BPA is participating in the Northwest Power Pool’s Market Assessment and Coordination Committee (MC). The MC is a collaboration of 19 public and investor-owned utilities from across the NWPP footprint. It is considering the design for a within-hour energy market, called a security constrained economic dispatch (SCED), for a subset of NWPP balancing areas.
BPA is launching a public process to consider its participation in the SCED design proposal being developed by the NWPP MC. A subset of the BAs in the NWPP footprint may choose to participate in the SCED, and each BA will make its own decision about whether to participate.