Since 2012, the Northwest Power Pool’s Members’ Market Assessment and Coordination Committee (MC) has been working with regional entities to identify solutions to improve the reliability, efficiency, and integrity of regional operations. BPA is resolved to continue delivering cost-effective solutions that are consistent with our guiding principles.
On May 29, 2015, the participants in this effort agreed to continue to pursue a set of tools and operating agreements that could enhance the reliability, affordability and sustainability of the region’s power and transmission system. The Northwest solution NWPP and BPA are pursuing includes the development of a Centrally Cleared Energy Dispatch and a Regulation Reserve Sharing Group. When combined with a common resource sufficiency standard as well as advances in transmission service, operational coordination and existing data tools, CCED and RRSG could provide a reliable and efficient within-hour (15 minute) operating environment in the Northwest.