- Sep 11, 2019 5:09 pm GMT
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"Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and the Western Area Power Administration on Sept. 9 announced their decision to join the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) market. SPP said that when it launches the WEIS in February 2021, it will become the market administrator for these and potentially other utilities in the west. The market will centrally dispatch energy from these participants throughout the region every five minutes. WAPA’s agreement includes the firm electric service loads and resources of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program–Eastern Division, Loveland Area Projects and Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects, in the Upper Great Plains Western Area Balancing Authority and Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority footprints. ... The WEIS is one of several components of SPP’s Western Energy Services family of contract-based products. SPP also administers the Western Interconnection Unscheduled Flow Mitigation Plan and is on track to launch reliability coordination services for a number of western utilities in December 2019."