CA ISO Energy Imbalance Market – What Does it Mean For Developers?

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This Webinar is Public: Open to SEIA members and non-members

Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Time: 4-5 p.m. EST


The California Independent System Operator (ISO) is expanding its real-time market to include other balancing authorities in the West in its implementation of the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), which is the automated system that balances electricity supply and demand every five minutes by choosing the least-cost resource to meet the needs of the grid.  In October of this year, the ISO’s EIM goes “live” with PacifiCorp, serving customers in six states. Both the ISO and PacifiCorp recently received conditional approval of their filings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and are proceeding with testing and market simulation.   This webinar will provide an overview of the EIM, the current status of its implementation and a look to the future – including anticipated work following the October start date and an overview of the Transitional Committee which is an advisory body to the ISO Board on EIM issues.  

Attendees will learn:

  • An overview of the EIM
  • The current status of implementation
  • Future Activities regarding the EIM market



Stacey Crowley, Director of Regional Affairs, California Independent System Operator

Stacey Crowley is leading regional coordination efforts for the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO). Through outreach and education to energy leadership and organizations in the West, Ms. Crowley provides information to those interested in learning about the benefits of the ISO market and regional collaboration. Ms. Crowley has been active in developing relationships at the local, state and federal level as the Director of the Nevada State Office of Energy and Energy Advisor to Governor Brian Sandoval. She helped define important energy opportunities and challenges as she worked to frame initiatives from federal economic incentive programs to policy discussions benefiting the Silver State. Earlier in her career, she practiced as an architect, planning complex spacial programs and community-scale design standards with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. Ms. Crowley is a LEED Accredited Professional and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan and Masters of Architecture from the University of New Mexico.

Don Fuller, Director of Strategic Alliances, California Independent System Operator

Don Fuller's role at the ISO is to explore opportunities for regional collaboration. Last year, he led the efforts resulting in Valley Electric Association joining the ISO. Since then he has been at the forefront of the ISO work to respond to interest in an energy imbalance market. Mr. Fuller has been at the ISO since its startup and most recently served as Director of Customer Services & Industry Affairs. Prior to joining the ISO, he served in various leadership positions at Westinghouse in the Power Generation and Nuclear Business Units.

Mark Rothleder, Vice President, Market Quality and Renewable Integration, California Independent System Operator

Sara Birmingham, Director of Western Policy, SEIA (Moderator)



August 12, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm EDT


United States

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