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WGG submits comments on Transmission Access Charge Options Initiative

On November 20, 2015, the Western Grid Group submitted comments on the the issue paper for the Transmission Access Charge Options Initiative proposed by the California ISO.

EIM and Arizona: Op-ed in the Arizona Republic

26 million ways Arizonans benefit from energy market. This op-ed appeared in Arizona Republic on August 17, 2015. Submitted by Carl Zichella and Leisa Brug, the op-ed was a group effort by NRDC, Energy Innovation, Sonoran Institute and WGG supporting AZ's participation in an EIM and regional markets. It calls for TEP, SRP and Western Energy move forward on their own study of the benefits of joining an Energy Imbalance Market.

WGG, WIRAB, NRDC on PEAK’s proposed data sharing policy

WIRAB staff, the Western Grid Group, and representatives of NRDC, submitted joint comments on Peak’s proposed data sharing policy currently out for stakeholder review. Comments were submitted July 24, 2015. View comments here.

WGG Comments to the AZ Corporation Commission on Interconnection

Western Grid Group (WGG) submitted comments to the Arizona Corporation Commission's on its effort to update and adopt rules related to the interconnection of distributed generation facilities. Comments were submitted July 24, 2015. WGG supports Rule 21, Part 1 with its 7 setting specifications. You can read or download comments here.

WGG’s Synapse EIM Report

WGG commissioned a report by Synapse Energy Economic, Inc. to estimate the benefits of the newly formed regional Energy Imbalance Market. The report was commissioned to illuminate all benefits - financial savings as well as reliability improvements - resulting from utilities participating in this market platform. The report will be used to encourage utilities and regulators to join the EIM as soon as possible to capture customers savings, reduce the cost of renewable energy integration and improve reliability.

America’s Power Plan

More than 150 top energy experts have joined America’s Power Plan, a project designed to tackle the tough questions and propose a path to overcoming regulatory, legal and economic barriers to a cleaner more efficient energy future. Together, these papers provide a policy toolbox to guide decision makers on utility business models, finance, market design, transmission and distribution policies, distributed energy resource integration and siting.