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Operators of the Western EIM are working on two large and complicated issues for the expanding regional market: whether increasing levels of "wheel-throughs" should be compensated, and how to mitigate market power that could be exercised during times of tight supply.

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California’s grid operator is seeking federal approval of new market rules meant to address a bidding problem for Northwest hydro resources in the Western EIM, but is facing some resistance from state regulators.

The Montana PSC went against two recent state court decisions in its Aug. 12 order setting terms of a power purchase agreement between NorthWestern Energy and two wind farm QFs. The commission contended in its decision that the court rulings did not create generally binding principles, but r…

Avista has requested a 1.7 percent, $4.2 million electric revenue increase in Idaho for a power cost adjustment and BPA’s Residential Exchange Program benefit, and a 9.8 percent, $8.3 million revenue increase in Oregon for several annual natural gas adjustments.

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A Washington state appeals court on July 9 said ­Kittitas County commissioners took “too narrow a view” when they rejected a 4.5 MW solar project for being inconsistent with the state’s Growth Management Act, and sent it back to them for further consideration.

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