Physics and the Circle of Life -Thursday, April 29, 2021
I was present on the “meeting” that CREPC – the Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation – had last week with FERC Chairman Glick. I asked a question about his views on the need for an RTO across most of the West. The Chairman gave the expected answer that yes, it probably would be beneficial for the West to have a much bigger RTO. He then made the understandable caveat that the West is different than the East, where capacity markets are active. If a Western RTO were established, how the region chose to deal with Resource Adequacy (RA) would be up to them.