WPTF December 2022 Roundtable

Heat Wave: Lessons Learned, What Do We Need Before the “Next One?”

Thursday, December 8, 2022

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Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Mt. Adams Meeting Room
8:00am - 12:30pm

SAVE THE DATE: The Western Power Trading Forum (WPTF) will conduct a roundtable as a follow-on to its webinar on the recent heat wave in California. We will reprise CAISO information and data on regional pricing and resource performance.

Carrie Bentley will provide updated CAISO data, California RA rules and preliminary conclusions. Jeff Richter from Energy GPS will update information future Resource Mix for the Pacific NW region. This session will focus on these topics:

  • Are current reserves and transmission arrangements able to handle a heat wave that covers more of the region?
  • What near-term changes need to be made?
  • Can California Resource Adequacy rules be changed to harmonize with the rest of the West?
  • Will a Day-Ahead market improve transmission access?
  • Would one or more regional RTOs provide better “plumbing” for the region?


8:00 a.m.       Coffee and Administration
8:30 a.m.       Welcome and Introductions
9:00 a.m.       Presentation by Carrie Bentley, Update on CAISO data.
9:45 a.m.       Presentation by Jeff Richter, Energy GPS, Update on Western Regional Implications of  the Heat Wave
10:15 a.m.     Break
10:30 a.m.     Comments from CAISO & Western Power Pool

11:00 a.m.     Group Roundtable Discussion: Are we ready for the “Next One?”
12:00 Noon   Lunch
12:30 p.m.     Adjourn

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