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​Western Energy Imbalance Market stakeholder processes and initiatives

The western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), the ISO enhanced real-time market that went live on November 1, 2014, creates significant reliability and renewable integration benefits for consumers by sharing and economically dispatching a broad array of resources.  The ISO has several initiatives underway to further evolve the market as new entities participate, develop a long term governance structure over EIM matters and make enhancements based on experience from implementation.


​Active stakeholder initiatives


Consolidated Energy Imbalance Market initiatives

Regional integration and EIM greenhouse gas compliance


Active stakeholder activities


Stakeholder web conference - Draft greenhouse gas emissions tracking report


EIM Governing Body draft guidance document

EIM regional issues forum
The forum is organized by ten self-selected sector liaisons that facilitate input and participation from respective sectors on the topics and content not currently part of an ongoing ISO stakeholder process.


Completed stakeholder initiatives and meetings

Energy Imbalance Market year 1 enhancements
Process seeking to fulfill compliance requirements, facilitate new EIM entities joining the market and improve bidding and pricing rules.

Energy Imbalance Market governance development
Effort to develop a long-term governance structure on EIM issues.

Energy Imbalance Market Transitional committee
The committee will develop a proposal for a long-term EIM governance structure and will advise the Board on matters related to the final testing and early operational phase of the EIM.

Energy Imbalance Market pending market entities
Balancing authorities in the process of joining the ISO EIM as market entities.

Energy Imbalance Market foundation
This section provides general information on EIM, key foundational documents and historical initiatives that were the basis for the development of the market.