WEIM Governing Body reappoints Kondziolka & Wagner

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Chair and vice chair also selected at June 20 meeting in Idaho

FOLSOM, Calif. – The Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM) Governing Body recently reappointed Rob Kondziolka and Rebecca Wagner to its ranks, with terms beginning July 1, 2024.

Now in his second term, Kondziolka is an executive consultant for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, which develops and enforces reliability standards for bulk power systems. He has more than 45 years of electric utility industry experience and has served in many leadership positions with utilities in the Southwest including Salt River Project and Tucson Electric Power Company. Kondziolka has also been active on various industry committees and initiatives, including several for the Western Electric Coordinating Council and the U.S. Department of Energy. Kondziolka’s term will end on June 30, 2027.

Wagner, also starting her second term, has more than 25 years of electric utility experience. She was a member of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, director of the Nevada Office of Energy, and energy advisor to former Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn. Wagner is a recognized leader in the evolution of Western energy market governance and participated on both the WEIM’s Governance Review Committee and the initial EIM Transitional Committee, serving as the vice chair and chair, respectively. Wagner’s term will end on June 30, 2027.

“Both Rob and Rebecca’s impressive leadership skills are invaluable as we continue to cooperatively work to transform the governance model to meet the needs of the West and expand our services to include the extended day-ahead market,” said ISO President & CEO Elliot Mainzer.

At its June 20 meeting in Boise, Idaho the Governing Body elected Kondziolka to serve as its chair and Wagner to vice chair. Their leadership terms are from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025.

The Governing Body oversees both the WEIM real-time energy market and the development of EDAM, sharing authority with the California Independent System Operator’s (ISO) Board of Governors on market matters.

Launched in 2014, the WEIM includes 22 balancing areas from across the West and has generated $5.49 billion in cumulative benefits to participating entities.

The WEIM was designed to enable participants to buy and sell power close to the time electricity is consumed. With state-of-the art technology, the market finds and delivers lowest-cost resources to meet immediate power needs and manages congestion on transmission lines to maintain grid reliability.

Operated by the ISO, the WEIM includes portions of Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and extends to the border with Canada, and represents nearly 79% of the load within the WECC.

Visit the westerneim.com website for more information about the Governing Body members, market participants, benefits reports, and initiatives. For more information on EDAM, visit our EDAM webpage


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The Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM) is a real-time wholesale energy trading market that enables participants anywhere in the West to buy and sell energy when needed. The WEIM Governing Body is the governing authority designed by regional stakeholders and has shared authority with the ISO Board of Governors to resolve rules specific to participation in the WEIM.

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