Grid modernization enables BPA’s participation in new market opportunities, like the Western Energy Imbalance Market operated by the California Independent System Operator. BPA is moving toward joining the EIM with an expected go-live date of May 3, 2022. Projects that will enable BPA’s participation in the EIM are underway, including EIM Bid and Base Scheduling, EIM Real-Time Operations, EIM Settlements Implementation, EIM Training Program and EIM Testing Program. Many other grid modernization projects also have elements that are critical to participation in the EIM.
Learn more about BPA's path to joining the EIM at www.bpa.gov/goto/EIM.