Western Grid Coordination

PacifiCorp and the California Independent System Operator launched the Energy Imbalance Market in November 2014. The EIM uses a sophisticated system to automatically balance demand every five minutes with the lowest cost energy available across the combined grid.

The EIM leverages the growing diversity of renewable resources, flexible backup resources and demand using advanced technology to keep energy supply affordable and reliable.

See how we're powering the West with clean, reliable and affordable energy

Benefits

  • Customer savings
  • Reduced emissions
  • Improved grid reliability

 

Quarterly EIM Benefits Reports

The benefits report released on July 31, 2018, showed total benefits of $401.7 million since November 2014. See all benefits reports

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Information for transmission customers and stakeholders

Information on EIM can be found on PacifiCorp’s Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS)


Expanding regional energy partnerships

PacifiCorp and the ISO announced in April 2015 they signed a memorandum of understanding for the energy company to explore becoming a full Participating Transmission Owner in the ISO.

A study released on October 13, 2015, finds coordinating the electric grids operated by PacifiCorp and the California Independent System Operator (ISO) to create a regional power marketplace could reduce energy costs by billions of dollars and help states meet their environmental goals.

Learn more about the study and the benefits »