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Market Operations - Overview

November 2010
Electric Power Research Institute
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Smart Grid, RTO, EPRI Use Case Repository, energy schedules, regional transmission organization, western interconnection, market participants, ancillary service bid, california iso, rto west, westconnect

This is a use case document that describes how the three possible Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) in the Western Interconnection are developing seamless interfaces for Market Participants to submit energy schedules and ancillary service bids across these 3 RTOs. The 3 RTOs are California ISO (existing ISO handling the electricity market in California), RTO West (potential RTO of many northwestern utilities), and WestConnect (potential RTO of many southwestern utilities). These 3 RTOs are developing the requirements for the Western RTO functions.