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​Release planning analyzes the impact of initiatives

The release planning process assesses market initiative implementation impacts to determine target timeframes, project milestones and other resource considerations. It is a collaborative process between the ISO and market participants to optimize the costs and benefits of the implementation approach prior to committing resources.


Plans and schedules



2021 releases


Independent 2021

Spring 2021

  • Western EIM Balancing Authority of Northern California (phase 2)
  • Western EIM Turlock Irrigation District
  • Western EIM Public Service Company of New Mexico
  • Western EIM NorthWestern Energy
  • Western EIM Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Western EIM enhancements 2021 phase 1
  • Western EIM base schedule submission deadline phase 1
  • Real-time settlement review phase 1
  • FERC order 831 compliance - raise the bid cap to $2000/MWh

Summer 2021

Fall 2021




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