February 20-24, 2017 – U.S. Study Tour

February 20-24, 2017 – U.S. Study Tour

The study tour was organized by NARUC and covered three entities – (a) Xcel energy operating Public Service Company (PSCo) in Colorado, which has been practicing in a Joint Dispatch Service with utilities in the region, (b) PacifiCorp, which has recently joined an Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) to try and enlarge its balancing footprint to accommodate higher levels of RE penetration and (c) California ISO, which operates a full-fledged market with day-ahead and intra-day scheduling, dispatch and settlements. The Indian delegation included representation from Central Ministry of Power, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), USAID and GTG-RISE.