June 2, 2020
9:30am - 3:30pm Pacific Time

Council Offices, 851 SW Sixth Ave, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 


9:30 – 9:45      Introductions, approve minutes of May 6 meeting, membership and review agenda

9:45 – 10:30    Further Discussion of Climate Change Wind Methodology


10:30 – 12:00  Further Discussion of State Policies and Emerging Tech Reference Plant

12:25 – 1:10  Virtual Social Distancing Lunch - time updated


1:10 – 2:45    Proposed Setup for External Electricity Price Forecast Scenarios in AURORA

  • Scenarios and which will likely have different benchmark price forecasts
  • Implementation of WECC-wide policies
  • Resource build limitations: wind in California, gas plants on the west coast
  • Climate change data
  • Parameters updates in AURORA for different scenarios

2:45 – 3:15      RPM Futures Methodology (Part 2)

  • Review of how risk is assessed in the Regional Portfolio Model
  • Benchmark forecasts
  • Weather Normalized Loads
  • Expected Peak Loads
  • Gas Prices
  • Electricity Prices

3:15 – 3:30      Topics for Upcoming Meetings and Conclusion

  • SAAC meetings: July 8th and August 5th
  • Committee charter/memberships updated in June 2020
  • Topics:      
    • RPM Futures Methodology (Part 3)
    • External Electricity Price Forecast Results
    • Adequacy results (ARMs and ASCCs)
    • Continued discussion on scenarios

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