SAAC Meeting

9:30am - 3:30pm Pacific Time

Webinar - see below

All Advisory Committee meetings are recorded. Recordings are available on request.


9:30 – 9:45      Introductions, approve minutes, and review agenda

9:45 – 10:15    Preview Needs Assessment Results Part 2

10:15 – 11:15  Draft Results: Baseline WECC Buildout Part 2 - ppt for both 10:15 and 11:15 items

  • Buildout for the Baseline Scenario
  • Discussion of drivers
  • Proposed methodology changes, if any

    12:00 – 12:45  Virtual Social Distancing Lunch

    (timing adjusted due to morning running long)

    1:00pm - 1:45pm  Draft Results: Baseline Electricity Price Forecast Part 2

    • Mid-C Prices versus WECC-wide pricing
    • Avoided Market Emissions Rate
    • Use in the RPM: Price futures and market emissions rates

    1:45pm - 2:00pm   Market in Redeveloped GENESYS

    • External to the market bin methodology
    • Market limitations similar to the classic GENESYS
    • How this might change in scenario work

    2:00pm – 2:30pm      RPM Futures Methodology (Part 3)

    • Gas Prices
    • Electricity Prices

    2:30pm - 3:15pm RPM Draft Baseline Scenario Results Sneak Peak

    • Preliminary data:
      1. Initial REC Balance
      2. Avoided Emissions Rate
      3. ASCC/ARM from classic GENESYS

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

    • SAAC meetings: September 29th and October 7th
    • Topics:      

    Adequacy results (ARMs and ASCCs)

    Continued discussion and results on scenarios

    Webinar info:

    Please register for System Analysis Adv Comm - 9/2/2020 at:



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