April 23, 2020
9:30am - 4:00pm Pacific Time

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

RAAC/SAAC Combined Meeting


9:30 – 9:45     Introductions, approve minutes, power plan process update and review agenda


9:45 – 12:00    Resource Adequacy Assessment (this year will be a part of the 2021 Power Plan)

  • Major underlying scenarios:
    • Climate Change – for compatibility with the power plan will be based on the aggregate results from 3 climate change scenarios
    • Historic – for consistency with previous assessments will be based on historic river runoff and temperature data
  • Model: Classic GENESYS and to the extent possible the redeveloped GENESYS  
  • Limiting net imports in the redeveloped GENESYS
  • What constitutes a deficit? Should high prices count?  (first conversation)

12:00 – 12:45  Virtual Social Distancing Lunch


12:45 – 1:15    Existing System Resources

  • What resources to include and how to count them.

1:15 - 2:45       Connecting GENESYS to the RPM

  • Associated System Capacity Contribution (test array results (xlsx) 
    • Brief intro
    • Resources to include in the array and implications for the RPM
  • Adequacy Reserve Margin (aligning assumptions for RPM and GENESYS)
    • Brief intro
    • How do we account for resources in the ARM calculation?
    • Capacity and energy contribution methodology for existing and new resources in RPM

2:45 – 3:00      On/off peak Hour Definitions for Economic Dispatch in the RPM


3:00 – 3:15      EE and DR Supply Curve data

  • DR and EE elasticity array

3:15 – 3:45      AURORA Capital Expansion Assumptions

  • Peak credit assumptions for VER
  • Do we want to put limits on any resources (like gas plants in clean policy states or wind in CA)?

3:45 – 4:00      Topics for Upcoming Meetings and Conclusion


Committee charter/memberships updated in June 2020

  • SAAC meetings: May 6th and June 2nd
  • RAAC meetings: May 6th
  • Assumptions on existing and new resources, load forecasts
  • RPM futures methodology: Review and updates
  • WECC-wide policy implementation in the models (RPM and AURORA)
  • Climate change wind methodology
  • Further redeveloped GENESYS discussion


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