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    Operating Reserve Market Review

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    Purpose and introduction 

    The purpose of this initiative is to assess opportunities to enhance competition and price fidelity in the existing Operating Reserve (OR) markets to improve efficiency.

    At the highest level the market is functioning, but there are several design elements that are not performing in a way that promotes efficiency. Incremental change should be sufficient to address the concerns. Ensuring an efficient market design is essential, especially given the importance of OR both economically and operationally as the system and fleet evolve. 

    • Session 2 | April 7, 2022

      The AESO held a virtual stakeholder consultation session on April 7, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

      Session purpose

      The Invitation for Stakeholder Consultation Session states this consultation session will share the AESO’s draft recommendation on the Group 1 market design elements that were discussed in session 1 on Nov. 30, 2021. Additionally, further details and potential alternatives will be shared for the Group 2 market design elements. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to discuss and share feedback on the Group 1 draft recommendations and Group 2 alternatives presented in this session.

      Stakeholder comments

      The AESO received comments from Stakeholders in response to its Apr. 12, 2022 Letter of Notice for Additional Feedback from Stakeholder Consultation Session 2 on the Operating Reserve Market Review. All written comments received can be found in the material section below. 

      Thank you to all Stakeholders who participated in this part of the Operating Reserve Market Review process. The AESO will take all comments received into consideration during the development of the Operating Reserve Market Review.

      Session 2 materials

    • Session 1 | Nov. 30, 2021

      The AESO held a virtual stakeholder consultation session on Nov. 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

      Session purpose

      The Invitation for Stakeholder Consultation Session states this consultation session will provide Stakeholders with an introduction to the Operating Reserve Market Review initiative, including the purpose, scope, and an initial list of market design elements under consideration. This session will give Stakeholders an opportunity to ask questions and give feedback on the proposed scope and consultation process.

      Stakeholder comments

      The AESO received comments from Stakeholders in response to its Dec. 1, 2021 Letter of Notice for Additional Feedback from Stakeholder Consultation Session on the Operating Reserve Market Review. All written comments received can be found in the material section below. 

      Thank you to all Stakeholders who participated in this part of the Operating Reserve Market Review process. The AESO will take all comments received into consideration during the development of the Operating Reserve Market Review.

      Session 1 materials

       

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