WECC’s New Energy Markets: Navigating Evolving Energy Markets

The OATI Regional Workshops will connect you with experts with many years of experience in the Energy Markets and their expansion in the WECC. Our instructors will provide in-depth analysis of potential benefits of participating and help you make sense of these complex Energy Markets and the software application, integration requirements, and help you navigate various options, including deciding whether/how to stay with EIM and join EDAM if you are already an EIM participant or join the SPP Markets Plus. The following topics will be covered at the workshops:

  • What are the similarities and differences between MRTU, DAME, EIM, and EDAM; WEIS and Markets+?
  • What are the potential benefits of the new Markets?
  • What are the required infrastructure and potential costs to operate in the new Markets?
  • How do the EDAM and Markets+ markets work?
  • What market products are included in MRTU, DAME, EIM, EDAM, WEIS and Markets+?
  • What are the challenges that BA’s transmission operators have in managing tags and transmission deration and outages?
  • What factors should a BA consider to decide whether to join the new Markets?
  • What Factors should an asset Owner consider to decide whether to participate the new Markets?
  • What factors should a Transmission Owner consider to decide whether to join and participate in the ISO/RTO (Participating Transmission Owner in CAISO or the equivalent in RTO West)?

​OATI will be hosting two sessions of this workshop at the following locations:

Phoenix, AZ: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 – DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix

Seattle, WA: Monday, February 05, 2024 – DoubleTree Seattle Airport


Schedule (Updated 01/05/2024)

8:00 – 8:15 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 9:45 AMNew Markets Overview (CAISO EDAM & SPP Markets+)
9:45 – 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 – 12:00 PMNew Market Functional Details (EDAM)
12:00 – 1:00 PMGroup Luncheon (Complimentary)
1:00 – 1:30 PMDay in the Life of CAISO Market and OATI Applications
1:30 – 2:00 PMNew Market Functional Details (Markets +)
2:00 – 2:30 PMDay in the Life of Markets+ and OATI Applications 
2:30 – 2:45 PMBreak
2:45 – 3:15 PMPathways to EDAM and Markets+
3:15 – 4:00 PM
Open Forum for Customers 
  • Market Comparisons
  • Regional Benefits of each Market ​
  • How OATI can help, Next steps 
4:00 PMClosing

These workshops are free to attend for anyone considering joining these new Markets. To RSVP, please complete the form. If you have any questions, please reach out to communications@oati.net.

If you experience any problems registering, please reach out to us at registration@oati.net.


Thank you for your interest. Registration is now closed. Please reach out to communications@oati.net with any questions.