CAISO has announced that the Balancing Authority of Northern California (BANC) and the Western Area Power Administration-Sierra Nevada Region (WAPA SN) have both signed to join the real time energy market in April 2021.  The agreement will include the following BANC members:

  • Modesto Irrigation District
  • City of Redding and the City of Roseville and WAPA SN. BANC,
  • a joint powers agency including SMUD, the City of Shasta Lake and Trinity Public Utilities District


According to the CAISO press release, “The BANC announced yesterday that its Commission voted to finalize a Western EIM implementation agreement with the ISO. Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the nation’s sixth-largest municipal utility, became the first BANC member to participate in the Western EIM on April 3, 2019.”

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