Markets+ State Committee elects Nick Myers as new chairman

Published on May 21, 2024 by Chris Galford

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For its next chairman, the Markets+ State Committee (MSC) – a standing committee of the Markets+ western day-ahead market – recently elected Commissioner Nick Myers.

“I would like to thank the members of the MSC for this opportunity,” Myers said. “I look forward to working together with my fellow Commissioners to ensure our varied state interests continue to be represented in the development of the Markets+ Tariff and protocols.”

Markets+ is a bundle of services meant to centralize day-ahead and real-time unit commitment and dispatch, and for which a related tariff was filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in March. As part of Markets+, MSC is an extension of the Southwest Power Pool. It is composed of regulators from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Going forward, Myers will lead the MSC in pursuit of insight for the Markets+ Independent Panel, Markets+ Executive Committee and other task forces raised to address matters of interest to the MSC, such as initiative prioritization, market operations and policy issues. Assisting in this will be Idaho Commissioner, John R. Hammond, Jr., recently tapped to serve the MSC as vice chair.

Myers is a vice chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal and serves on NARUC’s Committee on Critical Infrastructure as well as the the Western Resource Adequacy Program Committee of State Representatives, and is a member of the NARUC-NASEO Advanced Nuclear State Collaborative.