Sixth largest utility now trading in western EIM market


The sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider in the US has joined the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM).

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is now trading its energy on the western EIM with the help of energy trading solutions firm OATI.

SMUD has deployed the firm’s energy market management software webEIM to track and update its balancing position for all its tags and generators to ensure they are utilised as efficiently as possible.

SMUD is the first public-owned utility to enter the market.

Since its launch in 2014, the western EIM has helped its members save over $550 million. The market enables consumers across a wider footprint to access the most affordable energy generated from clean resources.

SMUD’s power mix is about 50% non-carbon emitting.