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Imbalance Trading Online Training: Imbalance and Balance Accounts

Imbalance Accounts include:

  • Cumulative
  • Operating
  • CPBA

Imbalance Account balances are current only during the Trade Period.

Balance Accounts include:

  • Market Center Park & Lend
  • Storage

Current Balance Account balances may be retrieved at any time, whether the Trade Period is in effect or not.

Three types of imbalances may be electronically traded:

  • Cumulative Imbalances - traded the month following the supply month
  • Operating Imbalances - traded three months following the supply month
  • California Production Imbalances (CPBA) - traded the month following the supply month