Entities that meet the following criteria for Membership in the Membership classes described below are eligible to be a Member of Peak.
Class 1: Electric Line of Business Entities owning, controlling, or operating more than one thousand (1,000) circuit miles of transmission lines of 115 kV or higher voltage within the Western Interconnection.
Class 2: Electric Line of Business Entities owning, controlling, or operating transmission or distribution lines, but not more than one thousand (1,000) circuit miles of transmission lines of 115 kV or higher voltage, within the Western Interconnection.
Class 3: Generation Owners and Operators and other Electric Line of Business Entities doing business in the Western Interconnection who are Registered Entities with NERC that do not own, control, or operate transmission or distribution lines in the Western Interconnection, including but not limited to power marketers, independent power producers, load serving entities, and any other Entity whose primary business is the provision of energy services.
Class 4: End users of significant amounts of electricity in the Western Interconnection, including industrial, agricultural, commercial, and retail entities. Organizations in the Western Interconnection that represent the interests of a substantial number of persons interested in the impacts of the Bulk Electric System on the public or the environment.
Class 5: State and Provincial Representatives from the Western Interconnection having policy or regulatory roles and who do not represent state or provincial agencies and departments whose function involves significant direct participation in the market as an end user or in Electric Line of Business activities.
Class 6: Members at large, that is, entities that are not otherwise eligible for Membership in the other Member Classes but who have a substantial interest in the purposes of Peak Reliability, such as developers.