Archive | 2014

RFP Contractor selected for SPSC’s Modular Approach to 111(d) Compliance project

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WIRAB Webinar Series #5 Distributed Generation

Distributed Generation – December 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM (Mountain) | [presentation] | Distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar, can provide benefits to the system but can also pose bulk power system issues due to their interconnection requirements. We will discuss lessons learned from Germany in their rapid rooftop solar growth. We will discuss […]

December 2014 Western States Reclamation Meeting

Agenda

Energy, Minerals and Reclamation Committee Meeting

Denver, CO | December 14, 2014 | 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM | 5th Floor conference room | Colorado State Bank Building, 1600 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80202. Agenda

WIRAB Webinar Series #4 Transient Stability

Transient Stability – December 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM (Mountain) | [presentation] | We will discuss stability of the power system with high penetrations of wind and solar. Wind and solar provide some advantages and some disadvantages to keeping the system stable when a large disturbance occurs. A bigger issue for the west in terms […]

Summary of answers to questions on the RFP: Responses to Emerging Changes in Electric Distribution Systems in Western States and Provinces

A summary of answers to questions asked during the December 5th conference call are available here. Responses to the SPSC-WIEB RFP:Responses to Emerging Changes in the Electric Distribution Systems in Western States and Provinces are due December 23, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. MST.  This work is funded through a contract with the U.S. Department of […]

SPSC Webinar on Guiding Utility Performance: A Handbook for Regulators

SPSC held a webinar | presentation | audio | to discuss topics including tracking and reporting metrics and Performance Incentive Mechanisms (PIMs). Tim Woolf and Melissa Whited of Synapse Energy Economics were presenters. Synapse entered into a contract with SPSC in August 2014 to explore new regulatory models and performance regulation. This webinar provided the audience an opportunity to provide feedback […]

WIRAB Webinar Series #3 Frequency Response

Frequency Response — December 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM (Mountain) | [presentation] | Discussion on operational reliability of the power system with high penetrations of wind and solar. Can we keep the lights on when a large generator goes out? Wind and solar technologies are inverter-based and do not necessarily provide the same frequency response […]

Answers to written questions on the RFP: Exploring the Modular Approach to 111(d) Compliance in the West

The Answers to the written questions submitted on or before November 21, 2014 are available.    Responses to the SPSC-WIEB RFP: Exploring the Modular Approach to 111(d) Compliance in the West are due on December 4, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. MST.  This work is funded through a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy. All inquiries […]

Summary of November 19, 2014 Conference Call for RFP: Exploring the Modular Approach to 111(d) Compliance in the West

The Summary of the Bidders’ question and answer conference call is available. The call was held on November 19, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. MST. Responses to the SPSC-WIEB RFP: Exploring the Modular Approach to 111(d) Compliance in the West are due on December 4 by 5:00 p.m. MST. This work is funded through a contract […]