Archive | 2014

RFP Released: Responses to Emerging Changes in Electric Distribution Systems in Western States and Provinces

The State-Provincial Steering Committee (SPSC) and Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) have issued an RFP for consulting services to conduct a study of responses to emerging changes in the electric distribution systems in Western States and Provinces. &nbsp This work is funded through the American Recovery and Investment Act (ARRA). All questions and RFP responses […]

WIRAB Webinar Series #2 Ramping Issues and Solutions

Ramping Issues and Solutions — November 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM (Mountain) | [presentation] | High penetrations of wind and solar can increase ramping needs. High penetrations of solar can lead to a net load “duck curve” which accentuates the need for ramping to meet the evening peak. Very high wind speeds can lead to […]

WIRAB Webinar Series: #1 Utility Operations – VER Reliability and Integration

Utility Operations – November 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM (Mountain) | [presentation] | This discussion focused on how system operators balance supply and demand when they have high penetrations of wind and solar on their system. We discussed the unit commitment process and options for intra-day unit commitment and coordinated unit commitment. We discussed the […]

RFP Released: Exploring the Modular Approach to 111(d) Compliance in the West

The State-Provincial Steering Committee (SPSC) and Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) have issued an RFP for consulting services to conduct a study that explores the modular approach to multi-state compliance with EPA’s proposed rule under section 111(d). This work is funded through a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy. All questions and RFP responses […]

WIRAB Comments on WECC Reliability Challenges White Paper

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Fall 2014 HLRW Meeting

Lake Tahoe, California | October 8-9, 2014 Agenda | Summary | Attendance

System Flexibility Forum-CREPC-WIRAB

San Diego, CA | October 20-22, 2014 System Flexibility Forum-CREPC-SPSC-WIRAB agenda | meeting summary | attendance

System Flexibility Forum-CREPC-SPSC-WIRAB

San Diego, CA  |  October 20-22, 2014 SFF-CREPC-SPSC-WIRAB agenda | summary | attendance

October 21, 2014 panel discussion at SPSC/CREPC/WIRAB meeting

October 21, 2014 San Diego meeting [recording] 111(d) @45:36

Special WIEB Board Meeting | San Diego, California | October 20, 2014

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