Archive | 2016

WIRAB Webinar on Critical Energy-Electric Infrastructure Information

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (“WIRAB”) hosted a webinar on the designation, protection, and sharing of critical electric infrastructure information. Critical electric infrastructure refers to systems or assets of the bulk-power system the incapacity or destruction of which would negatively affect national security, economic security, or public health or safety. The protection and appropriate […]

RETI 2.0 Western Outreach Project

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) announced the Western Outreach Project in collaboration with California’s Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative 2.0 (RETI 2.0). This Outreach project solicited input from stakeholders across the Western Interconnection regarding renewable energy and transmission options that could contribute to meeting California’s energy […]

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | July 18, 2016

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) met on July 18, 2016. Agenda

Job Announcement: Electric System Reliability Analyst

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and its sister organization, the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB), are seeking applicants for the “Electric System Reliability Analyst” position. Click here for details.

Request for Proposal (RFP): RETI 2.0 Western Outreach Project

The Western Interstate Energy Board seeks technical assistance from an experienced contractor to carry out a two-month outreach project that solicits and summarizes input from stakeholders across the Western Interconnection for consideration in California’s Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative 2.0 (RETI 2.0). Deadline for responding to the RFP is July 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. MDT. […]

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | July 5, 2016

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) met on July 5, 2016. Agenda

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | June 27, 2016

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) met on June 27, 2016. Agenda  

2016 WIEB Annual Board Meeting | Denver, Colorado | June 21-22, 2016

The Western Interstate Energy Board of Directors met in downtown Denver on June 21-22 at the Homewood Suites hotel. Agenda topics included updates on committee activities, WIEB initiatives, process for committee policy resolutions and written comments, election of WIEB officers, approval of WIEB budget and state-provincial roundable discussion. Agenda | Minutes

WIRAB Draft 2017 Business Plan and Budget Posted for Public Comment

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) draft 2017 Business Plan and Budget is available for comment.  Interested parties should submit comments by 5:00 pm on June 16, 2016. Please direct inquiries and e-mail comments to Alison Wilson (at awilson@westernenergyboard.org).  Please e-mail comments using the subject line: “Response to WIRAB Draft 2017 Business Plan and […]

Distributed Energy Resource Interconnection Timelines and Advanced Inverter Deployment

The Western Interstate Energy Board presented a webinar on distributed energy resources on Monday May 9. The webinar, entitled Distributed Energy Resource Interconnection Timelines and Advanced Inverter Deployment, was timely given the ever-increasing cumulative nameplate capacity of distributed energy resources in the Western Interconnection. The webinar covered interconnection timelines, national standards for interconnection, Smart Inverter […]