Archive | 2016

EIM-BOSR Meeting | May 22, 2016

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) met on May 22, 2016. Agenda

Spring 2016 HLRW Meeting

The WIEB HLRW Committee conducted a special meeting in downtown Denver on July 6-7, at WIEB offices. The purpose was to review and update the Committee’s policies regarding SNF/HLW transport, taking into account recent program initiatives and decisions. Topics included the role of SNF/HLW transport in an integrated national waste disposition program, transport cask confidence […]

WIEB Distributed Energy Resource policy paper now available

The Western Interstate Energy Board announces the availability of a new policy paper. The paper, entitled Distributed Energy Resource Interconnection Timelines and Advanced Inverter Deployment, is timely given the ever-increasing cumulative nameplate capacity of distributed energy resources in the Western Interconnection. The paper covers interconnection timelines, national standards for interconnection, Smart Inverter Working Group input […]

WIRAB Staff Comments on Peak Reliability 2016 Strategic Plan

The Staff of the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (“WIRAB Staff”) submitted comments on Peak Reliability’s March 30, 2016 draft 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. WIRAB Staff emphasized that the goal of Peak should be to serve the public interest by continually seeking to enhance grid reliability in the Western Interconnection and WIRAB Staff made comments and […]

Spring 2016 Joint WIRAB-CREPC Meeting

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) and the Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation (CREPC) met on April 26-27 at the Marriott City Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Agenda topics included: Regional ISO Design and Governance Issues; Distributed Energy Resource Policies; Essential Reliability Services; and Interconnection-wide Planning and Analysis. A detailed agenda is […]

Advice of WIRAB on the FERC NOI on Primary Frequency Response (Docket No. RM16-6-000)

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (“WIRAB”) submitted advice to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) on its 2016 Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) on Essential Reliability Services and the Evolving Bulk-Power System – Primary Frequency Response (Docket No.: RM16-6). Primary frequency response (“PFR”) is crucial in the reliable operation of the electric grid. With the […]

2016 OSMRE – WIEB Reclamation Committee Meeting

The WIEB Energy Minerals Reclamation Committee will hold its annual meeting during the morning of November 30, 2016. Reclamation Committee members will also meet with officials from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) during the business day of November 29, 2016. Both meetings will be held in Denver, […]

WIRAB Response to 2016 Peak Board Evaluation Questionnaire and Comments

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (“WIRAB”) submitted a response to Peak Reliability’s 2016 Board of Directors Evaluation Questionnaire. Peak uses the responses it receives from the questionnaire to evaluate the Board’s performance and effectiveness. WIRAB’s response to the questionnaire indicates a decline in performance and effectiveness from 2015 to 2016.   Link: Questionnaire Response […]

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | April 18, 2016

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

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | April 13, 2016

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) met on April 13, 2016. Agenda