Archive | 2017

WIRAB Webinar Series: Webinar #2 – Power Grid Resilience and Mitigating the Impacts of a Cyber Event

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted the second in a series of webinars on the Cybersecurity of Electric Utility Industrial Control Systems. In Webinar #2 – Power Grid Resilience and Mitigating the Impacts of a Cyber Event, Veracity Industrial Networks and InPOWERd LLC provided a description of the resiliency of the U.S. grid and workforce challenges. […]

WIRAB Webinar Series: Webinar #1 – Introduction to Industrial Control Systems: Threats, Risks and Future Cybersecurity Trends

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted its first in a series of webinars on the Cybersecurity of Electric Utility Industrial Control Systems. In Webinar #1 – Introduction to Industrial Control Systems: Threats, Risks and Future Cybersecurity Trends, Veracity provided an introduction to the differences between electric utility information technology systems and industrial control systems, […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting (December 2017)

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) is conducting its monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities of WIRAB.  The purpose of the monthly meetings is for WIRAB Staff to provide WIRAB Representatives with progress reports on key initiatives and activities, to educate WIRAB […]

WIRAB Webinar Series on Cybersecurity of Electric Utility Industrial Control Systems

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a series of webinars on cybersecurity challenges faced by electric utilities and their industrial control systems. Experts from Veracity Industrial Networks, a cybersecurity company focused on delivering resilient and secure industrial network platforms, provided an introduction to the cyber threats faced by electric utility control systems, discussed […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting Cancelled (November 2017)

The November 2, 2017 Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) Monthly Teleconference Meeting is cancelled for this month. Additionally, the next WIRAB Monthly Meeting originally scheduled for December 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM MT has been reschedule for Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM MT.

WIRAB Advice to FERC on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing NOPR (RM18-1)

On October 23, 2017, the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) submitted advice to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that expressed concern about the accelerated timeline use in the rulemaking process under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (U.S. DOE) Reliability and Resilience Pricing Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR). WIRAB recommended that FERC ensure that […]

Women in Energy Lunch

A “Women in Energy” lunch was held Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the Fall 2017 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting. The lunch meeting took place at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel (Sage Room) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The keynote speaker was Carolyn Barbash, Vice President, Energy Market Policy, NV Energy. […]

WIRAB Comments on the U.S. DOE Staff Report on Electricity Markets and Reliability

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (“WIRAB”) submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy regarding the Staff Report on Electricity Markets and Reliability. WIRAB referenced research indicating that baseload operation of the coal fleet in the West has decreased from 52 percent of coal unit operating days in 2001 to 22 percent in 2016. […]

EIM-BOSR Meeting | October 16, 2017

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) met on October 16, 2017 in Reno, NV. Agenda

WIRAB Monthly Meeting (October 2017)

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) is conducting its monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities of WIRAB.  The purpose of the monthly meetings is for WIRAB Staff to provide WIRAB Representatives with progress reports on key initiatives and activities, to educate WIRAB […]