Archive | 2017

A Framework for Considering Multiple Reliability Coordinators in the Western Interconnection | GridSME Report | June 2017

The objective of this report is to introduce a framework for to objectively reviewing and assessing the reliability and cost implications of a transition from an Interconnection-wide, single Interconnection-wide, Reliability Coordinator (RC) against the possibility of the providing RC services in the Western Interconnection to multiple  by more RCs with smaller RC footprints. The report […]

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | June 26, 2017

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) will meet on June 26, 2017. Agenda

Save the Dates for 2017 and 2018 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meetings

The Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation (CREPC) and Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) host meetings during the third week of April and third week of October each year. The location of the meetings vary. Please save the dates and note the locations of the upcoming meetings: Fall 2017 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting:         Dates: […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting (June 2017)

Friday, June 2, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) is conducting its June monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities with WIRAB. The purpose of the monthly meetings is to provide WIRAB Members with progress reports on key initiatives and activities, to educate WIRAB Members […]

WIRAB Advice to Peak Reliability on Including Third Party Data Sharing in its Universal Data Sharing Agreement

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (“WIRAB”) submitted advice to Peak Reliability regarding if Peak’s Universal Data Sharing Agreement (“UDSA”) should be amended to include a third party data sharing review process. WIRAB recommended that the UDSA be amended to include a third party data sharing review process while ensuring continued security and protection for […]

WIRAB Webinar – Next Day Studies

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a webinar to inform members and interested stakeholders of the importance of the next day study process used by utilities to ensure reliability. Representatives from Peak Reliability and the California ISO walked through the process […]

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | May 30, 2017

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) will meet on May 30, 2017. Agenda

WIRAB Draft 2018 Business Plan and Budget Posted for Public Comment

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) draft 2018 Business Plan and Budget is available for comment.  Interested parties should submit comments by 5:00 pm on May 19, 2017. Please direct inquiries and e-mail comments to Alison Wilson (awilson@westernenergyboard.org).  Please e-mail comments using the subject line: “Response to WIRAB Draft 2018 Business Plan and Budget”. […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting (May 2017)

Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) staff is conducting its monthly teleconference with WIRAB Members to discuss WIRAB’s current initiatives and activities. The purpose of the monthly meetings is to provide WIRAB Members with progress reports on key initiatives and activities, to educate […]

Western Interstate Energy Board Supports Continued Funding for the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program (SEP)

Since 1975, the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program (SEP) and its predecessor programs have provided funding and technical assistance to states in the West and across the Nation, supporting efforts to advance a clean energy economy and maximize the benefits of energy efficiency.  Every Western state has received and benefitted from SEP funding.  […]