Archive | 2017

High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee Policy Papers

The Western Interstate Energy Board has approved and adopted five new policy papers developed by the High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee. The papers received undivided support from the Board. These papers now represent the official policy of WIEB on several key nuclear waste transportation topics: the application of the WIPP transport model to SNF/HLW transport; physical […]

EIM BOSR Comments on CAISO Initiative: Revisions to EIM Market Governance Documents

The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) submitted comments to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) regarding proposed revisions to EIM market governance documents. These comments are in response to the November 17, 2017, CAISO Issue Paper that proposes changes to the Selection Policy for the EIM Governing Body (“Selection Policy”) […]

WIRAB Webinar Series: Webinar #3 – Challenges with State/Provincial Policies to Address Cyber Risk

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted the third in a series of webinars on the Cybersecurity of Electric Utility Industrial Control Systems. In “Webinar #3 – Challenges with State/Provincial Policies to Address Cyber Risk”, Veracity Industrial Networks and InPOWERd LLC described some challenges with policies aimed at encouraging good cyber practices. They then participated in […]

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | January 8, 2018

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) met on January 8, 2018. The conference call included presentations and discussion of CAISO’s new initiative to extend the day-ahead market to EIM participants and the potential impacts of EIM greenhouse gas compliance proposals on the EIM market design and operation. We were pleased to […]

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 […]

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 Industrial Networks provided an introduction to the differences between electric utility information technology systems and industrial […]

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 and InPOWERd LLC provided an introduction to the cyber threats faced by electric utility control systems, discussed resiliency in the power grid and control systems to mitigate […]

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 […]