Archive | 2017

Women in Energy Lunch

A “Women in Energy” lunch has been scheduled for April 13, 2017 in Boise, Idaho in conjunction with the Spring 2017 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting. The lunch meeting will take place at the Grove Hotel in the Ivy Conference Room from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Suedeen Kelly, Partner at Akin […]

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.  […]

Spring 2017 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting

The Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation (CREPC) and Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) meeting will take place from 1:00 p.m. MDT Wednesday, April 12, 2017 to 12 noon MDT Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Boise Centre East in downtown Boise, Idaho. Hotel accommodations are available at the Grove Hotel (next door to […]

2017 WIEB Annual Board Meeting | Boise, Idaho | April 12, 2017

The annual meeting of the Western Interstate Energy Board is scheduled for April 12th in Boise, Idaho. Agenda topics include: Activities of WIEB’s High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee; WIEB’s new SunShot Award to Mitigate or Remove Barriers to Deployment of Solar PV; WIEB’s new Summer Internship Program with Stanford University; WIEB’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget and […]

WIRAB Advice on the Composition of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council Nominating Committee

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (“WIRAB”) submitted advice to the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Member Advisory Committee’s (MAC’s) Nominating Committee Composition Work Group (Work Group) on the composition of the WECC Nominating Committee (NC).  In response to concerns about Member Class representation on the NC, the Work Group developed a whitepaper exploring possible […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting Cancelled (April 2017)

The April 6, 2017 Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) Monthly Teleconference Meeting is cancelled for this month. Please join us in Boise, ID for our Spring 2017 Joint CREPC-WIRAB meeting on April 12-14. The next WIRAB Monthly Meeting is scheduled for May 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM MT.

Integrating Variable Resources onto the Electricity Grid

Friday, March 17, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MTN This will be the final webinar for the Idaho-WIEB Western Multi-state Energy Planning Project. It will include an overview of the Roadmap for Policy Makers and a deeper dive into strategies for addressing the challenges of integrating variable resources onto the electricity grid. Questions […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting (March 2017)

Thursday, March 2, 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 […]

EIM Body of State Regulators Meeting

The EIM Body of State Regulators (EIM-BOSR) meeting took place Wednesday March 1, 2017 at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Agenda

Leadership of WIEB, WIRAB and CREPC in 2017

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and its Committees benefit greatly from the diverse participation and leadership provided by representatives of Western states and provinces. WIEB is pleased to announce its Committee leadership for 2017: Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB): Dr. Laura Nelson, Executive Director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development and Energy […]