Archive | 2017

WIRAB Webinar – Introduction to Remedial Action Schemes (RAS) in the West

Friday, September 29, 2017 The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a webinar to inform members and interested stakeholders of the importance of Remedial Action Schemes (RAS) and their role in the reliable operation of the Western Interconnection. A Remedial Action Scheme is a large-scale systematic plan designed to detect predetermined system conditions and […]

WIEB Webinar on The Role of Coal in the West

This Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) webinar focused on changes in the daily generation pattern of coal-fired generating units in the Western Interconnection over the 2001-2016 time period.  Benjamin Lim and Max Vilgalys presented findings from their analysis of hourly electric generation profiles contained in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) […]

WIRAB Webinar – Next Day Studies

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 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 at a high level and discussed the input […]

WIEB Webinar – Integrating Variable Resources onto the Electricity Grid

Friday, March 17, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MTN This was the final webinar for the Idaho-WIEB Western Multi-state Energy Planning Project. It included 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 that were […]

WIRAB Webinar – Role of the Reliability Coordinator and Balancing Authorities in the Western Interconnection

Friday, February 17, 2017 The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a webinar with Peak Reliability and the California ISO to inform members of the role of the two organizations in maintaining bulk power system reliability. On November 9, 2016, the CAISO experienced a computer error which resulted in invalid dispatch instructions being sent […]