Archive | Announcements

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 […]

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 […]

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | September 25, 2017

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) will meet on September 25, 2017. Agenda

WIRAB Monthly Meeting (September 2017)

Tuesday, September 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 […]

Reliability Risk Priorities for the Western Interconnection | InPOWERd Report | August 2017

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) commissioned a report from InPOWERd LLC on the NERC Reliability Issues Steering Committee’s (RISC) November 2016 report on ERO Reliability Risk Priorities. The InPOWERd Report provides a summary of the NERC RISC process and highlights key reliability risk profiles for the Western Interconnection, based on the 2016 ERO […]