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Women in Energy Lunch

A “Women in Energy” lunch has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the Fall 2017 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting. The lunch meeting will take place at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel (Sage Room) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Carolyn Barbash, Vice President, 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) will meet 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 […]

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) […]

Fall 2017 HLRW Meeting

The Fall 2017 High-Level Radioactive Waste (HLRW) Committee Meeting will conduct its semi-annual meeting on Tuesday October 24, 2017 (from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) and Wednesday October 25, 2017 (from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, states only) in San Diego, California.  Agenda | Hotel Reservation | Logistics