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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 conducted its semi-annual meeting on Tuesday October 24, 2017 and Wednesday October 25, 2017 in San Diego, California.  Agenda | Summary

Fall 2017 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting

Monday, October 16, 1:00 p.m. PDT – Tuesday, October 17, 5:00 p.m. PDT The Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation (CREPC) and Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) meeting took place at the Renaissance Marriott Downtown Hotel in Reno, NV. Agenda

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | August 22, 2017

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) will meet on August 22, 2017. Agenda

WIRAB Monthly Meeting (August 2017)

Thursday, August 3, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) is conducting its monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities with 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 […]

Western Electricity Market Forum, August 3-4, 2017, Omni Hotel, San Diego, CA

The meeting is an opportunity for state policy makers and regulators to convene and discuss regionalization of organized wholesale electricity markets in the West.  The 2-day workshop combines introductory presentations on organized wholesale electricity markets; hands-on game-based market simulation training to improve understanding of market dynamics; updates on current activities at the California ISO and […]

Save the Dates for 2017 and 2018 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meetings

The Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation (CREPC) and Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) host meetings during the third week of April and third week of October each year. The location of the meetings vary. Please save the dates and note the locations of the upcoming meetings: Fall 2017 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting:         Dates: […]

2018 WIRAB Business Plan and Budget

On June 30, 2017, WIRAB submitted the final draft of the 2018 WIRAB Business Plan and Budget to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). NERC will submit the WIRAB budget to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on August 24, 2017. Link  

A Framework for Considering Multiple Reliability Coordinators in the Western Interconnection | GridSME Report | June 2017

The objective of this report is to introduce a framework for objectively reviewing and assessing the reliability and cost implications of a transition from a single Interconnection-wide Reliability Coordinator (RC) against the possibility of providing RC services in the Western Interconnection with multiple RCs with smaller RC footprints. The report identifies the tools and technologies […]