Archive | Announcements

Women in Energy Lunch

A “Women in Energy” lunch was held on April 13, 2017 in Boise, Idaho in conjunction with the Spring 2017 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting. The lunch meeting took place at the Grove Hotel in the Ivy Conference Room. The keynote speaker presentation slides can be found here. The organizers of the Women in Energy Lunch were Christine […]

Spring 2017 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting

The Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation (CREPC) and Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) meeting took 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 were at the Grove Hotel (next door to the Boise […]

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

The annual meeting of the Western Interstate Energy Board was held on April 12th in Boise, Idaho. Agenda topics included: 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.

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Advice of WIRAB on the FERC NOPR on Primary Frequency Response (Docket No. RM16-6-000)

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) submitted advice to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on its 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on Essential Reliability Services and the Evolving Bulk-Power System – Primary Frequency Response (Docket No.: RM16-6). FERC proposed to revise its regulations to require all newly interconnecting large and small generating […]