Archive | Announcements

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 […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting (February 2017)

Friday, February 3, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) staff is conducting its first monthly meeting 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 […]

WIRAB Coordination Meeting with Peak and WECC Class 5 Members (December 2016)

Friday, December 2, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) staff is conducting its quarterly coordination meeting with Peak Reliability (Peak) Class 5 Members and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Class 5 Members prior to the respective Peak and WECC Board of Directors and Member Advisory Committee (MAC) […]

Draft Roadmap for Policy Makers: Options for Addressing Emerging Energy Issues in the West

The draft Roadmap for Policy Makers: Options for Addressing Emerging Energy Issues in the West [pdf] is released for comment along with the technical briefing papers that is summarizes. All documents are available on the Idaho-WIEB State Energy Planning project webpage: [Documents Webpage] WIEB staff will present highlights of the Roadmap and provide an opportunity […]

Fall 2016 Joint WIRAB-CREPC Meeting

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) and the Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation (CREPC) met on October 31-November 2 at the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego, CA.   Joint CREPC-WIRAB Agenda | Minutes

Fall 2016 HLRW Meeting

The WIEB HLRW Committee conducted its semi-annual meeting in downtown Phoenix on December 14, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel A states-only meeting was held the day before on December 13   Agenda 

Webinar: Coordinating Energy Efficiency (EE) and Demand Response (DR) Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Among Western States

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Electricity Markets and Policy Group jointly hosted a webinar on September 20, 2016 designed to support states considering and implementing EM&V activities to document energy and demand savings and other impacts of demand-side programs.  Information presented included options for multistate collaboration on EM&V […]

WIRAB Webinar on Critical Energy-Electric Infrastructure Information

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (“WIRAB”) hosted a webinar on the designation, protection, and sharing of critical electric infrastructure information. Critical electric infrastructure refers to systems or assets of the bulk-power system the incapacity or destruction of which would negatively affect national security, economic security, or public health or safety. The protection and appropriate […]

RETI 2.0 Western Outreach Project

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) announced the Western Outreach Project in collaboration with California’s Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative 2.0 (RETI 2.0). This Outreach project solicited input from stakeholders across the Western Interconnection regarding renewable energy and transmission options that could contribute to meeting California’s energy […]

Job Announcement: Electric System Reliability Analyst

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and its sister organization, the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB), are seeking applicants for the “Electric System Reliability Analyst” position. Click here for details.