CREPC Meetings

SPSC-WIRAB Webinar Series #2: Grid Management Technologies

March 12, 2015 | Grid Management Technologies | [presentation] | During the last several years more than $100 million has been invested in the West in the deployment of synchrophasor technology. Additional investments have been made in smart grid control devices. During this webinar, GridSME will explain how data from synchrophasors and grid control devices […]

SPSC-WIRAB Webinar Series #1: Grid Transfer Capability Planning and Needs

Current Grid Transfer Capability Planning and Needs – March 5, 2015 | [presentation] | This webinar was coordinated with GridSME, a consultant to the SPSC and WIRAB. The purpose involved reviewing the current process for determining transmission transfer capabilities and identifying the drivers to develop a more dynamic methodology that can make better use of […]

SPSC Webinar on Guiding Utility Performance: A Handbook for Regulators

SPSC held a webinar | presentation | audio | to discuss topics including tracking and reporting metrics and Performance Incentive Mechanisms (PIMs). Tim Woolf and Melissa Whited of Synapse Energy Economics were presenters. Synapse entered into a contract with SPSC in August 2014 to explore new regulatory models and performance regulation. This webinar provided the audience an opportunity to provide feedback […]

System Flexibility Forum-CREPC-WIRAB

San Diego, CA | October 20-22, 2014 System Flexibility Forum-CREPC-SPSC-WIRAB agenda | meeting summary | attendance

SPSC Webinar on Western Gas-Electric Interdependency Study – Phase 2 results

E3 will present, via webinar, the Phase2 results of SPSC’s Western Gas-Electric Interdependency Study: August 13, 2014 at 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Pac) / 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Mtn). For connection information go to the study webpage. Phase 2 of Natural Gas Infrastructure Adequacy in the Western Interconnection: An Electric System Perspective explores the impacts of high renewable penetrations […]

PUC EIM Group-CREPC-WIRAB Joint Meetings

Tempe, AZ | March 24-26, 2014 PUC EIM Group-CREPC-SPSC-WIRAB Combined agenda | meeting summary | attendance

Webinar on EPA regulation of GHG under Clean Air Act Section 111(d)

A webinar was held on March 5 to discuss forthcoming EPA regulations on carbon emissions from existing power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. The purpose of the webinar was to build Western states’ understanding of the issues and encourage discussion among the states in advance of the release of the proposed […]

Webinar on DOE’s consultation draft Transmission Congestion Study

On February 19, 2014 SPSC-CREPC-WIRAB held a webinar to examine DOE’s consultation draft for its next transmission congestion study. Under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, DOE must conduct a transmission congestion study every three years. Upon completion of such studies, the Secretary of Energy may designate geographic areas pertinent to relieving congestion or constraints […]

Webinar on E3 study of 50% California RPS

The E3 study evaluated the operational challenges, potential solutions, and cost consequences of a higher Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) in California by 2030.  Equally important, the study layed out a useful roadmap of needed research on measures to address these challenges, such as increased regional coordination, a more diverse portfolio of renewable resources, and other […]

Webinar on Variable Generation Forecasting

On December 18th 2013 SPSC sponsored a webinar about the results of a recent survey on the wind and solar generation forecasting practices of 13 balancing authorities in the Western Interconnection. Rebecca Widiss and Kevin Porter of Exeter Associates talked about the type and scope of wind and solar generation forecasts including distributed solar forecasts, […]