Voting

Official actions of the WIRAB shall be taken only upon the affirmative vote of at least one-half of the members of the WIRAB and those members casting affirmative votes must represent at least one-half of the electric energy consumed among the states and provinces participating in the WIRAB.

The amount of electric energy consumed shall be defined as the amount of electricity consumed in that portion of state or province that is located in the Western Interconnection. The amount of electricity consumed shall be derived from official sources and shall be posted on the WIEB website and updated no less often than once a year.

Electric Energy Consumed in the Western Interconnection, 2016

 

State/Province

Energy Consumed (MWh)

% of Western Interconnection

Alberta 53,843,400 6.5%
Arizona 78,237,828 9.5%
British Columbia 53,131,545 6.4%
California 286,131,196 34.6%
Colorado 54,799,244 6.6%
Idaho 23,048,310 2.8%
Mexico 10,457,720 1.3%
Montana 15,774,429 1.9%
Nebraska 1,354,962 0.2%
Nevada 38,785,071 4.7%
New Mexico 15,680,454 1.9%
Oregon 49,360,747 6.0%
South Dakota 3,061,385 0.4%
Texas 6,173,272 0.7%
Utah 30,179,534 3.6%
Washington 90,970,890 11.0%
Wyoming 16,554,870 2.0%
Total 827,544,857 100.00%

Sources: EIA Form 861 (US), AUC 2016 Sales History (AB), BCUA 2015/2016 Annual Report (BC), CFE Energy Information System (MX)