Archive | 2019

2020 WIRAB Business Plan and Budget

WIRAB staff has submitted a final draft of the WIRAB 2020 Business Plan and Budget (BP&B) to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).  The BP&B outlines WIRAB’s budget and funding requirement, and identifies the organization’s strategic priorities and goals, for 2020.  The WIRAB budget is developed as part of the overall funding process for […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting Canceled | July 2019

The WIRAB monthly teleconference meeting scheduled for July 4, 2019 is canceled due to the Independence Day holiday. The next WIRAB monthly teleconference meeting will be August 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM MT. Additionally, the WIEB offices will be transitioning to a new webinar and teleconference service, so please check the WIEB Announcements for the […]

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | June 7, 2019

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) will meet via webinar and conference call on June 7, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The conference call will include a discussion of CAISO’s Draft Final Proposal EIM Governance Review Committee Charter. Phone: 866.740.1260 Access code: 8974605 Web Link: href=https://cc.readytalk.com/r/koc6qeotcy3z&eom

WIRAB Monthly Meeting | June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) is conducting its monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities of 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 […]

WIEB Webinar: System Flexibility and Data-Driven Thermal Operating Limits

With increasing penetrations of variable energy resources on both the transmission and distribution systems, utilities need to adapt how they manage their resources to integrate the variable resources and load while maintaining reliability. One tool available to system operators to increase the flexibility of their thermal units is to reduce the minimum operating limit (also […]

WIEB Webinar: HLRWC 2017 Policy Papers

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee (HLRWC) has gathered and distilled the experience it has developed over decades of engagement with various nuclear waste transportation programs into nine policy papers. The HLRWC collectively developed and approved these policy positions, and they have been subsequently adopted by the WIEB Board. This webinar […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting | May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) is conducting its monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities of 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 Monthly Meeting | April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) is conducting its monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities of 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 […]

WIEB Webinar: New Approaches to Defining HLRW

The U.S. statutory definitions of “high-level radioactive waste” (HLW) have long been criticized for being largely based on the source of the nuclear waste, rather than being based on the waste’s characteristics, desired disposal pathways, or risk management ideas. In October 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offered a new interpretation of the term […]

2019 EIM-BOSR 2nd Quarter Meeting | April 17, 2019

The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) met at the Marriott Salt Lake Downtown City Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 17, 2019. Agenda