The Western Interstate Energy Board is pleased to announce the release of the Western Flexibility Assessment. This study investigates the flexibility of a future western grid in which renewable resources are deployed at levels consistent with enacted and foreseeable public policy requirements of Western states in the 2025 to 2035-time horizon. The study evaluates system […]
Archive | 2019
WIEB Webinar: Priority Considerations for the Transport of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel in the U.S.
The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) – Stanford University 2019 Summer Interns hosted a webinar presenting the culmination of their work on analysis of shipping priorities for transporting commercial spent nuclear fuel in the United States. The interns analyzed spent nuclear fuel data collected by the Energy Information Administration from utilities who operate nuclear power […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]