Archive | 2020

WIRAB Webinar Series (Webinar #5): Current Issues: 100% Clean Energy Policy Targets, Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), and Grid Reliability

WIRAB Webinar Series – Grid Reliability and the Changing Resource Mix The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a series of five tutorials on how the changing resource mix affects grid reliability. Power system experts Debbie Lew and Nick Miller broke down grid reliability needs into long-term, medium-term, and short-term timeframes to discuss how […]

Western Electricity Industry CEO Discussion

Leaders of the electric utility industry will discuss the emerging issues and key strategic initiatives that will shape the landscape of the western electricity industry over the next five years. Pat Vincent-Collawn, President & CEO, PNM Resources Lisa Grow, President, Idaho Power Company Carolyn Barbash, Vice President, NV Energy Gary Hoogeveen, President & CEO, Rocky […]

WIRAB Webinar Series (Webinar #4): Short-Term Reliability (Part 2) – Transient and Small Signal Stability

WIRAB Webinar Series – Grid Reliability and the Changing Resource Mix The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a series of five tutorials on how the changing resource mix affects grid reliability. Power system experts Debbie Lew and Nick Miller broke down grid reliability needs into long-term, medium-term, and short-term timeframes to discuss how […]

Role of Regional States Committees in Wholesale Electricity Market Governance

In 2015, the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM)– Body of State Regulators (BOSR) was established to provide a forum for state regulatory commissioners to learn about, discuss, and advise the EIM Governing Body on the development of the EIM. At that time, the EIM included only two participating entities and its future was uncertain.  Today, […]

WIRAB Webinar Series (Webinar #3): Short-Term Reliability – System Stability Introduction and Frequency Response

WIRAB Webinar Series – Grid Reliability and the Changing Resource Mix The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a series of five tutorials on how the changing resource mix affects grid reliability. Power system experts Debbie Lew and Nick Miller broke down grid reliability needs into long-term, medium-term, and short-term timeframes to discuss how […]

Price Formation in Wholesale Electricity Markets

The primary role of a market price is to reflect equilibrium between supply and demand. In a well-functioning and competitive wholesale electricity market, the market price represents the cost per megawatt-hour to procure the next megawatt needed to balance the system.  This common understanding of price formation in wholesale electricity markets can give the false […]

WIRAB Webinar Series (Webinar #2): Medium-Term Reliability – System Balancing

WIRAB Webinar Series – Grid Reliability and the Changing Resource Mix The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a series of five tutorials on how the changing resource mix affects grid reliability. Power system experts Debbie Lew and Nick Miller broke down grid reliability needs into long-term, medium-term, and short-term timeframes to discuss how […]

Resource Adequacy Program for Electric Utilities in the West

The Northwest Power Pool, with the financial support of 18 of its 35 members, has embarked on the design of a voluntary Resource Adequacy Program for electric utilities in the West.  The purpose of the Resource Adequacy Program is to ensure adequate generating capacity is available in the future to meet consumer demand for electricity.  […]

WIRAB Webinar Series (Webinar #1): Long-Term Reliability – Resource Adequacy

WIRAB Webinar Series – Grid Reliability and the Changing Resource Mix The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a series of five tutorials on how the changing resource mix affects grid reliability. Power system experts Debbie Lew and Nick Miller broke down grid reliability needs into long-term, medium-term, and short-term timeframes to discuss how […]