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WIRAB Draft 2019 Business Plan and Budget Posted for Public Comment

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) draft 2019 Business Plan and Budget is available for comment. Interested parties should submit comments by 5:00 pm on May 23, 2018. Please direct inquiries and e-mail comments to Holly Taylor (htaylor@westernenergyboard.org), using the subject line: “Response to WIRAB Draft 2018 Business Plan and Budget”. DRAFT

2018 Resource Planners Forum

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Noon PDT – Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Noon PDT The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and the Center for New Energy Economy (CNEE) are hosting a 2018 Resource Planners Forum.  The meeting will be held at the offices of Portland General Electric in Two World Trade Center, 25 SW […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting | May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time 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 […]

Interconnection Strategy Advisory Committee Meeting | Salt Lake City, UT | May 1, 2018

The first Strategy Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting for the interconnection barrier is being held at the WECC offices in Salt Lake City, Utah. The SAC meeting is part of WIEB’s Enhanced Solar PV Deployment project. The SAC is comprised of representatives from each western state, as well as non-state subject matter experts. During the meeting, […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting | April 5, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time 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 […]

2018 EIM-BOSR Second Quarter Meeting | April 18, 2018

The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) met on April 18, 2018 from 9:30-11:30 PT at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Agenda topics included: Update on Recent EIM BOSR Activities; Western EIM Update from the CAISO; Powerex Experience Joining the Western EIM; The new proposal for the […]

WIRAB Webinar – Reliability Coordinator (RC) Certification Process for New RCs in the West

In light of the ongoing developments around the changing Reliability Coordinator (RC) structure in the Western Interconnection, the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) invited state and provincial agency personnel and interested stakeholders to participate in a webinar with Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Staff who will provided a status update on key topics associated […]

2018 EIM-BOSR SAC Teleconference | March 26, 2018

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) will meet on March 26, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mountain time. The conference call will include explanation and discussion of CAISO’s 2nd Revised Draft Final Proposal for EIM Greenhouse Gas Enhancements and the potential impacts of the proposal on the EIM market […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting | March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time 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 […]

WIRAB Advice to the NERC Board of Trustees on the 2017 ERO Reliability Risk Priorities Report

January 24, 2018 WIRAB submitted advice to the NERC Board of Trustees on the 2017 ERO Reliability Risk Priorities Report. The comments commend the Reliability Issues Steering Committee for developing an important and comprehensive report with many specific recommendations. The comments also recommend that the Board of Trustees focus on a small set of specific recommendations that the ERO […]