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WIRAB Advice on the CAISO Reliability Coordinator Proposal

July 10, 2018 WIRAB submitted advice to the California ISO on its proposal to stand up a Reliability Coordinator in the West. WIRAB provided comments or advice on the CAISO’s RC proposal in three categories: Governance; BA/TOP competency requirements; and General Rate Design, Terms and Conditions WIRAB looks forward to continuing to work with the CAISO […]

2019 WIRAB Business Plan and Budget

WIRAB staff has submitted a final draft of the 2019 WIRAB Business Plan and Budget (BP&B) to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The BP&B outlines WIRAB’s 2019 budget and funding requirement and outlines WIRAB’s strategic priorities and goals for 2019. The WIRAB budget is part of the overall funding process for NERC; which […]

EIM-BOSR Teleconference | August 3, 2018

The Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) will meet August 3, 2018, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The conference call will include discussion of the extension of day ahead market services to EIM participants. Sarah Edmonds of Portland General Electric will give a high-level overview of key issues that are important to EIM […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting | July 12, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time (Rescheduled from July 5, 2018) 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 […]

WIRAB Webinar: Road Map to Unplug Benefits of Advanced DER Capability & Functions

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) will host a webinar on the implementation of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1547 Standard regarding the interconnection and interoperability between distributed energy resources (DERs) and utility electric power systems on August 21, 2018.  A revised IEEE 1547 Standard was approved in April of 2018.  […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting | June 7, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 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 […]

WIEB Webinar: Western Interconnection Data Analytics Project (WIDAP) Data Dashboard

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and the Stanford University Bits & Watts Program are collaborating on a Western Interconnection Data Analytics Project. The purpose of the project is to analyze historical data to identify connections between public policy developments and the changing resource mix and operation of the electrical grid in the West. The […]

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) hosted a 2018 Resource Planners Forum.  The meeting was held at the offices of Portland General Electric in Two World Trade Center, 25 SW Salmon Street, […]

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 […]