Archive | Announcements

WIRAB Advice to FERC on the CAISO Proposed Tariff Amendment and RC Oversight Committee Charter

WIRAB submitted advice supporting the CAISO proposed Tariff amendment to provide Reliability Coordinator (RC) services for entities in the Western Interconnection. The proposed Tariff amendments outlined the rate design, terms and conditions for its RC services and making reference to the formation of a CAISO RC Oversight Committee and the development of an Oversight Committee […]

WIEB Webinar: Resource Adequacy in the West

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) – Stanford University 2018 Summer Interns hosted a webinar presenting the culmination of their work on improving resource adequacy information sharing in the West.  The interns created a detailed information collection framework designed to minimize the reporting burden and be compatible with utility integrated resource planning.  In their webinar […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting | September 13, 2018 (Rescheduled from Sept. 6)

Thursday, September 13, 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 on the Western Electricity Coordinating Council’s Information Sharing Policy

WIRAB submitted comments to the Western Electricity Coordinating Council regarding the appropriate treatment of traditionally public Production Cost Model (PCM) data and integrated PCM data.  In this set of comments, WIRAB also provided advice and offered to support WECC’s efforts to improve WECC’s Information Sharing Policy.  Comments

WIEB Initiates New Study on Operational Flexibility of the Power System

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) in early September 2018 to hire a contractor for a new study.  This study will model and explore the operational flexibility of the electric power system in the Western Interconnection in anticipation of a changing resource mix over the next 10- […]

Summer 2018 HLRWC Meeting

The WIEB HLRW Committee held the summer edition of its semi-annual meetings in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 5, 2018. This meeting was held in conjunction with the National Transportation Stakeholder’s Forum Annual Meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Omaha Downtown.  Agenda topics included: Update on HLRW Committee activities, including policy paper progress Department of […]

WIEB Joins WGA Coalition on States’ Authority Under Section 401 of Clean Water Act

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) had joined Western Governors’ Association (WGA) and eight other leading associations of state officials to urge Congressional leadership to reject current legislative and administrative efforts to diminish states’ authority to manage water quality within their boundaries under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). States have primary […]

WIRAB Monthly Meeting | August 2, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) conducted 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 Representatives […]

Fall 2018 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting

Wednesday, October 24, 1:00 PM PDT – Friday, October 26, 12 noon PDT The Fall 2018 Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting will take place at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa Hotel in Mesa, Arizona. Some of the topics on the agenda include: Natural Gas – Electric Industry Interface Issues in the West Electric Grid Resilence: Recovering from Natural Disasters […]

WIEB Board Meeting (Webinar) | July 27, 2018

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) will convene (via webinar) July 27, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time to discuss requests from the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) to support letters to U.S. Congressional leaders regarding: 1) states’ authority to certify projects under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA); and 2) WGA’s recommendations […]