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SPSC webinar on using Performance Incentive Mechanisms for Attaining Environmental Goals

Synapse Vice President, Tim Woolf and Nancy Lange, Commissioner of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission made a presentation via webinar on the use of PIMs to improve utility performance. Ron Lehr, a Director at Western Grid Group, served as moderator of the webinar. After a brief presentation Commissioner Lange posed questions concerning how regulators can […]

SPSC Webinar on the Modular Approach to Multi-state Compliance with 111(d) in the West

The Cadmus group presented, via webinar, results of their work on SPSC’s Modular Approach to 111(d) Compliance in the West: April 30, 2015 at 9:00-10:30 a.m. (Pac) / 10:00-11:30 a.m. (Mtn). The purpose of the project is to explore compliance options to EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan Rule. One option is for states to develop […]


San Diego, CA | April 6-8 2015  Joint CREPC-SPSC-WIRAB agenda | meeting summary | attendance

SPSC-WIRAB Webinar Series #3: Dynamic Adaptable Transfer Capability (DATC)

March 19, 2015| Dynamic Adaptable Transfer Capability (DATC) | [presentation] | This two-hour webinar will explain a proposed new path transfer methodology that could increase transfer capacities on the existing transmission system while maintaining reliability. Such a methodology could save tens of millions of dollars by lowering system-wide production costs and help integrate the variable […]

SPSC-WIRAB Webinar Series #2: Grid Management Technologies

March 12, 2015 | Grid Management Technologies | [presentation] | During the last several years more than $100 million has been invested in the West in the deployment of synchrophasor technology. Additional investments have been made in smart grid control devices. During this webinar, GridSME will explain how data from synchrophasors and grid control devices […]

SPSC-WIRAB Webinar Series #1: Grid Transfer Capability Planning and Needs

Current Grid Transfer Capability Planning and Needs – March 5, 2015 | [presentation] | This webinar was coordinated with GridSME, a consultant to the SPSC and WIRAB. The purpose involved reviewing the current process for determining transmission transfer capabilities and identifying the drivers to develop a more dynamic methodology that can make better use of […]

SPSC Webinar on Guiding Utility Performance: A Handbook for Regulators

SPSC held a webinar | presentation | audio | to discuss topics including tracking and reporting metrics and Performance Incentive Mechanisms (PIMs). Tim Woolf and Melissa Whited of Synapse Energy Economics were presenters. Synapse entered into a contract with SPSC in August 2014 to explore new regulatory models and performance regulation. This webinar provided the audience an opportunity to provide feedback […]

System Flexibility Forum-CREPC-WIRAB

San Diego, CA | October 20-22, 2014 System Flexibility Forum-CREPC-SPSC-WIRAB agenda | meeting summary | attendance

SPSC Webinar on Western Gas-Electric Interdependency Study – Phase 2 results

E3 will present, via webinar, the Phase2 results of SPSC’s Western Gas-Electric Interdependency Study: August 13, 2014 at 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Pac) / 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Mtn). For connection information go to the study webpage. Phase 2 of Natural Gas Infrastructure Adequacy in the Western Interconnection: An Electric System Perspective explores the impacts of high renewable penetrations […]

PUC EIM Group-CREPC-WIRAB Joint Meetings

Tempe, AZ | March 24-26, 2014 PUC EIM Group-CREPC-SPSC-WIRAB Combined agenda | meeting summary | attendance