Archive | Announcements

WIRAB Monthly Meeting | October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 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 […]

Fall 2018 HLRWC Meeting

The WIEB HLRW Committee held its fall meeting at the Bahia Hotel in San Diego, California, on December 4 and December 5, 2018. There was a full-day meeting on December 4 at the Bahia, and a tour of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station on December 5. Agenda  

2018 EIM-BOSR Fourth Quarter Meeting | October 24, 2018

The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) met on October 24, 2018 from 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time at the Hilton Phoenix-Mesa Hotel, in Mesa, Arizona. Agenda topics included: Update on Recent EIM BOSR Activities; Overview of the Department of Market Monitoring: What Expertise They Have and How They Can Be Utilized […]

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 the 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 […]