Archive | Announcements

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 took place at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa Hotel in Mesa, Arizona. Some of the topics on the agenda included: Natural Gas – Electric Industry Interface Issues in the West Electric Grid Resilence: Recovering from Natural Disasters PURPA […]

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 […]

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) met August 3, 2018, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The conference call included discussion of the extension of day ahead market services to EIM participants. Sarah Edmonds of Portland General Electric gave a high-level overview of key issues that are important to EIM participants including transmission, […]