Archive | WEBINARS

WIRAB Webinar – Reliability Coordinator (RC) Certification Process for New RCs in the West

In light of the ongoing developments around the changing Reliability Coordinator (RC) structure in the Western Interconnection, the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) invited state and provincial agency personnel and interested stakeholders to participate in a webinar with Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Staff who will provided a status update on key topics associated […]

WIRAB Webinar Series: Webinar #3 – Challenges with State/Provincial Policies to Address Cyber Risk

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted the third in a series of webinars on the Cybersecurity of Electric Utility Industrial Control Systems. In “Webinar #3 – Challenges with State/Provincial Policies to Address Cyber Risk”, Veracity Industrial Networks and InPOWERd LLC described some challenges with policies aimed at encouraging good cyber practices. They then participated in […]

WIRAB Webinar Series: Webinar #2 – Power Grid Resilience and Mitigating the Impacts of a Cyber Event

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted the second in a series of webinars on the Cybersecurity of Electric Utility Industrial Control Systems. In “Webinar #2 – Power Grid Resilience and Mitigating the Impacts of a Cyber Event”, Veracity Industrial Networks and InPOWERd LLC provided a description of the resiliency of the U.S. grid and workforce […]

WIRAB Webinar Series: Webinar #1 – Introduction to Industrial Control Systems: Threats, Risks and Future Cybersecurity Trends

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted its first in a series of webinars on the Cybersecurity of Electric Utility Industrial Control Systems. In Webinar #1 – Introduction to Industrial Control Systems: Threats, Risks and Future Cybersecurity Trends, Veracity Industrial Networks provided an introduction to the differences between electric utility information technology systems and industrial […]

WIRAB Webinar Series on Cybersecurity of Electric Utility Industrial Control Systems

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a series of webinars on cybersecurity challenges faced by electric utilities and their industrial control systems. Experts from Veracity Industrial Networks and InPOWERd LLC provided an introduction to the cyber threats faced by electric utility control systems, discussed resiliency in the power grid and control systems to mitigate […]

WIRAB Webinar – Introduction to Remedial Action Schemes (RAS) in the West

Friday, September 29, 2017 The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a webinar to inform members and interested stakeholders of the importance of Remedial Action Schemes (RAS) and their role in the reliable operation of the Western Interconnection. A Remedial Action Scheme is a large-scale systematic plan designed to detect predetermined system conditions and […]

WIEB Webinar on The Role of Coal in the West

This Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) webinar focused on changes in the daily generation pattern of coal-fired generating units in the Western Interconnection over the 2001-2016 time period.  Benjamin Lim and Max Vilgalys presented findings from their analysis of hourly electric generation profiles contained in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) […]

WIRAB Webinar – Next Day Studies

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a webinar to inform members and interested stakeholders of the importance of the next day study process used by utilities to ensure reliability. Representatives from Peak Reliability and the California ISO walked through the process at a high level and discussed the input […]

WIEB Webinar – Integrating Variable Resources onto the Electricity Grid

Friday, March 17, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MTN This was the final webinar for the Idaho-WIEB Western Multi-state Energy Planning Project. It included an overview of the Roadmap for Policy Makers and a deeper dive into strategies for addressing the challenges of integrating variable resources onto the electricity grid. Questions that were […]

WIRAB Webinar – Role of the Reliability Coordinator and Balancing Authorities in the Western Interconnection

Friday, February 17, 2017 The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a webinar with Peak Reliability and the California ISO to inform members of the role of the two organizations in maintaining bulk power system reliability. On November 9, 2016, the CAISO experienced a computer error which resulted in invalid dispatch instructions being sent […]