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WIEB Webinar: System Flexibility and Data-Driven Thermal Operating Limits

With increasing penetrations of variable energy resources on both the transmission and distribution systems, utilities need to adapt how they manage their resources to integrate the variable resources and load while maintaining reliability. One tool available to system operators to increase the flexibility of their thermal units is to reduce the minimum operating limit (also […]

WIEB Webinar: HLRWC 2017 Policy Papers

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee (HLRWC) has gathered and distilled the experience it has developed over decades of engagement with various nuclear waste transportation programs into nine policy papers. The HLRWC collectively developed and approved these policy positions, and they have been subsequently adopted by the WIEB Board. This webinar […]

WIEB Webinar: New Approaches to Defining HLRW

The U.S. statutory definitions of “high-level radioactive waste” (HLW) have long been criticized for being largely based on the source of the nuclear waste, rather than being based on the waste’s characteristics, desired disposal pathways, or risk management ideas. In October 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offered a new interpretation of the term […]

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 Webinar: Implementation of IEEE 1547 Standard: Interconnection of DERs and Utility Electric Power Systems

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) will host a webinar on the implementation of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1547 Standard regarding the interconnection and interoperability between distributed energy resources (DERs) and utility electric power systems on August 21, 2018.  A revised IEEE 1547 Standard was approved in April of 2018.  […]

WIEB Webinar: Western Interconnection Data Analytics Project (WIDAP) Data Dashboard

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and the Stanford University Bits & Watts Program are collaborating on a Western Interconnection Data Analytics Project. The purpose of the project is to analyze historical data to identify connections between public policy developments and the changing resource mix and operation of the electrical grid in the West. The […]

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 […]