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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 their 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 […]

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) […]