WIRAB Advice – 2020 WECC Organizational Review (Section 4.9 Review) | June 2020

WIRAB submitted advice to the WECC Board of Directors, advising support of the recommendations to the Board from WECC’s 4.9 Review Committee. The Committee recommended: (1) to create stakeholder engagement task force who will explore options to rekindle excitement about the work WECC does of assuring the reliability and security of the Western Interconnection; and…
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WIRAB Monthly Meeting | July 2, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time The 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…
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Simulating Distributed Energy Resource Responses to Transmission System-Level Faults Considering IEEE 1547 Performance Categories on Three Major WECC Transmission Paths | June 2020

Simulating Distributed Energy Resource Responses to Transmission System-Level Faults Considering IEEE 1547 Performance Categories on Three Major WECC Transmission Paths | June 2020   The quantity of distributed energy resources (DERs) has increased substantially during the past two decades, and as a result, how these resources respond to power system disturbances has changed from minimally…
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High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee 2020 Policy Paper and amendments to already-approved policy papers | April 2020

The HLRWC made another installment to their policy paper repertoire with the approval of Position Paper 2020-1: Transportation Responsibilities Non-Delegable to Private Entities. This paper solidifies the long-time stance of the HLRWC and the Western states that there are certain spent nuclear fuel transportation responsibilities that should not be delegated to agents or contractors. In…
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BOSR Monthly Meeting | June 12, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) conducted its monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities of the BOSR.  The purpose of the monthly meetings is for BOSR Staff to provide BOSR Representatives with progress reports on key…
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WIRAB Monthly Meeting | June 4, 2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time The 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…
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WIRAB Webinar Series (Webinar #5): Current Issues: 100% Clean Energy Policy Targets, Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), and Grid Reliability

WIRAB Webinar Series – Grid Reliability and the Changing Resource Mix The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) hosted a series of five tutorials on how the changing resource mix affects grid reliability. Power system experts Debbie Lew and Nick Miller broke down grid reliability needs into long-term, medium-term, and short-term timeframes to discuss how…
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WIRAB Draft 2021 Business Plan and Budget Posted for Public Comment

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) draft 2021 Business Plan and Budget (BP&B) is available for comment. Interested parties should submit comments by 5:00 PM MT on May 29, 2020. The WIRAB Staff will present the BP&B on the next WIRAB Monthly Teleconference Meeting scheduled for June 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM MT. Please…
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