COSR – Committee of State Representatives
The Committee of State Representatives (COSR) is a standing committee of the Western Resource Adequacy Program (WRAP), a first-of-its-kind reliability program in the West operated by the Western Power Pool (WPP). The WRAP tariff was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) at the beginning of 2023, and the COSR was established soon after in April 2023 in accordance with the WRAP Bylaws. The COSR aims to support state and provincial engagement in the WRAP and share those valuable perspectives on pertinent program matters. The COSR will advise the WPP Board of Directors, Program Review Committee (PRC), Resource Adequacy Participants Committee (RAPC), any working groups or task forces, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on matters related to WRAP governance, program design, and operations.
The COSR is composed of one representative from each state or provincial jurisdiction that regulates at least one Participant. State and provincial representatives are nominated by the Chair or President of their respective public utility commissions and may include representatives from the state or provincial energy offices or state or provincial funded consumer advocates. The COSR operates in a public setting and welcomes other regional stakeholders to attend committee meetings to better foster engagement and collaboration.
More information about the WRAP can be found the WPP website here.