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 they presented the contents of two reports that they have written, “Resource Adequacy in the West: Current State of Affairs and Ideas for the Future” and “Resource Adequacy in the West: a Proposed Information Sharing Framework”. The interns defined resource adequacy and outlined the resource challenges the West currently faces, they summarized the work that has been done by others surrounding the future of resource planning both inside and outside of the West, and, lastly, they presented the framework that they have constructed to begin to meet the capacity tracking needs of Western states.
The WIEB – Stanford University Summer Interns are:
- Xuesi Shen, Ph.D. candidate in Management, Science, and Engineering (MS&E)
- Carly Eckstrom, B.A.H. candidate in Political Science, Class of 2019
The WIEB – Stanford University Summer Internship is a collaboration between WIEB and multiple Stanford programs including the Precourt Institute for Energy, the Bill Lane Center for the American West, the Haas Center for Public Service, and the Stanford in Government Summer Fellowships program.