WIRAB Webinar Series (Webinar #1): Long-Term Reliability – Resource Adequacy


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 to consider grid reliability with the changing grid. Although the subject matter is technical, these tutorials were designed to be understood by a non-technical audience such as regulators and policymakers.

Webinar #1: Long-Term Reliability – Resource Adequacy

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 2:00 PM MT (1 Hr)

Long-term reliability is ensuring supply/demand balance over a year and years into the future, which is achieved through resource adequacy and capacity planning. Questions to consider for long-term reliability include:

  • How do we define a resource adequate system when we have variable renewable resources?
  • Does resource planning using a fixed planning reserve margin still make sense?
  • How does demand response help?
  • What is the role of batteries?

A copy of the slides is available HERE

For more information, please reach out to Eric Baran at ebaran@westernenergyboard.org