WIRAB Webinar Series (Webinar #2): Medium-Term Reliability – System Balancing


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 #2:  Medium-Term Reliability – System Balancing

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 2:00 PM MT (1 Hr)

Medium-term reliability is ensuring supply/demand balance over the course of a single day and by having resources available to respond to system contingencies that could occur over the day. Questions to consider for medium-term reliability include:

  • How do we balance a system with variable renewable resources?
  • What do system operators need to do differently?
  • How can renewables be used to help balance the system?
  • What are some best practices of operators around the world?

A copy of the slides is available HERE.

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