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WIRAB Webinars

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) invites interested state and provincial agency personnel to participate in any or all of five informal technical information sessions on the reliability challenges associated with adding variable energy resources to electric systems. Here is the link...

How to talk about Climate and Energy

Joe Romm's post on Think Progress: "How To Engage And Win The Conversation About Climate And Energy" collects strong examples of how to effectively connect energy production and climate issues.

WGG’s Synapse EIM Report

WGG commissioned a report by Synapse Energy Economic, Inc. to estimate the benefits of the newly formed regional Energy Imbalance Market. The report was commissioned to illuminate all benefits - financial savings as well as reliability improvements - resulting from utilities participating in this market platform. The report will be used to encourage utilities and regulators to join the EIM as soon as possible to capture customers savings, reduce the cost of renewable energy integration and improve reliability.

AWEA Colorado Wind Forum – October 1, 2014

With more than 2,300 MW of installed wind capacity, Colorado is on the forefront of wind energy expansion – making it an ideal location for AWEA’s series of state-level wind forums. Join us and your wind industry peers at the AWEA State Wind Energy Forum – Colorado. Commit just one day and acquire the most relevant, current, pivotal information related to Colorado’s wind energy landscape.

America’s Power Plan

More than 150 top energy experts have joined America’s Power Plan, a project designed to tackle the tough questions and propose a path to overcoming regulatory, legal and economic barriers to a cleaner more efficient energy future. Together, these papers provide a policy toolbox to guide decision makers on utility business models, finance, market design, transmission and distribution policies, distributed energy resource integration and siting.

Ormond talks solar in Arizona on PBS

Interview of Amanda Ormond on Arizona’s local PBS current events TV program, Horizon, on Arizona Corporation Commission policy changes affecting solar development in the state.

WGG Submits Comments on AZ Net Metering Docket

On September 27th, 2013, Western Grid Group, joined by 11 other groups, submitted comments to Arizona’s net metering docket E-01345A-13-0248. We recommend that the Commission: 1) explore trends and changes in the utility industry and innovation in regulation to align utility incentives with minimizing the societal cost of reliable energy services before considering specific changes to net metering practices, and 2)...
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