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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)...

WGG submits comments to NV PUC Docket 11-04025

On August 30, 2013, WGG submitted comments to Nevada's Public Utilities Commission Docket 11-04025 "INVESTIGATION REGARDING THE CREATION OF AN ENERGY IMBALANCE MARKET."

California ISO’s Online Training

California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has an online introduction to the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM).

WCEA encourages Colorado Governor Hickenlooper to sign S252

WGG joins advocate organizations from throughout the west urging Governor Hickenlooper to sign Senate Bill 252 which increases renewable energy requirements on co-ops in Colorado.

IEEE publishes Collaborative Transmission Planning: California’s RETI paper by David Olsen

RETI (Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative) identified and ranked Renewable Energy Zones in California and neighboring regions, using both economic and environmental criteria, determined the transmission needed, based on least-regrets transmission planning principles, to access and deliver target renewable energy, and prepared a statewide conceptual transmission plan. RETI has been effective in identifying development priorities and in building stakeholder support for generation-transmission development for renewable energy. Its approach is applicable to other jurisdictions considering large-scale wind power-transmission construction.

Amanda Ormond takes reins at Western Grid Group

Western Grid Group announced April 3, 2013 that Amanda Ormond, an energy consultant and former state energy official, will take over leadership of the organization as Managing Director.
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