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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.

WGG Submits Comments to Joint Outreach Team

Western Grid Group, Nevada Wilderness Project, Sonoran Institute and Western Resource Advocates submitted comments on Draft Recommendations from the Joint Outreach Team on January 22, 2013. Document included.

Western Grid Group releases transition plan to clean energy

The Clean Energy Vision Project charts a sustained, orderly transition from coal and gas to more jobs, better health and true energy security. These four documents outline what policies and investments are needed as well as the how a modernized grid will operate.

WGG submits comments and recommendations for WAPA reform.

WGG submitted specific recommendations for WAPA reform to the DOE-WAPA Joint Outreach Team & comments presented at the DOE/WAPA Workshop in Folsom, CA on July 26, 2012.

WCEA In-person Meeting (Tempe,AZ)

The Western Clean Energy Advocates will meet in Tempe, AZ on September 12 & 13. Agenda and Lodging information. Contact Amanda Ormond for information on attending.

Energy Foundation Releases New Video

This video introduces you to the people who run the electricity grid, the network of power plants and power lines that keep the lights on. It takes you inside the control center for the largest power system in the world and lets utility experts explain how the variability of wind and solar generation can be managed using existing tools and techniques.
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