Date: September 22, 2017
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WECC leads transmission expansion planning for the Western Interconnection and conducts studies, technical analysis, modeling and scenario development. WECC’s service territory extends from Canada to Mexico. It includes the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, the northern portion of Baja California, Mexico, and all or portions of the 14 Western states between.
This presentation iwa conducted by Dr. Vijay Satyal, Senior Policy Analyst and Byron B. Woertz, Jr., Manager, System Adequacy Planning, WECC. Topics included:
- WECC mission and role in transmission planning
- State of the Interconnection and information on evolving trends, with focus on the WRP Region. For more information, please see this link: https://www.wecc.biz/epubs/StateOfTheInterconnection/Pages/Overview.aspx
- An overview of regionally significant transmission projects that have a high expectation of being in service in a 10-year timeframe given current trends. For more information, please see this link: https://www.wecc.biz/SystemAdequacyPlanning/Pages/Project-Information-Portal2.aspx
- Outcomes from the WECC Western Reliability Summit (which looked at electric reliability challenges facing the Western Interconnection).
- Update on the current Environmental Data Task Force efforts and the Data Viewer.
- Reliability assessments to be completed during the remainder of 2017.
- Transition to the Reliability Assessment Committee (RAC) and subcommittee structure.
- Development of the Anchor Data Set.
A recording of the webinar can be found here.
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