June 24, 2024

WECC Board of Directors

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WECC Board of Directors Briefs: Sept. 14, 2023
WECC’s two-day annual member meeting featured an election to fill the board’s two top spots.
Western Power Pool
WPP CEO Looks to ‘Earliest Possible’ Binding Season for WRAP
CEO Sarah Edmonds would like to see the WRAP become “binding” on its participants as soon as possible, but making that transition could still be years away.
WECC Heat Wave Analysis Evokes Calls for Caution, not Celebration
WECC directors said that Westerners should take cold comfort from the fact that grid operators were able to avert blackouts during a September heat wave.
WECC Explores Greater Role in Transmission Planning
WECC said it struck “gold” from the details it gleaned from stakeholder interviews on the greatest challenges to transmission planning in the West.
Cybersecurity, ‘Extreme’ Events Lead List of WECC Risk Priorities
Cybersecurity and extreme weather top the list of risks WECC plans to focus on over the next two years, along with RA and the impact of new technologies.
Retiring WPP Head Foresees Increased Collaboration on Western RA
After leading the WPP for four years, outgoing President Frank Afranji shared his views on the Western Resource Adequacy Program with the WECC board.
WECC Workshop Assesses Western Risks
WECC continued its focus on threats to the Western grid with a workshop on risk priorities and the first meeting of its new Reliability Risk Committee.
WECC Regional Assessment to Focus on Variability
WECC's annual Western Assessment of Resource Adequacy will focus on variability in demand and generation, the organization's Board of Directors heard Wednesday.
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WECC Board Approves Stakeholder Committee Shakeup
WECC’s board approved a proposal to reorganize the regional entity’s stakeholder group structure, marking the conclusion of a year-long effort.

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