June 16, 2024

Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB)

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Western Pathways Initiative Sets Budget, Seeks Funders
Backers of an effort to create the framework for an independent Western RTO know how much money they’ll need to get things off the ground, and they’re seeking funders.
Nevada Vanadium Mining Corp.
Study Examines Critical Minerals Potential in West
Western Interstate Energy Board member states backed the research project exploring the region's potential for supplying the minerals needed for U.S. energy transition.
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In West, Proposals for Tx Planning Proliferate Faster than New Lines

State-led CREPC should spearhead an effort to boost development of new transmission in the West, according to the findings of an initiative that included former FERC Chair Richard Glick.

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CREPC-WIRAB Conference Tackles Western Market Developments
Many at the joint conference focused on the eventual result of the contest between CAISO's Extended Day-Ahead Market and SPP's Markets+ to organize the West's electricity market.
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Stakeholders: Pathway Initiative Offers ‘Fresh Look’ at Western Market
Western stakeholders expressed enthusiasm for the West-Wide Governance Pathway Initiative but called for more transparency in developing a regional market.
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Experts Discuss ‘Public’ Part of PSPS
Utilities shared ways to narrow the impact of public safety power shutoffs — and convince customers of the need for them — at the WIEB Wildfire Meeting.
University of California, Berkeley
West Must Fight Wildfire with Fire, Forest Scientists Say
Forest experts speaking at a WIEB conference offered attendees a seemingly paradoxical message about how the West can best prevent catastrophic wildfires.
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CAISO Symposium Talks Western Transmission
CAISO held its Stakeholder Symposium for the first time since 2018 and weighed the transmission needs of the West to deliver renewable resources.
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CREPC Seeks to Become an OPSI for the West
CREPC wants to advise and advocate for Western states considering organized markets, similar to OPSI's role in PJM.
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.

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