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WGG submits comments on Transmission Access Charge Options Initiative

On November 20, 2015, the Western Grid Group submitted comments on the the issue paper for the Transmission Access Charge Options Initiative proposed by the California ISO. Continue reading

WGG files comments on WA UTC storage docket

WGG filed comments to Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission's docket UE-151069 - Modeling Energy Storage in Integrated Resource Planning. Comments were filed September 25, 2015. Embedded and PDF. Continue reading

EIM and Arizona: Op-ed in the Arizona Republic

26 million ways Arizonans benefit from energy market. This op-ed appeared in Arizona Republic on August 17, 2015. Submitted by Carl Zichella and Leisa Brug, the op-ed was a group effort by NRDC, Energy Innovation, Sonoran Institute and WGG supporting AZ's participation in an EIM and regional markets. It calls for TEP, SRP and Western Energy

WGG, WIRAB, NRDC on PEAK’s proposed data sharing policy

WIRAB staff, the Western Grid Group, and representatives of NRDC, submitted joint comments on Peak’s proposed data sharing policy currently out for stakeholder review. Comments were submitted July 24, 2015. View comments here. Continue reading

WGG Comments to the AZ Corporation Commission on Interconnection

Western Grid Group (WGG) submitted comments to the Arizona Corporation Commission's on its effort to update and adopt rules related to the interconnection of distributed generation facilities. Comments were submitted July 24, 2015. WGG supports Rule 21, Part 1 with its 7 setting specifications. You can read or download comments here. Continue reading

New paper corrects two widely held perceptions in regulatory community

AMERICA'S POWER PLAN: This paper corrects two widely held notions in the regulatory community: that the utility’s rate of return is the sole value driver for utility shareholders and that rates of return are set at the cost of equity. Neither of these perceptions is correct. Instead, the financial “value engine”—the difference between a utility’s

Additional comments on the Clean Power Plan

Brian Parsons from Western Grid Group, along with Sue Tierney and Eric Svenson, sent additional comments on the Clean Power Plan to FERC, EPA and DOE. The letter, initial comments and the full report are available here. Submitted April 20, 2015 Continue reading

Op-Ed in LA Times: Olsen and Hochschild set the record straight

In an Op-Ed published in the Los Angeles Times on March 12, 2015, David Olsen and David Hochschild demonstrate how investments made in California renewable energy have turned out pretty darned well. Continue reading

Comments submitted to the FERC Regional Technical Conferences

Western Grid Group along with 10 other groups submitted comments to FERC at the Denver Regional Technical Conference on Environmental Regulations and Electric Reliability, Wholesale Electricity Markets, and Energy Infrastructure held on February 25, 2015. Download or view comments here. Continue reading

WWSIS – 3: Western Frequency Response and Transient Stability Study

This debrief was presented at the last NERC Essential Reliability Services Task Force (ERSTF) meeting in Atlanta on Dec 10-11, 2014. Continue reading