Part 1 of 4: Reshaping the Western Grid: Compliance with FERC Order No. 1000 in the West


With less than one year remaining before Western transmission providers need to incorporate new intra- and inter-regional planning and cost allocation procedures into their tariffs, is current progress sufficient? Are new procedures beginning to gel within and between the four “regions” that are working on the compliance process? What coordination models are under consideration?

Moderated by Jim Hoecker, Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Counsel & Advisor to WIRES, Husch Blackwell LLP, listen in to hear from:

Brad Nickell, Director of Transmission Planning, Western Electricity Coordinating Council

  • Jim Baak, Director of Policy, Utility-Scale Solar, The Vote Solar Initiative

  • Sue Henderson, Manager of Regional Transmission Planning, Xcel Energy, and Chair of the WestConnect Planning Strike Team

  • Neil Millar, Executive Director, Infrastructure Development, CAISO

    Click here to view this free on-demand webcast.

    Note: This webcast is part 1 of 4 in the "Reshaping the Western Grid" series. Click on the links below to view the recordings of the other sessions:

    Part 2 of 4: Special Challenges in Planning the Western Grid

    Part 3 of 4: Build it Bigger: The Big Challenges of Big Western Transmission Project

    Part 4 of 4: Integrating Wind Power into the Western Grid

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    Jul 24, 2012