Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation 

Horton Grand Hotel

San Diego, California

 September 27-29, 2006


Schedule of Meetings

September 27, 2006

September 28, 2006

September 29, 2006

Market Monitoring Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CREPC meeting
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CREPC meeting
8:30 a.m. - 12
:00 noon 



Wednesday, September 27

1:00 p.m. Workshop:  A Regional Approach to Market Monitoring in the West
              LouAnn Westerfield, ID PUC - moderator
Methods of assessing the Western power market
   ·   Chuck Goldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
   ·   Ed Kahn/Matthew Barmack, Analysis Group
  ·   Charlie Whitmore/Steve Michaels, FERC Office of Enforcement
                    [ FERC part 1 | FERC part 2 | FERC part 3]
Questions for FERC

1. Does FERC use an econometric modeling approach (like that tested by LBNL in its scoping study)

    to identify possible market power problems?
2. In addition to looking for looking for outliers when identifying possible market power problems,
    what other market monitoring functions does FERC perform?
3. What type of scrutiny does FERC perform on a daily basis?
4. How does FERC monitor markets outside RTOs?
5. What, if any, additional information would be valuable in monitoring markets outside of RTOs?
Background information
       Regional Approach to Market Monitoring in the West [Goldman present]
5:00 p.m. Adjourn workshop


Thursday, September 28

7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. CREPC Meeting
Chairman’s report and updates - John Savage, OR PUC [Savage present]
     ·   CREPC actions since April
     ·   WIRAB activities
Background information
       WIEB/CREPC comments on FERC Section 1221 NOPR
       CREPC comments on FERC Order 888 NOPR
       Supplemental CREPC comments on DOE's NOI on Consideration for Transmission
           Congestion Study and Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors
       WIRAB advice to FERC on reliability standards
       WIRAB home page
9:00 a.m. FERC-Western Interconnection collaboration
      ·   Suedeen Kelly, FERC Commissioner
             Mary Elizabeth Tighe, Advisor to Commissioner Wellinghoff
                 Jeff Wright, Office of Energy Projects, FERC
        [Potential discussion items:  Order 888; Section 1221 rules; reliability standards; use of joint
         boards.  Depending on ex parte constraints, this discussion could be expanded to delve into
         elements in these rulemakings, such as the CREPC comments on the 888 NOPR, linkage 
         between FERC’s pre-application rules and state transmission siting processes, and how to 
         determine if a project is within a DOE-designated National Interest Electric Transmission 
  ·   1221 Rules - Laurie Woodall, Arizona Line Siting Committee/Adam Bless, Oregon DOE
  ·   Order 888 Reform - Doug Larson, WIEB [Larson present] 
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. DOE actions to implement Sections 1221 and 368
    ·   Mark Whitenton/Julia Souder/Poonum Agrawal, Department of Energy
                      [Souder present]      |      [Agrawal present
    ·   Larry Chaset, CA PUC
11:30 a.m. Lunch - everyone on their own
1:00 p.m. Western Governors' Clean and Diversified Energy Initiative
   ·   Overview - Bill Keese, CDEAC co-chair
   ·   Recommendations and implementation with a focus on those involving state agency action
   o   Efficiency
   §     CDEAC recommendations – Rich Halvey, WGA
   §     Energy Efficiency in Western Utility Resource Plans:  Implications for Regional
                Assessments and Initiatives
                      ·       Chuck Goldman/Nicole Hopper, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
                                                        [ Goldman-Hopper present
   o   Solar, biomass, geothermal
   §     CDEAC recommendations– Rich Halvey, WGA
   o   Advanced coal
   §     CDEAC recommendations – Bill Keese
   §     Report on WA, OR, CA PUC IGCC workshop - Commissioner Lee Beyer, OR PUC
                                                      [Keese present]  |  [Halvey present
Background information
       CDEAC report to Western Governors, June 2006
       CDEAC task force reports
      Energy Efficiency in Western Utility Resource Plans: Impacts on Regional Resource 
      Assessment and Support for WGA Policies, Report  |  Spreadsheet  August 2006
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. WECC report - Mark Maher, WECC COO
   ·   Implementation of Section 215 (reliability standards) and experience with RMS standards
   ·  Transmission expansion planning
                       [ Maher on Section 215Maher on TransExPlan | Maher on RMS
         o   Wally Gibson, NWPCC
   ·   WECC Power Supply Assessment - Stan Holland, WECC [Holland present
         o   CREPC Western Resource Adequacy Team
Background information
       WECC 2006 Power Supply Assessment, May 9, 2006
5:00 p.m. Recess


Friday, September 29

7:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:00 a.m. WECC Reliability Center Strategic Initiative
    ·   John Stout, WECC Board of Directors [Stout present
Background information
       July 2006 Reliability Center Strategic Initiative
                  summary | white paper

Wind Integration Challenges in the Western Interconnection

9:00 a.m. CDEAC wind recommendations
Policy recommendations
        o       Thomas Carr, WIEB [Carr present
Supply curves and wind integration studies
        o       Brian Parsons, NREL [Parsons present
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Wind costs and wind integration
Western experience and initiatives
   ·     Responses to RFPs
   o       Michael Jacobs, AWEA [Jacobs present
   ·     Control area size and integration
   o       NWE - John Leland [Leland present
   o       California ISO - David Hawkins [Hawkins present]
   o       Xcel - Jim Hill [Hill present
   o       BPA/NWPCC study - Elliot Mainzer [Mainzer present
   o       Consultant - Bob Anderson [Anderson present
Background information
       Wind Integration 101
       Utility Wind Integration State of the Art
       Winds of Change
       Making Connections
       CDEAC Wind Task Force Report
       CA ISO white paper:  Proposal to Remove Barriers to Efficient Transmission
Noon Business meeting
   ·        CREPC appointments
   ·        Transmission Regulatory Principles Work Group (TREG)
   ·        2007 work plan
   ·        CREPC resolution on WECC Exhibit B
1:00 p.m. Adjourn