Defining the Future Initiative Joint Outreach Team Update. Jointly Sponsored by:. November 19, 2012. Agenda. Background Introduction Draft Recommendations JOT Milestones Q&A JOT Contacts. JOT Mission & Vision. Mission
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Defining the Future InitiativeJoint Outreach Team Update
Jointly Sponsored by:
November 19, 2012
Identify opportunities and develop strategies to ensure the viability, sustainability, and resiliency of Western to continue to meet its core mission and respond to the energy challenges of the 21st Century.
Develop recommendations through a creative, deliberative, robust, informed and collaborative process in support of JOT’s mission.
Support engagement with Western, DOE, and stakeholders.
Gather input through an extensive public engagement process to inform this effort.
Conduct a meaningful review of all stakeholder input gathered.
Ensure that JOT’s efforts are complementary with any ongoing parallel efforts both internal and external to Western.
Provide draft recommendations for review and comment and consider comments when developing final recommendations.
Submit final recommendations to the Secretary of Energy for consideration.
Conduct an open and transparent process.
Maintain JOT autonomy and independence necessary to achieve the mission.
Conduct periodic reviews of both process and products.
For Draft Recommendations
Remember the unique attributes of the regions.
Coordinate with federal generation agencies (COE, BOR &IBWC).
Capture existing efforts that are being done and done well.
Consider limitations to Western’s authority and address as appropriate.
Beyond the guiding principles, Western needs:
To work with customers, stakeholders & tribes to understand the potential impacts of implementation
The ability to adapt to new obligations
Financial resource adequacy & certainty
To focus on activities at the wholesale level, leaving issues such as, energy efficiency, demand response or electric vehicles to retail providers
To continually examine its organizational capabilities
To engage in Enterprise Planning
Increasing Operational Efficiencies
Transmission Products and Service Opportunities
Variable Energy Integration
Determine the Required Regulation Reserve Capacity for each BA
Consolidate Western’s Four OASIS sites within the Western Interconnection
Revise Western’s Large Generation Interconnection Procedures
Study Western’s Transmission and Ancillary Services Rates to identify potential opportunities for consolidation; intra-regionally, inter-regionally, or Western-wide.
Evaluate Western’s Rate-Setting Methodologies
Evaluate Western's EPAMP Integrated Resource Planning Program and improve program administration
Perform an Infrastructure Investment Study
Identify Potential Combined Transmission System Opportunities within CRSP, DSW & RMR
Explore Options for moving from Contract Path to a Flow Based environment
Evaluate transitioning Western’s Electric Power Training Center to NREL.
Coordinate implementation of FERC Order 764, including, Intra-Hour Scheduling
Evaluate the implementation of ACE Diversity Interchange, Reliability Based Controls, & Dynamic Scheduling System
Evaluate sub-regional and regional Energy Imbalance Market Initiatives
Establish a Renewable Energy Tribal Liaison position to help facilitate the integration of renewable energy projects.
Online at: http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/about/Pages/Definingfuture.aspx
Jenn DeCesaro, DOE
Ron Moulton, Western