COMPLIANCE 101 Module One. Module 1: WECC History & Roles. WECC Profile.
The Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) is a non-profit corporation that exists to assure a reliable bulk electric system in the geographic area of the Western Interconnection. This area includes all or parts of the 14 western United States, two Canadian provinces, and the northern portion of Baja California, Mexico.
1.8 million square miles
126,285 miles of transmission
Population of 78 million
the single most important recommendation for preventing future blackouts, and reducing the scope of those that occur, is for the U.S. government to make reliability standards mandatory and enforceable.
On August 8, 2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) was signed into law. Section 1211 of EPAct 2005 amended the Federal Power Act (FPA) to include a new section designated as Section 215 of the FPA. Section 215 directed FERC to certify an Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) and develop procedures for establishing, approving and enforcing electric reliability standards.
●Energy Policy Act of 2005
●Section 215 of the Federal Power Act
●Implementing Rule 18 CFR 39 (Order 672)
Vice President of Compliance