RPS Webinar: Regional Transmission Planning in the West

October 5, 2011 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This is one in a series of two webinars offered by the State-Federal RPS Collaborative on regional transmission planning and its potential impact on renewables. The regional transmission planning processes that are currently underway in the eastern and the western United States could shape the future of long-distance electricity transmission and significantly affect the future of renewable energy. It is important for policymakers and regulators who are involved in administering state RPS policies to understand how RPSs may be affected by these regional planning efforts.

This webinar presents information about the planning efforts being undertaken by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and the Western Governors’ Association. Guest speakers include Thomas Carr, Attorney and Economist at the Western Interstate Energy Board, Byron B. Woertz, Jr., the Senior Project Manager of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, and Bradley Nickell, Director of Transmission Expansion Planning at the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.