SAAC/GRAC Combined meeting

Council Offices or by Webinar

All times Pacific


9:00 am

Introductions, Review of agenda

  • Review the role of the GRAC, SAAC

9:10 am

Review of existing power system and coal retirements (Gillian Charles)

  • In-region and WECC-wide

9:45 am

Review of existing state/city/utility policies (Charles)
(see ppt linked for 9:10 item)

  • Renewable Portfolio Standards, Clean/carbon restrained policies§Understand how the different policies complement and potentially create restraints; stakeholder input

10:30 am


10:45 am

Interpretation and translation of existing system and policies into the power system models for the 2021 Power Plan (John Ollis)

  • Discussion of proposed implementation in capital expansion models

12:00 pm

LUNCH – on your own

1:00 pm

Discussion about implications of state energy policies and preliminary model results (Ollis)
(see ppt linked for 10:45am item)

  • Will clean energy resources have tags (e.g. RECS) to allow remote resources to meet RPS/clean requirements?
  • Which policies should we assume will be followed per the “spirit” of the law vs. the “letter” of the law?Group discussion and feedback (Mike Starrett)
    • Check-in with extra-regional planners (Desert SW, Mountain W, CA, Canada)
    • Regional planners (IOUs and public utilities)



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