Defining the future
Western is taking a leadership role in transitioning to a more resilient and flexible electric grid and to achieving much greater coordination among system operators. If we can take greater advantage of clean energy resources, while at the same time reducing costs to customers, we can bring the benefits of increased connectivity and enhanced reliability to more Americans. You can learn more in Secretary of Energy Steven Chu's May 30, 2012 blog post.
Final recommendations available
The final recommendations developed by the Western/DOE Joint Outreach Team, which were presented to Secretary Chu for his consideration, and Secretary Chu’s response memo to Western’s Acting Administrator are now available. Responses to the public comments are available here. View the comments from the public and learn more about the process below.
Sept. 7 progress update webinar materials
Customer and Stakeholder webinar
Webinar PowerPoint slides only
Summer 2012 meetings
You can see the notes and transcripts from six public meetings held by DOE and Western below.
Read the comments from this public outreach.
July 17—Rapid City, S.D. - Notes - Transcript
July 18—Billings, Mont. - Transcript
July 24—Phoenix, Ariz. - Presentation - Notes - Transcript
July 26—Sacramento/Folsom, Calif. - Notes - Transcript
July 31—Loveland, Colo. - Notes - Article - Transcript
Aug. 2—Sioux Falls, S.D. - Notes - Transcript
July 12 kickoff webinar materials
Webinar PowerPoint presentation
Western overview PowerPoint presentation
Having trouple viewing the webinars? Install the GotoMeeting codec. Still having trouble? Contact JOT@wapa.gov