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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.

Implementation plan submitted

Implementation plan webinar

   The July 12, 2013 webinar recordingslides and questions and answers are now available.

   Update to questions and answers made Aug. 27, 2013.

Western submitted its implementation plan for the JOT final recommendations to Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz June 28. The implementation plan fulfills former Energy Secretary Steven Chu's request for an implementation plan in his March 1, 2013 memo where he remanded JOT's final recommendations to Western for execution. Each recommendation will be executed as distinct and separate initiatives as defined in the plan, and Western will continue to work with customers and other stakeholders during implementation.

Final recommendation documents
Secretary's memo and JOT final recommendations
Appendix A - Western's Strategic Plan
Appendix B1 - APS LGIP Revisions
Appendix B2 - FERC Order on APS LGIP Revisions
Appendix C - WestConnect LGIP White Paper
Appendix D - Conformed Criteria
Comment & response document

Sept. 7, 2012 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 recording
Read-ahead material
Webinar PowerPoint presentation
Western overview PowerPoint presentation


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