WESTERN RESOURCE ADEQUACY PROGRAM

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The Western Resource Adequacy Program (WRAP) started at the request of many in the industry who were concerned about the issue of resource adequacy in the West.

Numerous studies have shown resource adequacy is an urgent and immediate challenge. If not addressed, there is a real risk of not always being able to provide power to customers. Customers are using more energy, yet power plants – especially coal – are closing. They are often replaced by variable energy resources like renewables. The question is whether there will always be enough capacity to meet customer demand.

The WRAP is the first regional reliability planning and compliance program in the history of the West. It will deliver a region-wide approach for assessing and addressing resource adequacy and provide an important step forward for reliability in the region.

With coordination and visibility across participants, the WRAP paints a more accurate, regional picture of resource needs and supply. It addresses resource adequacy and ensures reliability through collaboration, taking advantage of operating efficiencies, diversity, and sharing pooled resources.

We can achieve better reliability – using fewer resources overall and finding savings opportunities – by working together. And we avoid the risks and inefficiency of continuing to do it individually.




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DOCUMENTS | VIEW ALL

2024-07-11 RAPC Agenda

includes agenda, BPM Discussion Slides

2024-07-11 RAPC Items for Approval

includes 6/20 minutes

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2024-06-20 RAPC Minutes (.pdf)
Last updated July 11, 2024
BPM 204 - Holdback Requirement
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DRAFT - V0.2 BPM 204 Hol… (.pdf)
Last updated July 9, 2024




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Western Power Pool Statement in Response to WRAP Participant Letter t…

Participants in the Western Resource Adequacy Program (WRAP) published a letter today in which they stated they will not elect to move to a binding program in Summer 2026. Instead, participants will propose a revised WRAP transition plan with the goal of beginning a binding program in 2027.

We have worked closely with participants as they considered this decision. WPP will continue working with them as they develop their revised transition proposal.

Our goal has always been to have a crit…

April 22, 2024, 11:16 a.m.

Take a closer look at the WRAP Operations Program

The Western Resource Adequacy Program (WRAP) helps ensure Participants in the WRAP have enough resources to provide reliable service, even under the most extreme conditions. WRAP has two components: Forward Showing and the Operations Program. In this four-part video series, we dive deep into how the Operations Program works.

June 27, 2023, 2:27 p.m.  

What is the WRAP?

Learn more about the Western Resource Adequacy Program, the first regional reliability planning and compliance program across the West.

Dec. 2, 2022, 1:16 p.m.  




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