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.




UPCOMING EVENTS | VIEW ALL






DOCUMENTS | VIEW ALL

White Paper on WRAP Interoperability with Markets: Focus on Transfer Scenarios
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White Paper on WRAP Inte… (.pdf)
Last updated Sept. 18, 2023
2023 Detailed Design Document

Updated from the July 2021 Detailed Design Document that reflects the approved WRAP tariff

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(2023-03-10) WRAP Draft … (.pdf)
Last updated March 10, 2023
WRAP FERC Filing

Includes transmittal letter, supporting affidavits, and the tariff





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April 22, 2024, 11:16 a.m.
Western Power Pool Statement in Response to WRAP …

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 …

June 27, 2023, 2:27 p.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: …

Dec. 2, 2022, 1:16 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.





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