Contingency Reserve Sharing Program to Add 10 New Members

Contingency Reserve Sharing Program to Add 10 New Members
Larger Footprint Now Covers Entire Western Interconnection except part of California and Mexico

The Northwest Power Pool Reserve Sharing Group Committee and Western Power Pool today announced 10 Balancing Authorities (BAs), currently members of the Southwest Reserve Sharing Group, will join the Northwest Power Pool Reserve Sharing Group (NWPP RSG) and Operating Committee and begin participation in the Reserve Sharing Program, adminis…

Aug. 1, 2023, 2:32 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: 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.  

Western Power Pool Welcomes PNM to WRAP

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Western Power Pool today announced that Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) has joined the Western Resource Adequacy Program, or WRAP. 

PNM’s participation expands the program’s overall footprint and region-wide collaboration and bolsters the desert southwest membership. 

“One of the things that makes the WRAP so beneficial is the ability to share in the diversity of the entire Western region,” said Sarah Edmonds, WPP Pre…

April 6, 2023, 5:10 p.m.

WPP Announces FERC Approval of WRAP Tariff

Order cites reliability, resource adequacy, regional coordination among program’s benefits 

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Western Power Pool today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the tariff for the Western Resource Adequacy Program (WRAP), clearing the way for full implementation of the region’s first West-wide reliability program  

In its ruling, FERC underscored the importance and potential benefits of a regional progra…

Feb. 10, 2023, 2:22 p.m.

WPP Welcomes First Participants for Next Phase of WRAP

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Western Power Pool today welcomed its first 11 official participants in the Western Resource Adequacy Program (WRAP).

The following utilities have formally committed to moving forward with the WRAP:

  • Avista Utilities
  • Calpine Energy Solutions
  • Chelan Public Utility District
  • Clatskanie People’s Utility District
  • Eugene Water & Electric Board
  • PacifiCorp
  • Portland General Electric
  • Powerex Corp
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Seattle City Light
  • Tacoma…

Dec. 8, 2022, 9:52 a.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.  

WECC’S Western Assessment Shows Growing Resource Adequacy Risk

A rapidly changing resource mix that relies more on variable energy resources will create increasing resource adequacy risk in the West over the next 10 years. That is according to the 2022 Western Assessment of Resource Adequacy from the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), released on November 2.

Changes to consumption, climate, policy, and resource mix are affecting resource adequacy now and will have increasing impacts in the years to come. There is a need to address resource…

Nov. 10, 2022, 9:18 p.m.

2022.10.14 WRAP New Participant Info Session

Oct. 17, 2022, 9:48 a.m.  

Western Power Pool Approves Nominees for New Independent Board of Dir…

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Western Power Pool (WPP) Board of Directors on Wednesday approved the slate of nominees who would serve on the group’s new Independent Board of Directors.

WPP Board Chairperson Bill Drummond is the current board member selected to serve with four new members. Two other current board members – Treasurer Mary Ann Pease and Secretary Scott Waples – will hold non-voting advisory seats.

The four new board members selected are Michelle Bertolino, For…

Oct. 14, 2022, 10:40 a.m.

2022.10.04 Recording from WRAP Participation Info Session

Oct. 5, 2022, 11:30 a.m.