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1 Liaison Report CREPC Liaison Report Lou Ann Westerfield Idaho Public Utility Commission Market Interface Committee March 6-7, 2008

2 Joint WIEB, WIRAB, and CREPC Meeting ● Next CREPC Meeting ● April 3 – 4, 2008 ● San Diego, California – Horton Grand Hotel ● Agenda can be found at: ● crepcsprg2008/04-08agen.htm crepcsprg2008/04-08agen.htm

3 Joint WIEB, WIRAB, and CREPC Meeting ● Joint Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB), Western Interconnection Reliability Advisory Board (WIRAB), and CREPC Workshop on Assessments, April 3, with the following agenda: ● How to Assess the Transmission Expansion, Resource Adequacy, and Operational Impacts of Significant Renewable Generation in the Western Interconnection: A Key Building Block to a Low Carbon Resource Assessment ● Assessment Task: Low Carbon Resource Mix in 2018 (CO2 Levels 15% Below 2005 Levels in 2020) ● WIRAB has requested that WECC include this scenario, which is the goal of the Western Climate Initiative, in its 2008 transmission expansion studies

4 Joint WIEB, WIRAB, and CREPC Meeting ● CREPC Business Meeting, April 4  Reports on –  Southwest Wind/Solar Integration Study – National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)/West Connect  Western Renewable Energy Zones Project – Western Governors’ Association/WIEB Staff  Developments at FERC and DOE  Western Climate Initiative Update  Two Generation Options oWind/Coal Hybrid – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory oConcentrating Solar Power – NREL ● Creation of an Ongoing Western Interconnection Resource Planning Forum

5 Joint WIEB, WIRAB, and CREPC Meeting ● Berkeley Lab is pleased to announce the release of a new report, “Reading the Tea Leaves: How Utilities in the West Are Managing Carbon Regulatory Risk in their Resource Plans,” prepared at the request of the Western Interstate Energy Board.

6 Joint WIEB, WIRAB, and CREPC Meeting ● Uncertainty in the nature and timing of future greenhouse gas regulations poses substantial financial risks for electric utility ratepayers and shareholders. Long-term resource planning provides a potential framework within which these risks can be systematically assessed and managed. In this study, we examine the current treatment of carbon regulatory risk through a comparative analysis of the most-recent long-term resource plans filed by fifteen major utilities in the Western U.S.

7 Joint WIEB, WIRAB, and CREPC Meeting ● The report can be downloaded at: ● pubs.html pubs.html ● A PowerPoint presentation based on the report can be found at: ●


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