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1 1 Bradley Nickell Director of Transmission Planning 10-Year Regional Transmission Plan Plan Summary Comment Q&A June 17, 2011

2 2 The Plan is an regional perspective o Expected future network o Alternatives o Other insights The Plan is stakeholder-driven o Assumptions, studies, results This is the first-time for this product o There are limitations regarding its scope and intended uses 10-Year Regional Transmission Plan Key Messages

3 3 Part 1 – 10-Page Executive Summary Glossy o High-level document with the major observations, recommendations, and overview of the Western Interconnection. Part 2 – 100-Page Plan Summary Glossy o Details on the study approach, process, caveats, observations, recommendations, and related information Part 3 – Plan Study Report – electronic-only o All reports completed as part of the 2010 TEPPC Study Program o Related documents authored by other organizations 10-Year Plan Components Documentation Package

4 4 The Plan Summary is locked to prevent direct editing of text. We request that you provide feedback by adding comments (“New Comment” under the Review tab in MS Word) within the document as follows: To have text added/changed/deleted, highlight the text you want changed and insert a comment with the revised text or editing instructions. To request clarification, simply add a comment at the location of the question. To add an overarching comment on the document, insert a comment at the front of the document. For overarching comments on a section, insert a comment at the section header. Alternatively, you can fill out the comment form that has been provided Stakeholder review/comment Comment Process

5 5 Incomplete thoughts Unsupported statements Missing topics Message Tone Supporting illustrations and tables Organization Stakeholder review/comment What we’re looking for

6 6 10-Year Regional Transmission Plan Timeline

7 7 Plan Review/Approval Schedule DateAction 6/3/2011Release 10-Year Plan Summary for stakeholder comment 6/26/2011Comments Due 6/22/2011WECC Board discussion of 10-Year Plan 7/1/2011 Final Draft of 10-Year Plan Summary, Study Report, Path Reports to TEPPC 7/15/2011TEPPC call to release for public comment 7/29/2011Final comments due 8/10/2011TEPPC approval of 10-Year Plan 9/22/2011WECC Board Approval

8 8 Questions Brad Nickell Director of Transmission Planning Western Electricity Coordinating Council 155 North 400 West, Suite 200 Salt Lake City, Utah

9 9 Observations & Recommendations 1.Montana to Northwest (Path 8) 2.Pacific Tie Paths (Paths 65, 66) 3.Accessing additional renewable resources 4.Some remote renewable resources appears cost-effective 5.Operational impacts of variable generation What’s in the Plan Summary Where did the information come from?

10 10 Observations & Recommendations 6.Planning cooperation 7.Environmental and cultural considerations in future transmission planning processes 8.Water resource impacts on the future generation mix 9.Gaps in regional transmission planning processes 10.Other Observations What’s in the Plan Summary (cont.) Where did the information come from?


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