Wecc Nerc

Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) is basically a not for profit organization that is charged with ensuring that a Bulk Electric System that is reliable is guaranteed in the Western Interconnections including western regions of the United States, 2 provinces of Canada and the northern part of Baja California in Mexico. WECC is recognized by the National American Electricity Reliability Corporation (NERC) and have Delegation Agreements between them to coordinate and plan activities relating to bulk electric system operations. WECC NERC agreement ensures implementation and compliance with reliability standards as approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

It is also responsible for provision of forums to coordinate and advance WECC NERC reliability standards. WECC manages comprehensive planning database and various transmission models in order to establish policies and procedures including limits. It also has different training schedules for dispatchers and operators within the West. Through annual assessment of ten year loads, WECC is able to develop a ten year plan on integrated system growth.

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