REGIONAL PLANNING

 Interregional Coordination

WestConnect and regional entities throughout the western interconnection collaborate during their regional transmission planning processes to ensure regional transmission stability and efficiency. These coordination efforts inform each entity's regional transmission plans.

 

Western Planning Regions

California ISO
Contact: Gary DeShazo
 
NorthernGrid
Contact: Dave Angell
 
Regional Planning Logo
Contact: Heidi Pacini

 

Interregional Coordination Procedures


2020-21 Interregional Transmission Project Submittals


ITP Evaluation Process Plans

 

2020-21 Interregional Coordination Documents

2021 WestConnect Annual Interregional Information

  • 2020-21 Model Development Report (.pdf)
  • 2020-21 Needs Assessment Report (.pdf)
  • No regional transmission needs have been identified in the 2020-21 Regional Planning Cycle, and as such, no regional project submittal window was opened this cycle. In the absence of any regional transmission needs, WestConnect will not be evaluating any Interregional Transmission Projects in the 2020-21 planning cycle.

2020 WestConnect Annual Interregional Information


2018-19 Interregional Coordination Document


2019 WestConnect Annual Interregional Information
  • No regional transmission needs have been identified in the 2018-19 Regional Planning Cycle, and as such, no regional project submittal window has been opened this cycle. Correspondingly, no Interregional Transmission Projects were submitted to WestConnect during the regional project submittal window in response to an identified regional transmission need.
  • Needs Assessment Report (.pdf)
  • All information related to the 2018-19 Regional Planning Process can be accessed here.

2018 WestConnect Annual Interregional Information
  • All information related to the 2018-19 Regional Planning Process can be accessed here.


2018-19 Interregional Transmission Project Submittals


ITP Submittal Summaries

ITP Evaluation Process Plans


2016-17 Interregional Coordination Documents


2017 WestConnect Annual Interregional Information
  • WestConnect 2016-17 Model Development Report (.pdf)
  • The 2016-17 Regional Transmission Needs Assessment Report is currently under review by the Planning Subcommittee. A link to the final report will be provided once available.
  • No regional transmission needs have been identified in the 2016-17 Regional Planning Cycle, and as such, no regional project submittal window has been opened this cycle. Correspondingly, no Interregional Transmission Projects were submitted to WestConnect during the regional project submittal window in response to an identified regional transmission need.
  • Additional information regarding the current status of the 2016-17 Regional Planning Cycle can be accessed here.

2016 WestConnect Annual Interregional Information

2016-17 Interregional Transmission Coordination Proposed Schedule

2016-17 Interregional Transmission Project Submittals