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WECC Committees/Work Groups and
Industry Organizations




March 2009
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WECC Committees/Work Groups and Industry Organizations                      March 2009


WECC Committees/Work Groups and Industry Organizations

 Acronym/
                   Group or Organization                Additional Information
 Initialism
                                                 A workgroup of the Interchange
ATFWG         After-the-Fact Work Group          Scheduling and Accounting
                                                 Subcommittee.
              Business Practices and             A workgroup of the Interchange
BPSWG         Scheduling Procedures Work         Scheduling and Accounting
              Group                              Subcommittee.
              Colorado Coordinated Planning
CCPG
              Group
              Clean and Diversified Energy
CDEAC
              Advisory Committee
CEA           Canada Electricity Association
CEC           California Energy Commission
              Critical Infrastructure and
                                                 A subcommittee of the Operating
CIIMS         Information Management
                                                 Committee.
              Subcommittee
              Compliance Monitoring and          The name of this subcommittee was
CMOPS         Operating Practices                changed to Operating Practices
              Subcommittee                       Subcommittee in June of 2007.
                                                 A workgroup of the Compliance
              Compliance Monitoring Work
CMWG                                             Monitoring and Operating Practices
              Group
                                                 Subcommittee.
CPTF          Compliance Process Task Force
              Compensation and Performance A workgroup of the Reliability
CPWG
              Work Group                   Coordination Subcommittee.
              Committee on Regional Electric
CREPC
              Power Cooperation
                                                 A workgroup of the Technical
CWG           Control Work Group
                                                 Operations Subcommittee.
                                                 A workgroup of the Critical
DEWG          Data Exchange Work Group           Infrastructure and Information
                                                 Management Subcommittee.
              Disturbance Monitoring Work        A workgroup of the Technical Studies
DMWG
              Group                              Subcommittee.
DOE           Department of Energy               United States Department of Energy.


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WECC Committees/Work Groups and Industry Organizations                    March 2009


 Acronym/
                  Group or Organization               Additional Information
 Initialism
                                               A workgroup of the Remedial Action
DWG           Data Work Group
                                               Scheme Reliability Subcommittee.
                                               A workgroup of the Interchange
EIWG          E-Tag Issues Work Group          Scheduling and Accounting
                                               Subcommittee.
                                               A workgroup of the Critical
              Energy Management System
EMSWG                                          Infrastructure and Information
              Work Group
                                               Management Subcommittee.
                                               A workgroup of the Operations Training
ERWG          Examination Review Work Group
                                               Subcommittee.
                                               A workgroup of the Interchange
              Electronic Scheduling Work
ESWG                                           Scheduling and Accounting
              Group
                                               Subcommittee.
FAC           Finance and Audit Committee      A committee of the WECC Board.
              Federal Energy Regulatory
FERC
              Commission
                                               A workgroup of the Technical Studies
GEPUG         GE Program Users Work Group
                                               Subcommittee.
              Governance and Nominating
GNC                                            A committee of the WECC Board.
              Committee
              Human Resources and
HRCC                                           A committee of the WECC Board.
              Compensation Committee
                                               A workgroup of the Technical Advisory
HWG           Historical Work Group
                                               Subcommittee.
              Interchange Scheduling and       A subcommittee of the Operating
ISAS
              Accounting Subcommittee          Committee.
                                               The JGC is responsible for ensuring
                                               that the Standing Committees and their
                                               respective subcommittees coordinate
JGC           Joint Guidance Committee
                                               and communicate regarding electric
                                               system reliability and market issues of
                                               mutual applicability.
                                               A subcommittee of the Planning
LMTF          Load Modeling Task Force
                                               Coordination Committee.
              Loads and Resources              A subcommittee of the Planning
LRS
              Subcommittee                     Coordination Committee.



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WECC Committees/Work Groups and Industry Organizations                    March 2009


 Acronym/
                  Group or Organization                Additional Information
 Initialism
                                                A workgroup of the Technical Studies
MDTF          Model Data Task Force
                                                Subcommittee.
                                                One of three WECC Standing
MIC           Market Interface Committee
                                                Committees.
                                                A subcommittee of the Market Interface
MIS           Market Issues Subcommittee
                                                Committee.
                                                The name of the group was changed to
              Minimum Operating Reliability
MORCWG                                          Operating Reliability Criteria Work
              Criteria Work Group
                                                Group in June 2007.
              Modeling and Validation Work      A workgroup of the Technical Studies
MVWG
              Group                             Subcommittee.
                                                A workgroup of the Technical Advisory
MWG           Modeling Work Group
                                                Subcommittee.
              North American Energy
NAESB
              Standards Board
              Northwest Energy Efficiency
NEEA
              Alliance
              North American Electric
NERC
              Reliability Corporation
              WECC-NERC Operating
NERCOAS
              Activities Subcommittee
              Northwest Transmission
NTAC
              Assessment Committee
              Northwest Power and
NWPCC
              Conservation Council
NWPP          Northwest Power Pool
              Open Access Technology
OATI
              International, Inc
                                                One of three WECC Standing
OC            Operating Committee
                                                Committees.
                                                A workgroup of the Compliance
OIWG          Operating Issues Work Group       Monitoring and Operating Practices
                                                Subcommittee.
                                                A workgroup of the Compliance
              Operating Procedures Review
OPRG                                            Monitoring and Operating Practices
              Group
                                                Subcommittee.


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WECC Committees/Work Groups and Industry Organizations                         March 2009


 Acronym/
                   Group or Organization                  Additional Information
 Initialism
              Operating Practices                  A subcommittee of the OC. Previously
OPS
              Subcommittee                         CMOPS.
                                                   A workgroup of the Operating Practices
              Operating Reliability Criteria
ORCWG                                              Subcommittee. This was previously
              Work Group
                                                   known as the MORCWG.
              Operating Reserve Standard           A task force of the Joint Guidance
ORSTF
              Task Force                           Committee.
              Operating Transfer Capability
OTCPC                                              A committee of the WECC Board.
              Policy Committee
              Operations Training                  A subcommittee of the Operating
OTS
              Subcommittee                         Committee.
              Planning Coordination                One of three WECC Standing
PCC
              Committee                            Committees.
                                                   A workgroup of the Technical Studies
PPUG          PTI Program Users Work Group
                                                   Subcommittee.
              Production Simulation Program
PSPTF
              Task Force
                                                   A workgroup of the Critical
PSWG          Physical Security Work Group         Infrastructure and Information
                                                   Management Subcommittee.
                                                   A workgroup of the Compliance
PWG           Performance Work Group               Monitoring and Operating Practices
                                                   Subcommittee.
              Remedial Action Scheme               A subcommittee of the Operating
RASRS
              Reliability Subcommittee             Committee.
RATF          Resource Adequacy Task Force
                                                   A workgroup of the Compliance
RAWG          Readiness Audit Work Group           Monitoring and Operating Practices
                                                   Subcommittee.
              Reliability Coordination
RCC                                                A committee of the WECC Board.
              Committee
              Reliability Coordination             A workgroup of the Reliability
RCCWG
              Comments Work Group                  Coordination Subcommittee.
              Reliability Coordination             A workgroup of the Reliability
RCDWG
              Documentation Work Group             Coordination Subcommittee.



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WECC Committees/Work Groups and Industry Organizations                       March 2009


 Acronym/
                   Group or Organization                Additional Information
 Initialism
                                                 A workgroup of the Compliance
RITF          Reserve Issues Task Force          Monitoring and Operating Practices
                                                 Subcommittee.
              RMS Reliability Compliance
RMSRCC                                           A committee of the WECC Board.
              Committee
RMTF          Rating Methods Task Force
              Reliability Performance            A workgroup of the Reliability
RPEWG
              Evaluation Work Group              Subcommittee.
              Reliability Policy Issues
RPIC                                             A committee of the WECC Board.
              Committee
              Reliability Policy and Planning
RPPTF
              Task Force
              Renewable Resources
RRCG
              Coordination Group
                                                 A subcommittee of the Planning
RS            Reliability Subcommittee
                                                 Coordination Committee.
                                                 A workgroup of the Critical
              Real Time Scheduling Work
RTSWG                                            Infrastructure and Information
              Group
                                                 Management Subcommittee.
                                                 A workgroup of the Reliability
RTWG          Reliability Tools Work Group
                                                 Coordination Subcommittee.
                                                 A workgroup of the Technical
RWG           Relay Work Group
                                                 Operations Subcommittee.
                                                 A subcommittee of the Market Interface
SIS           Seams Issues Subcommittee
                                                 Committee.
              Standards Process Review Task
SPRTF
              Force
                                                 A workgroup of the Technical Studies
SRWG          System Review Work Group
                                                 Subcommittee.
                                                 A workgroup of the Technical
SSWG          Substation Work Group
                                                 Operations Subcommittee.
                                                 A workgroup of the Technical Advisory
SWG           Studies Work Group
                                                 Subcommittee.
              Technical Advisory                 A subcommittee of the Transmission
TAS
              Subcommittee                       Expansion Planning Policy Committee.



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WECC Committees/Work Groups and Industry Organizations                    March 2009


 Acronym/
                  Group or Organization                 Additional Information
 Initialism
TELCOMWG Telecommunications Work Group
              Transmission Expansion
TEPPC                                            A committee of the WECC Board.
              Planning Policy Committee
              Technical Operations               A subcommittee of the Operating
TOS
              Subcommittee                       Committee.
              Transmission Reliability
TRDTF
              Database Task Force
                                                 A subcommittee of the Planning
TSS           Technical Studies Subcommittee
                                                 Coordination Committee.
              Unscheduled Flow Administrative A subcommittee of the Operating
UFAS
              Subcommittee                    Committee.
              Underfrequency Load Shedding
UFLSTF
              Task Force
              Unscheduled Flow Operations        A workgroup of the Unscheduled Flow
UFOWG
              Work Group                         Administrative Subcommittee.
              Variable Generation                A subcommittee of the Joint Guidance
VGS
              Subcommittee                       Committee.
                                                 An ad-hoc industry group formed in
WAG           Western Assessment Group           response to a motion from the Western
                                                 Governors’ Association.
              Western Conference of Public
WCPSC
              Service Commissioners
              Western Electricity Coordinating
WECC
              Council
WGA           Western Governors’ Association
WGMG          Wind Generator Modeling Group
WIEB          Western Interstate Energy Board
              Western Interconnection
WIRAB
              Regional Advisory Body
              Western Renewable Energy
WREGIS
              Generation Information System
              West-wide System Model Task
WSMTF
              Force




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