On June 20, 2013, FERC conditionally granted the Western Electricity Coordinating Council’s (“WECC”) petition to establish a separate, independent company to serve as the reliability coordinator within the Western Interconnection. Once established, the new company, RC Company, will take over as the reliability coordinator from WECC and assume responsibility for the WECC Interchange Tool. FERC’s final approval of the petition will rest upon review of RC Company’s final governance documents. [Read more →]