Key findings from interviews with 25 utilities, 11 public utility commissions, and two provincial energy ministries on the Western Renewable Energy Zones initiative, including 16 zones of interest across states, are presented in these slides for the Oct. 26, 2011, joint meeting of the Committee for Regional Electric Power Cooperation and the State-Provincial Steering Committee. The presentation includes suggested recommendations based on these findings for consideration by states, provinces and regional bodies. The interviews solicited opinions on potential collaboration on renewable resources and transmission, as well as perspectives on broader issues in resource planning and procurement and transmission planning and development.