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June 16, 2024

Regional Entities

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Renewable Developers Oppose Proposed ERCOT IBR Rule
Several renewable energy developers are opposing ERCOT stakeholders’ approval of a controversial rule change that would impose voltage ride-through requirements on IBRs.  
ERCOT
ERCOT TAC Endorses Rule for Inverter-based Resources
ERCOT stakeholders and staff came to an agreement on a rule change that imposes voltage ride-through requirements on IBRs.
NPCC
NPCC Predicts Adequate Electricity Supply this Summer
NPCC said all subregions should have adequate supply to meet demand this summer despite recent generation retirements.
WECC
WECC Flags Hydro in BC, SW Heat as Potential Summer Concerns
Extreme heat in the Desert Southwest and low hydro in the Northwest could pose reliability problems for the Western Interconnection this summer, although the region doesn’t face an alarming risk for grid emergencies, WECC officials said.
SERC
SERC Reports Sufficient Resources in Summer Assessment
SERC Reliability's Summer Reliability Assessment indicated all subregions have adequate resources to meet demand this summer.
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Extreme Weather Workshop Hit by Extreme Weather
Severe thunderstorms knocking out power to 1 million Texans did not stop attendees at a NERC-EPRI workshop on a draft standard addressing extreme weather’s effects on transmission planning.
NOAA
Calif. Officials ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Summer Reliability

State energy officials are “cautiously optimistic” about maintaining grid reliability during the upcoming summer, with California poised to benefit from above-normal snowpack and precipitation coupled with the probability of mild conditions in its coastal regions.

NERC
Texas RE Sees Challenges in Resource Mix, Physical Security
Texas RE staff said their upcoming risk assessment will identify multiple ongoing challenges to grid reliability.
NERC
ERO Pushes IBR Awareness for Policymakers
Representatives from NERC and the regional entities urged state regulators to learn about the reliability challenges and opportunities of inverter-based resources.
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Overheard at the 76th Annual NECPUC Symposium
Angst over looming load growth, cost increases and reliability headaches headlined the 76th annual New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners Symposium.

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