Electric industry stakeholders discussed pressing threats to grid reliability at FERC's annual Reliability Technical Conference.
NERC's Winter Reliability Assessment found large portions of the electric grid at risk of energy shortfalls this winter.
FERC OK'd the 2024 business plans and budgets for the ERO, though Commissioner James Danly called for “a significant improvement in … speed and agility.”
Presenters at SERC's Board of Directors meeting said the region will have a lot of input into the ERO's Interregional Transfer Capability Study.
FERC approved an agreement between SERC and Mississippi's Cooperative Energy stating the latter would pay no monetary penalty for violating NERC's reliability standards.
With an uptick in physical attacks on electric infrastructure, the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council hosted a session on making physical security more bulletproof — literally.
SERC leveled $42,000 in penalties against AECI for multiple longstanding violations of reliability standards in a settlement approved by FERC.
North Carolina businesses called for a study of wholesale market competition, including a possible RTO, citing a lack of “cost-competitive, clean energy.”
Members of Congress went to North Carolina to hold a field hearing on the substation attacks in early December that knocked out power to 45,000 customers.
EROs are increasing their budgets for 2024, with the increases largely funding personnel and meetings. Draft budgets are available for stakeholder comment.
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