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.”
ERCOT surprised market participants with an announcement that it plans to increase operating reserves by requesting an additional 3,000 MW of capacity to shore up the grid for the upcoming winter.
Texas reliability and regulator officials are praising the state's efforts to weatherize their facilities following the disastrous 2021 winter storm, while the results bear them out.
A drop in voltage forced ERCOT to enter emergency operations for the first time since the disastrous February 2021 winter storm.
NERC's Ken DeFontes says the grid’s three competing objectives, reliability, affordability and the environment, are being thrown out of whack by policymakers focused on environmental legislation.
As DERs play a growing role in electric reliability, ensuring their protection from cybersecurity threats has become increasingly vital, the Texas RE heard.
EROs are increasing their budgets for 2024, with the increases largely funding personnel and meetings. Draft budgets are available for stakeholder comment.
The Texas Reliability Entity’s board voted to approve the organization’s 2024 business plan and budget, along with accepting its 2022 financial statements.
Most regions of the North American grid remain at elevated risk of supply shortfalls this summer, NERC said in its 2023 Summer Reliability Assessment.
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