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May 21, 2024

Reliability

Texas RE
Texas RE: Resources’ Weatherization a Success
The Texas Reliability Entity says its latest regional assessment indicates weatherization activities since the disastrous February 2021 winter storm have paid off.
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MISO Unable to Find Alternatives to Delayed Entergy Louisiana Tx Project
MISO announced it was unable to land on a suitable substitute for a $260 million Entergy Louisiana reliability project about eight months after it announced an alternatives study.
NERC
NERC Summer Assessment Sees Some Risk in Extreme Heat Waves
NERC’s 2024 Summer Reliability Assessment found that every region has met its reserve margin targets but that many areas would face difficult operations in lengthy, widespread heat waves.
The Brattle Group
Brattle Report Details Impact of ‘Lumpy’ Loads on Utility Forecasts
DOE
On the Road to NIETCs, DOE Issues Preliminary List of 10 Tx Corridors
DOE is looking to boost interregional transmission with its announcement of 10 proposed National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors, where projects could be eligible for a share of $2 billion in federal loans and special permitting under FERC’s backstop siting authority.
FEMA
Ariz. Looks to Public Safety Power Shutoffs to Prevent Wildfires
Arizona Public Service is prepared to implement public safety power shutoffs, and another utility in the state is laying the groundwork to use the wildfire prevention technique.
NRG
PJM Monitor and Consumers Protest Indian River Compensation Settlement
The Maryland Office of Peoples Counsel and PJM's IMM urge FERC to reject a compensation plan for NRG keeping a portion of its Indian River coal plant open under a reliability contract.
CPS Energy
ERCOT Works to Address Loss of San Antonio Units
ERCOT is searching for alternatives to replace capacity that will be lost with the planned retirement of three gas-fired units near San Antonio.
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The Future of Natural Gas with Growing Demand and Climate Targets
A DOE report on resource adequacy says firms investing in natural gas capacity could be retrofitted with carbon capture and storage, or the ability to burn clean hydrogen.
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FERC’s Christie: Transmission Can’t be Built Without State Support
The surest way to ensure that transmission is not expanded is to usurp states’ authority, FERC Commissioner Mark Christie said at WIRES’ Spring Member Meeting in Chicago.

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