Higher-than-average temperatures in the U.S. could reduce electricity and natural gas demand and help prevent shortfalls this winter, FERC staff said in the commission's Winter Energy Market and Electric Reliability Assessment.
FERC's latest enforcement report detailed one closed investigation into manipulation during Winter Storm Uri, but other nonpublic probes continue.
NERC's Winter Reliability Assessment found large portions of the electric grid at risk of energy shortfalls this winter.
FERC Chair Willie Phillips and NERC CEO James Robb wrote in joint comments that they have "serious concerns" about Everett's retirement.
The Energy Bar Association's Mid-Year Forum illustrated greater collaboration between than the electric and natural gas industries than normal.
FERC and NERC called for completing winterization standards and strengthening natural gas infrastructure in response to widespread outages last Christmas.
The chairs of NAESB's forum on gas-electric harmonization said significant reforms may be needed to bring the two industries into alignment.
PJM released a report on the December 2022 winter storm detailing its emergency actions and recommended changes to its markets and operations to limit the impact of future severe weather.
NAESB is wrapping up a process to develop recommendations to improve coordination between the natural gas and electric industries, which needs to be improved after it contributed to recent cold weather reliability events.
PJM briefed stakeholders on issues that contributed to insufficient natural gas supplies during Winter Storm Elliott, which prevented some units from running.
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