NYISO gave summer and monthly operation updates during the OC meeting, and stakeholders recommended the approval of the draft annual Comprehensive Reliability Plan.
MISO instated maximum generation procedures Thursday to manage a pervasive heat wave blanketing its footprint.
PJM discussed the response to the July heatwaves and proposed changes to manual language around how synchronized reserves are deployed during the Operating Committee meeting.
CAISO declared an EEA watch for a second straight day, citing “uncertainty” about energy supply and load forecasts, transmission constraints and high electricity demand in the Western U.S.
Temperatures in Austin topped out at 105 degrees Fahrenheit, helping ERCOT to again set a record for hourly peak demand when load averaged 82.03 GW.
ERCOT is setting records for peak demand in what has been described as "hellacious" temperatures, "even by Texas standards."
California's gas-fired power plants experienced a surge of curtailments and spiking emissions during last summer's heat wave, according to the report from an in-state environmental coalition.
ERCOT officials issued their first voluntary conservation call of the year Tuesday as demand peaked within less than 1 GW of the RTO's peak-demand record during an oppressive heat wave.
Among the topics covered by WECC’s State of the Interconnection report, one subject stands out: the impact of extreme natural events on the Western grid.
The coming decade will see “extraordinary reliability challenges and opportunities” amid rapid changes in the North American electric grid, NERC staff said.
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