July 14, 2024

Long-Term Reliability Assessment (LTRA)

SERC Highlights DERs, Extreme Weather Challenges in LTRA
SERC said in its Long-Term Reliability Assessment that continued active collaboration with registered entities and other stakeholders is needed to address growing reliability concerns.
NERC: Growing Demand, Shifting Supply Mix Add to Reliability Risks
NERC's Long-Term Reliability Assessment sees some risk for reliability issues in most of the country as the industry has to deal with faster demand growth and shifting supplies of generation.
NERC Board May Force Action on Cold Weather Standard

If NERC’s latest proposed cold weather standard fails another ballot round, the ERO’s Board of Trustees may have to take matters into its own hands, Chair Ken DeFontes warned at the board’s quarterly meeting.

SERC Reliability
SERC LTRA Notes Challenges from IBRs, DERs
SERC Reliability sounded a note of confidence in its LTRA, predicting that planning reserve margins in most of its area will meet demand over the next 10 years.
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Texas RE Board of Directors Briefs: Dec. 14, 2022
NERC CEO Jim Robb met with the Texas Reliability Entity’s Board of Directors for the first time, giving a sneak peek of NERC's long-term reliability assessment.
NERC Warns of Ongoing Extreme Weather Risks
The coming decade will see “extraordinary reliability challenges and opportunities” amid rapid changes in the North American electric grid, NERC staff said.
Risk from Variable Resources Increasing, WECC Says
WECC said the addition 80 GW of wind and solar resources to the Western grid in the next decade will require higher planning reserve margins than anticipated.
NERC RSTC Briefs: Sept. 13-14, 2022
In its first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic, NERC’s Reliability and Security Technical Committee gathered this week in St. Paul.
NERC Board of Trustees/MRC Briefs: May 11-12, 2022
Parts of the U.S. face “elevated or high risk of energy shortfalls” this summer, according to NERC’s upcoming Summer Reliability Assessment.
WECC Warns West Heading for Resource Shortfalls by 2025
WECC's annual resource adequacy assessment warned that customers throughout the Western Interconnection will be at risk of load loss by 2025.

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