December 9, 2023

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NERC: Grid Risks Widespread in Winter Months
NERC's Winter Reliability Assessment found large portions of the electric grid at risk of energy shortfalls this winter.
NYISO Anticipates Increased Load in Western, Central NY
NYISO did not identify any new near-term reliability issues in its third-quarter STAR, but it does anticipate significant load increases in western and central New York that could warrant more attention.
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PJM MRC Briefs: Aug. 24, 2023
PJM's Markets and Reliability Committee deferred voting on an issue charge to create a new senior task force focused on compensation for reliability-must-run contracts and the timing of deactivation notices.
NYC to Fall 446 MW Short for 2025, NYISO Reports
New York City faces a 446-MW shortfall in 2025 because of plant retirements and the delayed completion of the Champlain Hudson Power Express, NYISO said.  
PJM Whitepaper to Highlight Future RA Concerns
New capacity being installed on PJM’s grid may not keep pace with rate of retirements and accelerating load growth, according to a pending PJM whitepaper.
Heat Wave to Test Western Grid this Weekend
Forecasters say California and the Southwest will see extreme heat this weekend, with conditions like those that strained the grid over Labor Day weekend 2020.
Consumers Energy
MISO Officials Explain 2022/23 Capacity Auction Mechanics
MISO officials answered questions about the capacity shortfalls and expensive prices in the 2022/23 auction while stakeholders asked for more supply data.
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NERC Chief: ‘Longer, Deeper, Broader’ Weather Presents New Reliability Challenges
Extreme weather events have brought “extraordinary clarity” about reliability risks posed by climate change, NERC CEO Jim Robb told an EPSA conference.
Midwest Experts Say Tx, Market Changes Key to Reliability
Transmission construction & MISO market facelifts can help the Midwest reliably adjust to a new resource reality, panelists said during an EBA teleconference.
Energy and Environmental Economics
Study Suggests Texas LSEs Can Provide Reliability
A new white paper proposes creating an LSE Reliability Obligation in ERCOT that would assign Texas utilities a certain amount of capacity to maintain.

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