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July 23, 2024

summer readiness

NPCC
NPCC Predicts Adequate Electricity Supply this Summer
NPCC said all subregions should have adequate supply to meet demand this summer despite recent generation retirements.
WECC
WECC Flags Hydro in BC, SW Heat as Potential Summer Concerns
Extreme heat in the Desert Southwest and low hydro in the Northwest could pose reliability problems for the Western Interconnection this summer, although the region doesn’t face an alarming risk for grid emergencies, WECC officials said.
NOAA
SPP: Enough Generation to Meet Summer Demand
SPP says it will have enough generation to meet energy demand despite higher regional temperatures this summer, according to its biannual seasonal assessment.
SERC
SERC Reports Sufficient Resources in Summer Assessment
SERC Reliability's Summer Reliability Assessment indicated all subregions have adequate resources to meet demand this summer.
NOAA
Calif. Officials ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Summer Reliability

State energy officials are “cautiously optimistic” about maintaining grid reliability during the upcoming summer, with California poised to benefit from above-normal snowpack and precipitation coupled with the probability of mild conditions in its coastal regions.

NYISO
Stakeholders Scold NYISO on Messaging Ahead of Summer
Stakeholders scolded NYISO for using the wrong figure in a press release on its summer capacity assessment, saying it suggested capacity margins would be tighter this summer than expected.
ERCOT
ERCOT Projects 97-GW Peak Demand by 2034
ERCOT’s latest capacity, demand and reserves report projects summer peak demand will increase to more than 97 GW by 2034.
FERC
FERC Forecasts High Temperatures, Flat Prices for Summer
This summer should bring high temperatures and electricity demand but flat power prices as cheaper fuel offsets heavy load, according to a FERC assessment.
NYISO
NYISO Reports Adequate Capacity for Summer, but Heat Waves a Concern
NYISO sad it expects enough capacity to serve peak load this summer under normal conditions, but hotter-than-expected weather could lead it to resort to emergency procedures.
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.

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