NERC’s assessment and trend efforts identify areas of concern regarding the reliability of the North American bulk power system, and make recommendations for their remedy. NERC cannot order construction of additional generation or transmission or adopt enforceable standards having that effect, as that authority is explicitly withheld. In addition, NERC does not make any projections or draw any conclusions regarding expected electricity prices or the efficiency of electricity markets.
NERC's assessments provide a high-level assessment of resource adequacy, an overview of projected electricity demand growth and generation and transmission additions. NERC also identifies long-term emerging issues and trends that, while not necessarily posing an immediate threat to reliability, will influence future bulk power system planning, development, and system analysis.
Trends identified by NERC can also provide the basis for advisories, recommendations, and essential action notifications. For more on these visit our Events Analysis