Assessment Identifies Key Long-Term Reliability Challenges
ATLANTA – Lower reserve margins, environmental regulations and the changing resource mix represent increasing challenges for reliably planning and operating the bulk power system, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s 10-year assessment finds. The 2014 Long-Term Reliability Assessment provides a forward-looking, independent North American perspective of the resource adequacy needed to maintain reliability during the next 10 years.
NERC examined key indicators for resource adequacy over the planning period, including load forecasts, expected resources, and transmission additions. The 2014 assessment identifies three key reliability findings facing industry in the coming years: downward trends in reserve margins, uncertain impacts of environmental rules, and an ongoing resource mix transformation.
Posted On: 11/12/2014