Dependence on Natural Gas Infrastructure, Storage Requires New Planning Approach for Reliability
ATLANTA – The North American grid is experiencing a large shift in its electric generating resources with the ongoing retirements of coal-fired and nuclear capacity. The growth in natural gas, wind and solar resources and the increasing interdependence of the natural gas and electric infrastructure has resulted in bulk power system operational and planning reliability challenges.
NERC conducted an assessment – Special Assessment: Potential Bulk Power System Impacts Due to Severe Disruptions on the Natural Gas System – to analyze potential reliability impacts from disruption of natural gas delivery. NERC’s assessment found that the impacts vary depending on the location and infrastructure density, and that mitigation strategies to reduce potential impacts are available.
Posted On: 11/14/2017