Generator Fuel Supplies, Power Plant Winterization, Load Forecasting Complexity Increase Reliability Risk in North America this Winter

​ATLANTA – NERC’s 2023–2024 Winter Reliability Assessment​  finds that much of North America is again at an elevated risk of having insufficient energy supplies to meet demand in extreme operating conditions. The areas identified as being at elevated risk extend over much of the eastern two-thirds of the continent. In these areas, although resources are adequate for normal winter peak demand, any prolonged, wide-area cold snaps will be challenging due to generator outages and fuel vulnerability, extreme levels of electricity demand, difficulties in accurate forecasting and the risk of firm electricity transfer curtailments.

Posted On: 11/08/2023