Industry Plans for Resource Mix Changes, Tighter Reserve Margins in Some Areas, Assessment Finds

ATLANTA – The transformation of the bulk power system generation mix requires grid planners to address new threats to reliability while keeping reserve margins at or above targets, NERC finds in its latest 10-year reliability outlook. More resources are needed in Texas, the Midwest and Ontario to avoid the risk of below-target reserve margins in the first five year period. Advancing generation resources already in interconnection queues, using operational procedures to manage greater ramping needs and including fuel assurance in bulk power system planning are among the measures to assure reliability through 2028. 

Announcement | 2018 Long-Term Reliability Assessment

Posted On: 12/20/2018