Long-Term and Winter Reliability Assessments Released
ATLANTA – During the next ten years, the electricity industry faces significant changes that will require better modeling and risk management, increased reliance on natural gas and renewable resources, and a more robust infrastructure. Each of these elements is interdependent, requiring close industry coordination to ensure reliability, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s 2013 Long-Term Reliability Assessment finds. NERC’s annual ten-year reliability assessments provide an independent view of the industry by examining key bulk-power system reliability indicators, including peak demand and energy forecasts, resource adequacy, transmission developments, changes in overall system characteristics and operating behavior.
Also, released is NERC’s 2013-2014 Winter Reliability Assessment. This assessment is for the operating period of December 2013 through February 2014, and identifies three key findings that highlight common themes across North America, as well as region-specific challenges.
Posted On: 12/09/2013