Reliability Review of Proposed Clean Power Plan Identifies Areas for Further Study, Makes Recommendations for Stakeholders
ATLANTA – The North American Electric Reliability Corporation completed its preliminary reliability review of the assumptions and potential reliability impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. This assessment – Potential Reliability Impacts of EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan – examines the potential reliability aspects resulting from its anticipated implementation. In order to continue operating the bulk power system safely and reliably, more detailed and thorough analysis is needed to determine whether the assumptions are feasible and consistent with the requirements of bulk power system reliability.
This assessment provides the foundation for future reliability analyses and evaluations required by the electric reliability organization, stakeholders and federal and state policy makers to ensure the system maintains reliability. The goal of these studies is to create a framework with realistic timelines that accommodate the expected infrastructure deployments needed to support bulk power system reliability, while achieving the environmental objectives of the proposed rule.
Posted On: 11/05/2014