Resources Adequate to Meet Summer Electricity Demand in North America, Assessment Shows
ATLANTA – North America has sufficient generation and transmission in place to meet this summer’s demand amid the ongoing transformation of the generation mix, drought conditions in California and natural gas infrastructure expansion in New England, found the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s 2015 Summer Reliability Assessment.
The assessment provides an independent, high-level perspective on the adequacy of the generation resources and transmission systems necessary to meet projected summer peak demand from June to September. The assessment highlights the continuing change to the generation base, 40 percent of which is now provided by natural gas-fired generation. 
All NERC assessment areas appear to have sufficient resources to meet peak summer demand with some areas, such as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, continuing to see improved reserved margins.
Posted On: 05/15/2015