Statement on EPA, DOE Agreement Supporting Electric Reliability

NERC commends the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on their memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster interagency cooperation and consultation to support electric reliability. As federal and state policies continue to advance rapid transformation of the electric grid, NERC’s annual reliability assessments have shown a steady increase in reliability risk associated with the pace at which the transformation of the grid is occurring. We believe that the energy transition that is occurring can work reliably but the pace of change needs to be managed and we have stressed the critical need to evaluate the impacts of these policies on reliability. By formalizing inter-agency coordination, and recognizing the role of other critical stakeholders, NERC is encouraged by the MOU and looks forward to engaging with DOE, the EPA and others in this important effort.

Posted On: 03/10/2023