Summer Assessment Highlights Texas Generation Shortfall, California Natural Gas Storage Constraint

ATLANTA – NERC’s 2018 Summer Reliability Assessment finds that Texas has a generation shortfall due in part to 5,000 MW of generation retirements since last summer and that California is facing a limit on natural gas output due to Aliso Canyon storage facility constraints.

NERC conducts this assessment each season to provide a high-level view of resource adequacy and to identify issues that have the potential to impact bulk power system planning, development and system analysis over the summer months.

“The sizeable gap in generation resources for the 2018 Texas summer peak and the natural gas situation in California pose potential reliability concerns,” said Thomas Coleman, director of Reliability Assessments. “Effectively and efficiently addressing future reliability risks, whether they occur in the next year or in 10 years, requires NERC to continually build upon its analyses while enhancing collaboration with industry and government partners.”

Announcement | 2018 Summer Reliability Assessment

Posted On: 05/30/2018