Grid reliability problems predicted for Texas & New England

The recently published NERC long-term reliability assessment findings indicate that changing fuel prices and a host of new EPA regulations could “threaten the stability of power grids in Texas and New England within the next decade.”

NERC projected that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ on-peak planning reserve margin in 2021 will be more than 5% below the recommended 15% level and said the situation in ISO New England will be only marginally better.

05. December 2011 by Jason Hayes
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