NERC report warns EPA regs will cause electrical system instability

Recent NERC 10-year projections are warning that extreme new EPA regulations will cause system instability and potential outages in the nation’s electrical system.

The latest body to sound the EPA alarm is the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), which last Tuesday released its exhaustive annual 10-year projections. “Environmental regulations are shown to be the number one risk to reliability over the next one to five years,” the report explains.   (emphasis added)

Twenty seven states claim that the rushed 3-year implementation timeline for incoming utility MACT rule is putting their regional reliability at risk. NERC report states that “the nation’s power grid will be stressed in ways never before experienced”.

Read the remainder of the WSJ article here.

12. December 2011 by Jason Hayes
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