NAGF News Bullets for Bi-Week ending 11/17/2023

NAGF News Bullets for Bi-Week ending 11/17/2023

  • Upcoming NAGF Conference Calls/Webinars
    • NAGF Variable Resources Working Group Monthly Webinar – November 22nd @ 11:00 -12:00 pm Eastern
    • NAGF CIP Working Group Comment Development Webinar for Project 2023-04: CIP-003 Draft #1 – November 27th @ 02:00-03:00 pm Eastern.

(Webinar information can be found on the NAGF website Event Calendar)

  • NERC Section 800 Reliability Assessments

NERC Section 800 Reliability Assessment Request to evaluate the extent to which elements that support the reliability of the U.S. Bulk Power System are managed or controlled from a remote location outside the US. The questionnaire deadline for submissions is January 12, 2024


  • The FERC annual Reliability Technical Conference on 11/09/23 discussed Bulk Power System Reliability and the Evolving Grid

NERC noted challenges to the State Of Reliability (SOR)

    • Gas-Electric coordination
    • Extreme Weather Events
    • Integration of Inverter-Based Resources (IBRs)
    • Load Growth due to electrification

NERC stated the bulk power system (BPS) is at an inflection point where the risk profile to customers is steadily deteriorating due to:

    • Rapid, often disorderly transformation of the generation resource base,
    • Performance issues associated with non-conventional resources
    • Wide-area, long duration, more frequent extreme weather events,
    • And increased demand due to electrification
    • Cyber Security
      • Concern with the growth and implementation of new technology, the digitization of the grid and how to revise NERC CIP standards to provide clear protection guidance


  • EPA’s “Clean Power Plan 2.0” and Reliability

To reduce CO2 emissions, the EPA acting under the Clean Air Act Section 111, EPA issued its proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for new and existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in May 2023.Discussions noted this could force closure of additional fossil generation and impact reliability