NAGF News Bullets for Bi-Week ending 12/15/2023

NAGF News Bullets for Bi-Week ending 12/15/2023

  • Upcoming NAGF Conference Calls/Webinars
    • Physical Security Working Group Webinar Monday Dec. 18, 2-3 pm
    • Cold Weather Preparedness Working Group Monthly Webinar Wednesday, Dec. 20, 11 am – 12 pm Eastern
    • NAGF Variable Resources Working Group Monthly Webinar Meeting Wednesday Dec. 27, 11 am – 12 pm Eastern

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

  • Reliability and Security Technical Committee (RSTC) Meeting 12/07/2023

NERC is completing the registration process for -BES IBRs with aggregate capacity >20 MVA interconnecting at same point at 60 kV or greater. NERC will publish a whitepaper on the process in January 2024.

  • NERC Board of Trustee Meeting 12/12/2023

NERC discussed the urgent need to strengthen winterization standards and expressed disappointment that the recent ballot on the generator cold weather preparation standard (EOP-012-1) failed to pass. As a result, NERC is in danger of not meeting FERC’s February 16, 2024, deadline for a revised standard. NERC is requesting the Standards Committee authorize a further procedural waiver to attempt another ballot immediately following the holidays. NERC noted if the Standards Committee does not authorize this waiver, or the January ballot does not pass, the Board will have no other choice but to invoke a special rule to address FERC directives to produce a reliability standard consistent with a regulatory directive.

  •  NERC 2023 Long-Term Reliability Assessment (LTRA)

The subject 2023 LTRA was posted to the NERC website on Dec. 14. In the Assessment, NERC noted:

    • Growth rates of forecasted peak demand and energy have risen significantly since the 2022 LTRA, reversing a decades-long trend of falling or flat growth rates. Electrification including heating systems plus projections for growth in data centers and electric vehicles are contributing to the higher forecasts. NERC finds that demand growth is outpacing resources, and a growing number of areas will face capacity and energy risks during the next 10 years.
    • NERC notes the critical interdependence between the electric and gas sectors in the assessment stands out as a significant risk to future reliability.
    • Four recommendations were identified for energy policymakers, regulators, and industry to consider that will promote actions to reliably meet growing demand and energy needs while the resource mix transitions:
      • Add new resources with reliability attributes, manage retirements and make existing resources more dependable.
      • Expand the transmission network to provide more transfer capability.
      • Adapt bulk power system planning, operations, resource procurement markets, and processes to a more complex power system.
      • Strengthen relationships among reliability stakeholders.;-Transmission-Hurdles-Impact-Future-Reliability.aspx




Allen D Schriver
Policy Coordinator
North American Generator Forum
M: (561) 324-9234