NAGF News Bullets for Bi-Week ending 5/19/2023
- Upcoming NAGF Conference Calls/Webinars
- NAGF Variable Resources Working Group Monthly Webinar – May 24th @ 11:00-12:00 pm Eastern
- NAGF Standards Review Team Comment Development Webinar for Project 2021-01 MOD-025 and PRC-019 Draft 2 – May 24th @ 03:00-04:00 pm Eastern
- NAGF Standards Review Team Monthly Webinar – June 7th @ 11:00-12:00 pm EST (placeholder – details pending)
(Webinar information can be found on the NAGF website Event Calendar.)
- NERC Releases Essential Action Alert Focused on Cold Weather Preparations
On March 15, 2023, NERC issued a Level 3 Essential Actions alert, Cold Weather Preparations for Extreme Weather Events III. The purpose of the Level 3 Alert is to increase the readiness of Reliability Coordinators, Balancing Authorities, Generator Owners, and Transmission Operators for mitigating operational risk for winter 2023–2024 and beyond. The alert contains a set of eight specific actions that NERC determined to be essential for certain segments of owners, operators or users of the grid to undertake to ensure its reliable operation. Entities registered under the functional groups denoted in the alert are required to acknowledge receipt of the alert and respond to the Essential Actions and a series of questions related to their preparedness. NERC advises that all registered entities – not just those required to respond – review the alert on the NERC’s website for applicability to their operations. NERC also posted materials from a May 5 webinar on the topic.
- Two-thirds of North America Faces Reliability Challenges in the Event of Widespread Heatwaves
NERC’s 2023 Summer Reliability Assessment warns that two-thirds of North America is at risk of energy shortfalls this summer during periods of extreme demand. While there are no high-risk areas in this year’s assessment, the number of areas identified as being at elevated risk has increased. The assessment finds that, while resources are adequate for normal summer peak demand, if summer temperatures spike, seven areas — the U.S. West, SPP and MISO, ERCOT, SERC Central, New England and Ontario — may face supply shortages during higher demand levels.
Wayne Sipperly Jr.
North American Generator Forum
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