NAGF News Bullets for Bi-Week ending 6/30/2023
- Upcoming NAGF Conference Calls/Webinars
- NAGF SRT Comment Development Webinar for Project 2022-02: MOD-032 Draft #1 – July 6th @ 11:00-12:00 pm Eastern
- NAGF Cold Weather Preparedness Working Group Comment Development Webinar #2 for EOP-012-2 Draft #1– July 7th @ 10:00-11:00 am Eastern
- NAGF CIPWG Monthly Webinar– July 11th @ 02:00-03:00 pm Eastern
- NAGF SRT Monthly Webinar – July 12th @ 11:00-12:00 pm Eastern
- NAGF SRT Comment Development Webinar for Project 2020-06: MOD-026-2 Draft #3 – July 12th @ 03:00-04:00 pm Eastern
(Webinar information can be found on the NAGF website Event Calendar.)
- Extreme Weather, Cyber and Physical Security Continue to Create Reliability Challenges
NERC’s 2023 State of Reliability (SOR) finds that overall, the North American bulk power system (BPS) remains highly reliable and resilient. However, extreme weather events continue to pose the greatest risk to its reliability and stability. Transmission system reliability has improved significantly for the fifth consecutive year, and the rate of protection system misoperations also continues to improve. Conventional generation, challenged by more frequent extreme weather, experienced its highest level of unavailability overall since NERC began gathering generator availability data in 2013. In addition, cyber security compromises and increased physical attacks on critical infrastructure in the latter part of 2022 reinforce the need for further development and adaptation of reliability standards and guidelines.
- FERC Finalizes Plans to Boost Grid Reliability in Extreme Weather Conditions
On June 15, 2023, RC today finalized two rules to help improve reliability of the bulk power system against threats of extreme weather that may cause unacceptable risk to life and economic harm. The first rule directs the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop a new or modified reliability standard to require transmission system planning for extreme heat and cold weather conditions over wide geographical areas, including studying the impact of concurrent failures of bulk power system generation and transmission equipment and implementing corrective actions as needed (E-1: RM22-10). The second rule directs transmission providers to submit one-time reports describing their policies and processes for conducting extreme weather vulnerability assessments and identifying mitigation strategies (E-2: RM22-16, AD21-13).
Wayne Sipperly Jr.
North American Generator Forum
M: (914) 806-0397