Interesting Articles

NERC Sees Potential Summer Energy Shortfalls, Says Energy Transition ‘Pace’ May Threaten Reliability

NERC hinted a week ago, in a preview of its summer assessment, that four regions could face potential energy shortages this summer. The full report identifies the extent of the possible deficiencies, and Robb told reporters of his own concerns about how the energy transition might be impacting reliability. Click here

American Society of Civil Engineers Report: Failure to Act – Electric Infrastructure Investment Gaps in a Rapidly Changing Environment

This report discusses how an investment in our nation’s generation, transmission, and distribution systems can improve reliability, reduce congestion, and build the foundation for economic growthClick here

Deloitte: 2020 Power and Utilities Industry Outlook Midyear Update

This report explores power and utilities industry trends and the impact of COVID-19.  Click here

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Technical Report: Interdependence of the Electricity Generation System and the Natural Gas System and Implications for Energy Security

The concern about energy security on domestic Department of Defense installations has led to the possibility of using natural gas-fired electricity generators, but how reliable is the natural gas system? Click here

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Report: A Comparison of Fuel Choice for Backup Generators

This report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) analyzes the costs and benefits – in terms of economics and reliability – of natural gas versus diesel as fuels for backup systems. Click here

Natural Gas Council Report: Natural Gas Systems – Reliable & Resilient

The physical characteristics and operational industry practices provide an extremely high level of reliability and resiliency for gas customers. Click here

Climate Central Report: Blackout – Extreme Weather, Climate Change and Power Outages

There has been a tenfold increase in major power outages between the mid-1980s and 2012. Click here

S&C’s 2018 State of Commercial & Industrial Power Reliability Report

This survey reveals the reality of outage frequency and the need for reliability and future-proof technologies among C&I customers. Click here

Grid Strategies Report: A Customer-focused Framework for Electric System Resiliency

Prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), this report discusses how recent extreme weather events have violently awoken customers to the realities of major, extended power outages by damaging transmission and distribution assets. Click here