The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) completed an assessment on the potential risks to reliability resulting from the proposed Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. NERC’s CPP reliability assessment modeled scenarios focused on evaluating generation and transmission adequacy and potential reliability impacts. Energy Ventures Analysis with its stellar AURORAxmp power modeling capabilities was chosen by NERC to conduct the resource adequacy modeling.
The generation mix in the United States is going through a fundamental change. Policy considerations, such as the proposed CPP, impact and accelerate this transition. The goal of NERC’s assessment – Potential Reliability Impact of EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: Phase I– is to call attention to potential areas of concern for reliability and identify challenges that, if addressed, could ease the transition and allow for both environmental and reliability goals to be achieved.
NERC’s CPP reliability assessment consists of a three-part scenario analysis focused on resource and transmission adequacy and a review of existing studies by key reliability authorities. These key scenarios serve as a snapshot-in-time and were designed to provide benchmarks and guidance about the potential reliability aspects of implementation of the proposed CPP rule.
NERC’s CPP reliability assessment can be accessed here.
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