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NERC: Extreme Cold Could Stress Electric Grid’s Ability to Meet Winter Demand


Cooperative.com posted a new blog related to concern for winter demand:


Increased electricity demand and reduced generation capacity present “unprecedented” threats of power shortages and disruptions this winter in several regions of the country, particularly during widespread and sustained frigid weather, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. said Thursday.

NERC’s annual winter reliability assessment says inadequate generation weatherization, fuel supply risks and a shortage of natural gas pipeline capacity could lead to mandatory conservation, rolling service curtailments and potentially life-threatening power outages in several regions.


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