FERC Recommends Revising Reliability Standards For Extreme Weather

"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday recommended revising reliability standards for power grid and natural gas infrastructure to avoid issues during extreme weather, as part of findings from a report on winter storm Elliott in 2022.

Elliott brought sub-freezing temperatures and extreme weather alerts to about two-thirds of the United States, causing unplanned electricity generation supply losses.

The report, to be published later this year, outlines 11 recommendations for action to help prevent similar occurrences during future extreme winter weather.

FERC said the report recommends completing cold weather reliability standard revisions from Winter Storm Uri in 2021 - which resulted in the largest controlled blackout in U.S. history - and making U.S. natural gas infrastructure more reliable."

Reuters had the story September 22, 2023.

Source: Reuters, 09/25/2023