FERC To Study Climate, Extreme Weather Threats To Grid Reliability

February 22, 2021
On the heels of a bitter cold snap that caused widespread blackouts in Texas, federal energy regulators say they will launch a new proceeding to study the power reliability threats caused by climate change and various extreme weather events, the regulators’ second effort to assess climate-related issues since a recent change in leadership. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) proceeding will “examine how grid operators prepare for and respond to extreme weather events, including, but not limited to droughts, extreme...

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