Let’s talk about real plans to make our power and the word reliability go hand in hand.
An assessment finds that energy from wind and solar rises by between 10 and 20 gigawatts over the next 15 years. All the while power from coal plants drops by as much as 27 gigawatts. For that’s as a result of the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) climate plan. That’s what a report concludes. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
From the Washington Examiner
By JOHN SICILIANO • 5/19/16 4:43 PM
The Obama administration’s climate rules for new power plants will cause coal plants to close more swiftly than without the regulations. That’s what the nation’s grid reliability watchdog said Thursday.
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC, issued its latest analysis on the administration’s Clean Power Plan. For it’s examining the plan’s effects on the power grid. Moreover the need for regulators to most importantly keep the lights on.
The watchdog was sanctioned by Congress in 2005. All to be the nation’s technical adviser on electric reliability and author of enforceable standards for the industry. So basically their job is to make a plan where electric power is reliable.
“NERC’s assessment shows that significant changes to the resource mix are occurring regardless of the [Clean Power Plan], but that the CPP accelerates some of these changes, underscoring a potential reliability challenge,” said Thomas Coleman, director of NERC Reliability Assessment. Coleman is urging states to begin planning new transmission lines that will be needed to connect more renewables to the grid to replace the lost coal.
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