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Concerns About Summer Reliability in Texas and California Persist

May 24, 2018

Higher-than-average temperatures forecast for much of the U.S. this summer won’t affect reliability in most regions, though concerns remain for Texas and Southern California, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Presenting the “Summer 2018 Energy Market and Reliability Assessment,” on May 17, FERC staff said that most entities that are part of the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) will likely be able to meet reference margin levels. That’s despite forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that project higher temperatures than average for most of the country, especially in New England and along a band running from West Texas through the Pacific Northwest.

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