UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BEFORE THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
One-Time Informational Reports on Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessments
Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Electric System Reliability
Docket No. RM22-16-000
EPSA supports FERC’s intent to seek information from Transmission Providers on their policies and processes to assess and develop mitigation plans for extreme weather impacts on reliability. EPSA urges the Commission to collect the outlined information expeditiously as current data demonstrates that weather must be considered when addressing reliability concerns.
Additionally, the available data not only calls for expeditious attention from the Commission but may indicate a need to assess whether there should be changes to reliability planning criteria, capacity accreditation approaches, new product or service development, or other measures that can identify and address reliability risks or threats. Information on how and whether Transmission Providers are assessing weather and other reliability risks over the past 6-12 months, and in the near-term and longer-term timeframe, will be critical in establishing a reality-based understanding of how we are doing, and what may need to be reformed.