The Energy Reliability Assessment Task Force (ERATF) will assess risks associated with unassured energy supplies, including the timing and inconsistent output from variable renewable energy resources, fuel location, and volatility in forecasted load, which can result in insufficient amounts of energy on the system to serve electrical demand.
The ERATF serves the Reliability and Security Technical Committee (RSTC) in providing a formal process to analyze and collaborate with stakeholders to address the issues identified in the Ensuring Energy Adequacy with Energy-Constrained Resources whitepaper. This whitepaper identified energy availability concerns related to operations, operations planning, and mid- to long-term planning horizons.
Future considerations related to the reliability of energy are more complex and should consist of the use of utility and non-utility assets in different manners as compared to a historical view. In order to effectively accommodate this type of complexity, the industry needs to assess the current processes and expectations to ensure the basics are covered. The ERATF are implementing the following activities:
The ERATF will provide suggestions on issues for discussion and recommendations to the RSTC. Understanding energy availability, and by extension fuel availability, compared to capacity requires advanced consideration of multiple technologies and concepts.
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