FERC, NERC Staff Review 2021 Winter Freeze, Recommend Standards Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. The electric and natural gas industries need to strengthen their winterization and cold weather preparedness and coordination to prevent a recurrence of the unprecedented February 2021 power outages to millions of people during the February 2021 freeze in Texas and the Midwest.

That is the assessment of a preliminary report presented at today’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) meeting by a joint inquiry team of staff from FERC and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and its regional entities. The report reviews what happened during the freeze and outlines a series of recommendations, including mandatory electric reliability standards, to prevent its recurrence.

Full Announcement | Preliminary Findings and Recommendations Full Presentation | Presentation Slides

Posted On: 09/23/2021