Grid Demonstrates Improved System Performance and Resilience in 2019

ATLANTA – In the face of rapid, significant changes to the generation resource mix, the bulk power system continued to perform at a very high level of reliability in 2019, NERC’s 2020 State of Reliability found. Performance trends for generation and transmission as well as protection and control measures are positive, and metrics showed improvement in numerous areas. With appropriate insight, careful planning and continued support, the sector will continue to navigate the challenges in a manner that maintains reliability.

The report, which looks at performance during the previous year, identifies seven key findings, chiefly that 2019 was a year of high reliability with no Category 3, 4 or 5 events and only two Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 3 conditions that led to firm load shedding of 250 MW.

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Posted On: 07/30/2020