EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Reliability
Assessing NERC’s Initial Reliability Review

What role does EPA's Clean Power Plan play on reliability of the electricity system?

In November 2014, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) issued an “initial reliability review” in which it identified elements of the CPP that could lead to reliability concerns. Echoed by some grid operators and cited in comments to EPA submitted by states, utilities, and industry groups, the NERC study has made reliability a critical issue in finalizing, and then implementing, the Clean Power Plan.  

In order to gain insight on the issue, the Advanced Energy Economy Institute commissioned The Brattle Group, a leading consulting firm to utilities and grid operators, to conduct a critical review of the NERC study. The Brattle Group’s conclusion:  

“Following a review of the reliability concerns raised and the options for mitigating them, we find that compliance with the CPP is unlikely to materially affect reliability.”

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Related Recorded Webinar:

Does EPA's Clean Power Plan Threaten Reliability?

In this webinar The Brattle Group explores the technology, operational, and market options that will allow states and power system operators to meet Clean Power Plan requirements without compromising reliability.

This webinar is for anyone interested in learning how advanced energy technologies can be utilized by grid operators to safeguard reliability as states modernize their electric power systems under the Clean Power Plan.

View the archived webinar >

 

Complete this form to download the report:

What role does EPA's Clean Power Plan play on reliability of the electricity system?

In November 2014, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) issued an “initial reliability review” in which it identified elements of the CPP that could lead to reliability concerns. Echoed by some grid operators and cited in comments to EPA submitted by states, utilities, and industry groups, the NERC study has made reliability a critical issue in finalizing, and then implementing, the Clean Power Plan.  

In order to gain insight on the issue, the Advanced Energy Economy Institute commissioned The Brattle Group, a leading consulting firm to utilities and grid operators, to conduct a critical review of the NERC study. The Brattle Group’s conclusion:  

“Following a review of the reliability concerns raised and the options for mitigating them, we find that compliance with the CPP is unlikely to materially affect reliability.”

Please fill out the form to download the report.


Related Recorded Webinar:

Does EPA's Clean Power Plan Threaten Reliability?

In this webinar The Brattle Group explores the technology, operational, and market options that will allow states and power system operators to meet Clean Power Plan requirements without compromising reliability.

This webinar is for anyone interested in learning how advanced energy technologies can be utilized by grid operators to safeguard reliability as states modernize their electric power systems under the Clean Power Plan.

View the archived webinar >