Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s analysis of the record cold snap that took place between January 6-8 – one of several related to the polar vortex. The data shows that electric system response was improved over previous events, although there were still some valuable lessons learned for the future.

The promise of further success in addressing BPS performance under extreme winter conditions may prompt FERC to take regulatory action. In particular, the assurance of natural gas fuel availability is a top priority for the Commission.