Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the findings and recommendations from a NERC investigation into regional electric system vulnerabilities to local natural gas system disruptions.  The Special Reliability Assessment specifically addresses the risk from curtailments, which take place when gas facility outages impact the scheduled delivery to generators.

The Special Assessment on natural gas disruptions confirms that the electricity industry’s dependence on natural gas availability continues to grow.  Their findings will only heighten FERC’s belief that new standards must be developed to manage the risk.