Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates NERC’s 2018 Summer Assessment, which forecasts BES reliability and adequacy performance over the next three months. The primary topics covered include Anticipated Reserve Margin, ISO-New England’s Pay-for-Performance program, and concerns that electricity service in ERCOT, MISO, and CAISO could be at risk during the summer.

The evolution of eco-friendly generation, high-speed Transmission, and sophisticated balancing technologies has introduced a series of new BES reliability challenges. NERC is addressing them as they arise and will continue to do so until the transition stabilizes.