Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s latest Long-Term Reliability Assessment addressing the reliability, adequacy, and security of the Bulk Power System in the 10-year planning horizon. The study outlines five key findings that are expected to substantially change the way Bulk Power System planning and operations are managed in the long-term.

Over the next decade, advances in natural-gas extraction techniques, PV solar panels, battery storage, and synthetic inertia should further enhance the viability of clean energy resources. The challenge will be to minimize learning curve outages during the transition.