February 25, 2021

Déjà Vu All Over Again: US FERC Announces New Proceeding to Examine Electric Reliability in the Face of Climate Change


On February 22, 2021, the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced its intention to open a new proceeding to examine the threat that climate change and extreme weather events pose to electric reliability. The proceeding will examine how grid operators prepare for and respond to extreme weather events, including, but not limited to, droughts, extreme cold, wildfires, hurricanes, and prolonged heat waves. FERC also announced that the proceeding would include a technical conference with an opportunity for parties to submit comments in advance of that conference, with additional details to follow.

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