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cold weather


Polar Vortex Tests Resiliency of U.S. Power System 

Brutally cold temperatures in the midwestern and northeastern U.S. spurred grid operator alerts as natural gas demand has surged, power prices have soared, and there have been forced generator outages. …


NERC’s Polar Vortex Review Bares Natural Gas Dependency, Equipment Vulnerabilities

Despite record low temperatures and widespread generation outages during the polar vortex, bulk power system reliability was maintained, says the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) in a newly released…


THE BIG PICTURE [INFOGRAPHIC]: A Generation Freeze

Before the polar vortex earlier this year, several severe cold weather events had presented comparable power generation operational challenges. POWER ranks those events here in terms of loss of generation…


Prepare Your Gas Plant for Cold Weather Operations

Cold weather operations are challenging for plant designers and operators alike, particularly where severe winter weather is rare. However, another cold winter is expected, so now is the time to…


Prepare Your Nuclear Plant for Cold Weather Operations

Nuclear plant structures are designed to withstand extreme cold weather conditions. However, a winterization program, such as those shared by Byron and D.C. Cook power plants, can ensure critical operating…