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reliability


Water Intake Reliability in the Age of Environmental Uncertainty

Thermal power plants need a continuous supply of cooling water to operate, but as the natural environment changes, more and more screen blockages are occurring at cooling water intakes. Maintaining…


A Brave New World of Reliability: ELCC, EIMs, and DERs

Market forces and government policy are driving clean energy deployment across the U.S. at a level that could impact reliability if not carefully implemented. State regulators, independent system operators (ISOs),…


Using Asset Data to Create Effective Maintenance Strategies

Relationships between asset data utilization and maintenance strategies often get complicated, especially in cases where data collection practices are designed to merely follow and not build strategies. In the maintenance,…


Reliability-Wary California Will Procure More Energy Resources to Get It Through Summer

Stricken by repeated extreme heat events, the prospect of a worsening drought, incremental resource delays, and the “unforeseen” loss of 300 MW in thermal resources, California has set out to…


Rolling Blackouts Triggered as Historic Heatwave Grips Pacific Northwest

Utilities across the Pacific Northwest are bracing for exceptional stress on the grid as record-breaking temperatures continue to fester across the region, and at least one utility—Avista Corp.—this week began…