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winterization


ISOs, RTOs Outline Winterization Efforts

In presentations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the nation's regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) on Sept. 17 outlined measures they are taking to prevent…


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 Renewable Plant for Cold Weather Operations

Although renewable generation is typically less affected by winter weather than gas- and coal-fired plants, it is far from weatherproof. Understanding the risks and preparing properly for them can avoid…