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Renewable Energy World Reports on “EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Reliability: Assessing NERC’s Initial Reliability Review"

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This week the Brattle Group released a report in response to an initial report from NERC that highlighted perceived possible reliability issues in the Clean Power Plan. Renewable Energy World reported on the Brattle Group's report:

The firm found that while many of these matters will remain up for debate and the EPA may have over-simplified some approaches to emission reductions, many of the NERC concerns can be mitigated.

Renewable Energy World also extensively quotes Jon Wellinghoff, former head of FERC (who joined AEE for a webinar last month):

“One thing [NERC hasn’t] done — and needs to do — is look more closely at the distributed resource options that will help provide reliability support, including distributed generation, demand response and energy efficiency at the customer level,” said Wellinghoff. “NERC is looking at this from an isolated and narrow traditional energy perspective that skews their view of the world.” 

Read the full article here