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"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on HASHR8
"I mean, for weeks or a month, and you start thinking the implications of that, like you can't fill your gas tank without power, right? So you can't even drive out of the state. It would have been cataclysmic. And we actually weren't that far away from that. So major moment in time, major kind of interstitial moment, where everybody's like, okay, something has to be done. What's going to be done? And then all the finger pointing started and all that kind of stuff. You had this brief moment where everybody was blaming renewables. There are some people that are still doing that, unfortunately. We now have two major post mortems, one by the UT energy institute that came out the summer after Yuri. And then another the definitive report on Yuri was from the North American electric reliability corporation, the federal energy regulatory commission. And what did they say in these reports? The basic, the most major causes. And this is really important because if you're going to find a cure, you have to have the proper diagnosis, right? And this is a big part of our problem in Texas and an ercot right now is people are trying to solve in some cases just the wrong problem. So when we get into talking about market structure here, there's a big question as to whether the market structure was actually the problem or a lack of regulation was the problem. So what nirk and ferc told us was gas supply and there's different parts of that chain from wellheads to compressor stations and gathering lines through to the pipelines and further down the stream where different problems could happen. But writ large, the gas production and delivery system was a huge part of that. Again, a lot of freezing at the wellheads. A lot of problems at pipelines. It was kind of distributed without. So I don't want to be too reductive or oversimplify. But overall, the gas supply system was a major problem. The other and this isn't like an order of priority. These were both sort of equally major problems. The other one was mostly gas power plants, though there were problems with every form of power production, one of the states four nuclear plants was offline. 40 plus percent of the state's coal plants were offline. I say the states, that's another thing I want to be careful about. The state doesn't own any of this outside of lower Colorado River authority, which is a sort of quasi state agency. These are all private companies. That own and operate those power plants. So, and wind and solar had problems. There was solar that had snow on top of it, so it wasn't working. It wasn't that sunny out during the beginning of the period. A lot of wind turbines froze up. So you had all these kinds of problems, but the biggest was gas. Gas so we lost half of our gas generation fleet. And of course, gas is the biggest part of the ercot power system. And then just one last thing I'll mention and this wasn't it's certainly in the ferc and nerc report, but I don't want to represent that they elevated it to the level of those other two, but I like to elevate it.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Bloomberg quick take. This is Bloomberg radio. The D.C. circuit Court of Appeals is declining to delay the cancellation of title 42 after it was struck down by a district court. The Biden administration is set to stop enforcing title 42 Wednesday. The ruling sets the stage for the case to go to the Supreme Court. The father of a man accused of opening fire into a 4th of July parade in Chicago is now also facing charges. Robert cremo junior turned himself into police on Friday under an arrest warrant charging him with 7 counts of reckless conduct related to helping his son obtain a gun license. Kramer's son, the alleged gunman had previously threatened to kill his family before the 4th of July incident, where he killed 7 people and injured dozens more. The Biden administration is trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 over the winter, Health and Human Services secretary Javier becerra said The White House's latest COVID response is a wide ranging effort. And so we've reached out to governors. We've reached out to hospitals. We're trying to make sure that everyone's aware that we know how to save lives. We know how to protect you from getting the most severe forms of COVID. California appears to be at high risk of electricity shortages over the next few years. Jordan Christmas reports officials say the electricity grid is being pushed to the breaking point and California is at high risk of energy shortfalls over the next 5 years. Parts of the Midwest and parts of the south central United States are at risk too. Officials with the North American electric reliability corporation said the grid is being challenged as it goes through an unprecedented transformation from fossil fuel based energy to renewable sources of energy. The NDRC has a map of the areas and the ones marked in red are high risk. Actress Angelina Jolie is stepping away from her role with the United Nations refugee agency. The Academy Award winner said I'll continue to do everything in my power in the years to come to support refugees and other displaced people. I'm Brian shook. Hundreds of tourists are stranded in Machu Picchu due to protests in Peru, former president Pedro Castillo was impeached and arrested earlier this month after he announced he was going to dissolve Congress. Machu Picchu May or Darwin Bacchus that people from all over the world, including Americans are among those stranded. Baca has requested helicopters to get the tourists out of the city because the only way out of town is by train and that service has been suspended. The Chicago mayor's race is heating up, Perry Williams has the details. Despite recent polls showing congressman Jesus Chewy Garcia the FrontRunner incumbent mayor Lori Lightfoot isn't taking it lightly. You look at somebody like sheer Garcia, nice guy. But he has no business being the mayor of our city. 40 plus years as a public servant, name his one signature accomplishment on behalf of the residents of the city. You're not going to find it. She also questions a congressional contribution to Garcia from the now indicted head of FTX crypto. Garcia's campaign says he had nothing to do with the FTX owners independent expenditures. Perry Williams reporting. It may be the holiday season but financial buzz says New York is the Grinch east city of all. After looking at data from 50 cities, New York had the lowest score at 18.9, but New Yorkers don't see it that way. That's not
The Ben Shapiro Show
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"It's more hot four to 9 p.m. actually, that's when it cools down. The answer is, what happens if 4 p.m.? Well, this one starts to set. And the solar energy stops going online. Why it's almost as though solar energy is not all that efficient for human use. To offset that imbalance grid operators can call for consumers to conserve electricity voluntarily via that flex alert program. So very important scene a professor at University of California Berkeley's high school of business as quote. I'm not a believer. We should be doing this through voluntary pleading. I think we should have a price system that actually lowers the price most of the time, and then raises the price when the system is tight. Yeah, but they can't do pricing. Prices are bad, guys. Profit. Evil profit. So instead, they're going to just request. They had this with water usage when I was in California. It wouldn't actually allow the pricing system to take care of the problem because the rich people would continue to water their lawns and people who are not as rich would not continue to water their lawns. So instead, we will redistribute the misery equally. Supply has been dramatically constrained in California. According to the Washington examiner, the historic drought conditions in record low reservoir levels have reduced the state's ability to generate hydropower by 48%, by the way, they've built no new dams, they built no new reservoirs. That's something that Jerry Brown should have been doing. 20 years ago and he didn't do any of this stuff. In state hydroelectric power, fell last year, just 7% of California's utility scale and that generation, according to data from the U.S. energy information administration, down from nearly 21% in 2017. That's not only the effect of heat and drought on the supply of energy, they also exacerbate the risk of wildfires. California narrowly avoided a blackout last summer after the bootleg wildfire on the California Oregon border damaged interstate transmission lines and temporarily halted some electricity imports. Speaking of which, interstate imports are key for California because California, despite being the most popular state in the union with the most natural resources, has to get 25% of its electricity from other western states. But the reliability of the imports has gone down in recent years because the states have been phasing out coal fired power plants in the west. All of these surrounding states have been moving toward green. California imports energy from Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, but those states are grappling with the same heat and drought conditions as California. And they also took many of their own fossil fuel power plants offline. Since 2013, these states retired more than ten gigawatts of fossil fuel generating capacity leaving them with little excess resources to sell to California. Operators noted yesterday, four of those 5 states are also expecting to be hit by the heat wave. California, Bruce is a huge amount of renewable energy through wind and solar power and produces more solar power than it can use during the middle of the day. The problem is that the batteries don't work. The challenge is when in the evening. Solar powered lines, but people are still running those ACs. And as an annual summer reliability assessment, according to the Washington examiner, the North American electric reliability corporation put the entire west at elevated risk for reserve shortages with regulators warning that the state could face a power shortage of up
TIME's Top Stories
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Extreme weather is weakening U.S. hydropower and stressing energy grids by Emily barone. Scorching temperatures are baking the American Southwest this Labor Day weekend, and amid the neighborhood pool parties and backyard barbecues residents are wondering what will break first. The heat, or their power supply. Extreme prolonged heat waves strain electric grids because everyone cranks their power slurping air conditioners at the same time, driving up energy demand. Meanwhile, coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants run less efficiently, and have less capacity when temperatures are high. The strain on the electric grid this weekend is so worrying that the California independent system operator, which oversees the state's power system, is asking residents to not charge electric vehicles to set thermostats to 78° or higher, and to reduce overall energy use. The goal it says is to prevent energy shortages. One thing that's certainly not helping this situation is the region's vanishing hydropower, which makes up nearly a quarter of the region's electric generation. While the whole western U.S. is experiencing dry conditions, the Southwest and California in particular is experiencing a two decade mega drought that has severely crimped the state's hydroelectric sources in a chart embedded in this article at time dot com shows, hydropower has dropped from about 15 to 20% of California's electricity in the early 2000s to only 7 and a half percent last year. Hydropower is generated by damned reservoirs, and when the reservoirs fall below a threshold, the plant can no longer generate power. This can exacerbate the stress on the energy grid during extreme weather. If you're in the middle of a terrible drought, then you have way less hydropower than normal. That makes it harder to meet demand, says Jordan kern, an assistant professor in the college of natural resources at North Carolina state university. But usually system operators have replacements. There's going to be electricity that's produced at natural gas plants. It's dirtier. It's more expensive, but it keeps the lights on. And California, solar and other renewable sources have taken off in the last decade, filling hydro powers generation void. But renewables don't have all the benefits of hydropower, a 2021 Department of Energy report found that hydropower is a key contributor to overall grid reliability because it operates at all times of the day and can offer larger and longer term storage than batteries. What's more, hydropower can very rapidly reboot the power grid after a blackout. A 2019 Department of Energy analysis found that hydropower, despite being only 10% of the country's total generating capacity, provides about 40% of the country's so called black start resources that jump start grid transmission and help switch on other generators following an outage. Solar, photovoltaic, and wind generators, the report found can not be relied upon to deliver in that way. Because of dry conditions that threaten the availability of hydropower, the North American electric reliability corporation said in May, all U.S. areas that are part of the western grid system are at risk of energy emergencies. That grid serves 80 million people across 14 states to Canadian provinces and a small area of northern Mexico. Last summer, Lake oroville, the second largest reservoir in California, fell to minimum levels required for hydropower, forcing the Hyatt power plant to stop running. It was the first time that happened since the plant became operational in 1967. What happened there could happen to other major reservoirs in the coming years. There's a 10% chance that Lake Powell could fall below operational levels as soon as next year. And a 30% chance by 2024, according to August projections from the bureau of reclamation. That reservoir straddles Arizona and Utah, holding water for a Glenn canyon dam, and typically supplies power to customers across Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Nebraska. Right now it is only about 25% full, it's lowest ever level since it was first filled. Lake mead and other massive reservoir that sits further down the Colorado River system on the Nevada Arizona border is 28% full. According to the same bureau of reclamation projections, there's a 23% chance its levels drop to 1000 feet by 2024 and a 7% chance that they drop to 950 feet by 2026. The point at which water would be too low to flow through the Hoover Dam's pipes that intake water from the reservoir. The Hoover Dam's power, which is enough to serve 1.3 million people as allocated mostly to California, but also Nevada and Arizona. They may stop being able to produce electricity, says kern of the two iconic dam structures. That is something that people are increasingly concerned about. Notably, Lake mead and Lake Powell are significantly below full and also well below where they've been for this time of year based on a 30 year average, but many others are in similar conditions. As summers grow longer and hotter due to climate change, the U.S. grid will become more stressed, and in many states losing hydropower means relying more on fossil fuels, which is contributing to climate change and worsening the dry conditions, a vicious, paradoxical cycle. Other countries plagued by drought are in a similar boat. Dry conditions and Sichuan province China, for example, have hampered hydropower generation, accounting for 80% of the region's electricity and cause blackouts. Similar power strains have occurred across Europe this summer, where low water levels have reduced hydropower, along with making it harder to cool nuclear reactors, and transport coal on rivers. But conditions aren't that dire in the U.S. this year, and experts like Jack Schmidt, director of the center for Colorado River studies at Utah, state university believes that hydropower shouldn't be the focus of the wider drought problem. His perspective is that the country will find ways to fill the energy gaps. But there's no easy solution if drinking water and irrigation water for agriculture are scarce. Water supply is, more important than energy Schmitt says. That's not to say the power isn't important. Hoover Dam's power is important. But American society doesn't crumble if we lose it. It's not the equivalent of losing water..
Of Consuming Interest
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest
"Going to happen, what is your website? It's WWW dot N ERC dot com and we're available on social media as well. Okay, it's WWW dot. Any RC dot com. Okay. Thank you. Thank you, John. I really enjoyed talking with you. You've been listening to of consuming interest right here on the federal news network. My guest has been John Mora, who is the director of reliability assessment and performance analysis with the North American electric reliability corporation affectionately known as nerd. Again, John, thank you for helping to inform our listeners of things that we need to anticipate and that we also need to make our voices heard. I think that's.
Of Consuming Interest
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest
"Those systems can operate reliably. Okay, my next question is going to be to you is to how you all influence what's going on. But before we do that, let's just take a brief pause here to let our listeners know they're tuned into consuming interest. I'm surely worker. My guest is John Mora. He is the director of reliability assessment and performance analysis, and he's with the North American electric reliability corporation and we're learning about them. And honestly, John, I have to tell you, I knew that you existed somewhere off in the space somewhere, but I didn't know much about you. And this has been a very eye opening and interesting thing for me to do to learn about your organization and what you do. So now let's go back to what kind of influence do you all have in saying, wow, maybe we need to put the brakes on a little bit and do a little bit more planning and make sure we're doing things in a reasonable, timely fashion, but not rushing and causing really severe disruptions to the country. Do you all have that kind of power? I mean, I don't know, maybe you don't want to answer that. Yeah. So nerd is the electricity reliability organization in the U.S.. And so with that certification, we're able to authorize and develop and promulgate reliability standards. So certain rules of the road. It's basically the instruction manual for how to run the system. And so we can develop certain rules that make sure the system remains reliably reliable. What we can't do is require the construction of transmission or electric generation resources. That's kind of inherently a state function. And so while we are kind of the stakeholder organization working to set certain rules, we have to carefully work with all the states and all the 1800 different asset owners across North America. And I think it's easy to say, you know, be a critic and say, wow, that's a mess. No one has control, but in fact, I think it's quite brilliant because reliability and energy is really everyone's issue. And it's really important to get everyone on the same page around what the plans are, so we have confidence about our future, our investments in a reliable modern power system. So basically, if the government decides they're going to do something, they can push ahead with their planning, whether you advise against it or not. Now, I don't hear you saying that you say you shouldn't do this. I hear you saying you should do this, is that would that be a fair analysis? We're mostly policy agnostic. We don't really have a view on the policy. Okay. Thank you. When we do see policies, we're obligated to look at what the reliability impacts are. And so our assessments cover well, if you go that way, here's the types of risks and issues you might see. And if you go this way, here's the types of issues and risks you might see. Either way, you need enough time. And you need enough alignment across the federal and state governments to assure that that plan will be successful. Who are the people that you can say this, too, is it basically on the federal level or are you going to individual a stakeholders across the country? Yeah, it's an all hands. Approach. At the federal level, we need to understand the implications to the interstate transmission system. We need to understand the implications of the interstate pipeline system. And of course, at the state level, we need to make sure that the policies line up so that we can actually build these resources and assure that the customers within those states get the benefits out of the more reliable system. It's quite difficult to build a transmission line across the country, right? When you build a transmission line from Wyoming to New Jersey, we really need to be able to prove what the benefits are to every state that it crosses. And so these are really kind of the challenges that we have right now as we're going to transition to this kind of transitioning system. I read one report that said that reliability is really getting worse, much worse. There were some comparison to 20 thousand where less than 12 outages, but whereas in 2020, there were 880. Now, M the average utility customer went from 8 hours to failure para failure to 16 in 2020 within a 7 year period. Now, what are we attribute that to? You all are supposed to be doing the planning, where are you in all of this? And why did it happen? Yeah, you know, surely, that may be true. But when we look at the footprint, we look at the bulk power system. That's really the part of the system that we're responsible for the customer outages, the high customer outages are mostly on the distribution side. And so that's the local. That's a local local thing. Now, if you look at the bulk system, the bulk system has never been more reliable. We operate the system so that there's no cascading interruption. We are highly likely to not see the things we've seen in 2003 and 1965, these kind of large the reason why we're here. We're likely not to see those because of our mandatory reliability standards. However, on the horizon is really where the risk is. And so while we're doing good right now, it's really this horizon that we're most concerned about. Well, there's a lot of factors in there that you can't control, such as the drought, or perhaps we have some control over things like that. But when we're cutting out sources reliable sources of energy and relying on, for example, solar power. And wind power. Those things become a lot more iffy in terms of whether or not mother nature is going to cooperate and give us what we need to power and cool and heat our homes and so on. How does one get around that? I mean, I know you don't you're not an organization that is you're not consumer or I don't mean to say this in a negative way, but you're not looking at the consumer. You're looking at the picture of helping the consumer. But what is the consumer supposed to do with all of this? These are, these are a little bit scary reactions where I'm sitting here in Washington, D.C., and they get so awfully.
Of Consuming Interest
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest
"The North American electric reliability corporation released an assessment for what the summer is going to look like in terms of blackouts throughout the country. And if you've lived through a blackout, you know that it can be a scary and very actually dangerous kind of thing. Now we're going to talk with John Mora, who is the director of reliability assessment and performance analysis with a nerf. We're going to call them in ERC. John, welcome to of consuming interest. This was a really rather scary report because I think you said that this was one of the grimace pictures that your organization has painted and applied for the for the stability of our electric grid. And before we get into analyzing that, I would like you to just give us a brief overview. What is your agency, your corporation? What does it do? What are you supposed to do? You're supposed to keep us protected, right? So that we don't have outages. Yeah, surely, and thank you. Yeah, thank you for the invitation to talk with you today. Yeah, I think that that's right. And certainly didn't mean to scare you, but it was certainly there to get your attention. Nerds got a long history. We conduct reliability assessments, but we also established standards, the rules for operating and planning, the largest bulk power system in the world. We cover three countries, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and we've been doing these assessments for, again, more than 50 years. And one of the points for them is to really gain attention from the policymakers and the industry leaders to take action and address the concerns we're seeing. So we work with industry. We work with the government agencies that oversee us and together. We develop plans and approaches for making sure our grid remains reliable. Okay. Now that all sounds good. But you're telling us that this is not a good picture that we've got for this coming summer, and there are a number of factors I gather that are contributing to that assessment, which includes droughts, the supply chain, a disruption to the supply chain, solar is not going to be reliable if you're in an area that's going to have a lot of force fires due to drought and drag conditions and in some cases poor management of the forest anyway, where do we go, John? I mean, you're the group that's supposed to be out there setting this up. What kind of power do you have to make changes and do you have the ability to push back to the current administration? I don't want to make this a political discussion because I don't do politics. But there is a push with this administration to do a lot of things that are cutting back on our fossil fuel supply and our natural gas supply, which same thing, I guess. What can you all do? Can you make recommendations? Do you work with lawmakers? How do you go about influencing the direction that's going on right now? A lot of people seem to feel that we're rushing to be green. I mean, there's nothing wrong with being green, but if we're going to get there, we need to do it in a rather I would think organized and carefully planned that way. And it seems to me like some of those factors are playing a part in what's going on right now with your prediction. Surely, I'm ecstatic that you've read a report clearly. So I did read it, believe me. No, you absolutely got many of the points in the factors that are really risking some of the things that we hold really valuable. The reliability of the bulk power system. And I think it's really important to know that reliability is really the benefit of years and years of planning. And so these are things that years ago we planned so that at the moment consumers flip the light switch, they have a generator out there that's powering that additional demand. It's kind of an extremely complex closed, non linear system. And so as we see the grid transforming, again, we're bringing on more renewables. We're retiring resources faster than we have. And we're really seeing some of the reliability metrics that we use to plan the system really degrade in ways we haven't seen before, like you mentioned. So really to get to your question. Well, what can we do? Well, again, because reliability is takes years and years of planning and there's not too many really solid things we can do for the upcoming summer except prepare, look at demand side options and really rely on the local utilities to give us guidance around kind of the best ways that consumers can take action and be resilient to any disruptions that they might be seeing. Beyond that, it's really about long-term solutions. We've got to build more transmission. We've got to make sure the gas system is as reliable as the electric system so that we can bridge to this new future. Okay, so and what I hear you saying is that we need to be very responsible in how we plan and how we start making changes. Some of the criticism of the current administration is that they're rushing to be green without having those plans in place. But now let's go back just a minute. We're talking about the power grid. I don't understand the power grid. I had someone tell me to say that there's no such thing as a countrywide power grid that there's little segments of grids and various and sundry areas. Can you explain to me what the power grid is? Yeah, absolutely. So there's really four different interconnections across North America. There's the Quebec interconnection. There's an eastern interconnection. There's a western interconnection and there's the Texas interconnection. And the really all kind of separate different connections, interconnections, they operate synchronously to each other, but they are isolated from each other. Many of the benefits is that we have these large systems to utilize across wide areas that helps reliability when there's weather challenges in one area. We can transport power to areas that aren't experiencing the power. However, when we're seeing large droughts, an over reliance on weather based resources that are dependent on weather, certain weather types, it is much harder to transport that power around there to serve all the load. And that's the challenge as we see in the future is that we're going to this new transformation really quickly and we really have all the firm generation that we need to make sure.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Ad council This is the Bloomberg green report The North American electric reliability corporation which oversees power grid stability issued a sobering report It says much of North America is at risk of blackouts this summer Heat drought shuttered power plants and supply chain issues are having an impact on the electric grid and demand us increasing again after two years of pandemic restrictions Climate change is partly to blame a historic drought in the west is limiting supplies of hydroelectric power and long-range forecasts say the summer could be hotter than average but the fight against climate change is also creating problems for power producers older coal fired plants are being shut down faster than they can be replaced by wind farms solar facilities and batteries Supply chain issues also come into play solar projects in the southwest and transmission lines in Texas have been delayed and cold plants still in operation are having trouble obtaining fuel because of increased exports Jeff Bellinger Bloomberg radio and JIT New Jersey institute of technology makes innovation happen The university helped biomedical engineering professor Tara Alvarez launch a startup that may revolutionize vision therapy Our startup through NG it is called ocular motor technology We create virtual reality vision therapy in a head mounted display So it's gaming and basically for sugarcoating the therapy so that children and young adolescents don't even realize they're doing therapy To accomplish this we need biomedical engineers which are here in on GIT campus a computer scientist artists people that are into story development and then we are collaborating with a lot of the large pediatric medical centers This idea of a startup culture is extremely important to not just NG IT and the national science foundation but also to the U.S. as a societal whole And JIT New Jersey institute of technology Learn more at NJ IT dot EDU He was the heart of your family.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Backed by billionaire Michael Dell setting up a blockbuster tech deal that would vault the chip maker into a highly specialized area of software Broadcom shares their down 3% VMware rallying 21.2% and Dell up by 3.2% Airbnb shutting its operations in China choosing to focus instead on outbound Chinese tourism as the country continues its aggressive approach to contained containing COVID-19 Airbnb up by four tenths of 1% And that's a Bloomberg business flash Thank you so much Charlie pellet what's had already on the east coast still spring though but the temperature is definitely climbing which is why today's Bloomberg big take is a great but worrisome read It's about how there will not be enough energy supplies to go around as sweltering heat boost power demand in the months I had putting I'm going to lay it out for you putting lives at risk There are quite a few bylines on this piece among them Noreen Malik natural gas and power markets reporter for Bloomberg news Norrie joins us on the phone from Brooklyn What I love about this piece is it takes a geographic look Around the world what's already happening and what could happen So that's where I want to start I want to start with the U.S. here And perhaps it's my U.S. bias but it was a really hot weekend And I know that air conditioners were being pushed to the max to pretty early around the country as much of the country was under a heat advisory What do we need to be concerned about here in the U.S. when it comes to energy this summer Hi Yeah so the stress on the U.S. grid is increasing It's been building for a few years and the North American electric reliability corporation which is an agency tasked with assessing how reliable our grids how do they withstand these stresses put out its most dire forecast yet or outlook at the energy transition going on and accelerating like in places like the Midwest With more renewables coming online and coal and gas plants shutting down faster there's going to be a supply crunch And you mentioned the heat It's going to ultimately come down to mother nature and how hot it is and how widespread that heat is But we've never seen two thirds of the U.S. the lower 48 states like this at risk of like potential shortfalls and potentially people without power they're not predicting outages but we should be aware of the threat out there It's interesting Last week at the global new economy form in Latin America and Panama specifically we talked about global food shortages And one of the panelists said we have this perfect storm going on that pushing us increasingly towards a looming global food crisis And I feel like it's the same story for energy and a lot of there's some similar factors certainly impacting food as well as our energy situation but it does feel like this perfect storm whether it's geopolitical or supply chain there's a lot of things at play here You're exactly right A lot of our systems a lot of our economies are already under stress consumers are facing higher costs You know going to the grocery store is a lot more expensive filling up your tank with gasoline or diesel is a lot more expensive And ultimately this is going to be another potential big risk factor not only our power bills already soaring but now you're paying more for them and then also facing blackouts And once you have blackouts or outages then cascades into bigger problems depending on how big the outages are because of companies are offline whether they're forced to or it's too expensive to run then that has an economic impact And then it impacts labor and it's one more stress factor A big one Yeah I mean I'm not trying to be glib here but it's been hundreds of years since Ben Franklin discovered electricity And what was shocking to me about reading your story is in the year of 2022 when we put people into space private private citizens into space We're having trouble just keeping the lights on around the world What is the issue here The challenge is the grid has operated the same way for basically a hundred years where you have these big power plants whether they're nuclear coal or gas just flowing power one way to homes and you're just seeing this massive transition of not only a lot of these large scale utility scale wind farms and solar farms just cropping up around the country you also have like homeowners and becoming solar providers or self generators with their rooftop solar and battery So on one hand you need a system that's more dynamic power lines into the upgraded A lot of the U.S. grid is very old And you just need some basic updates But then you also need to have two way flow of power And so that sounds like pretty easy but it takes a lot of work and given the thousands and thousands of miles of lines in just one area and the meters you need like millions of them That's a lot of upgrades needed It's interesting We talk about this recalibration certainly in the energy markets As we increasingly move towards renewables there's less investment in fossil fuels which you guys report about And so we're going to have this period that's a little uncomfortable Just got 20 seconds Also countries increasingly just worried about their domestic home front is going to make things even tighter You mean other countries like in yeah and I just talk about countries worried about making sure that they're home front right Their citizens have what they need is just going to kind of intensify the competition and in terms of competing for various energy supplies that are out there We're actually running out of time but this is a great read and it's certainly something that needs to be on everybody's radar Noreen Malik She's natural gas and power markets reporter at Bloomberg news on the phone from Brooklyn Well let's go from Brooklyn to Washington D.C. now for a check the latest world in national news with Nancy Lyons Hannah's Thanks Tim The Pentagon chief says Russia's invasion of Ukraine has galvanized countries all around the world Defense secretary Lloyd Austin noted the U.S. is now not alone in providing Ukraine with security and humanitarian aid Several countries announced new.
Cyber Security Today
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on Cyber Security Today
"That software, the provider, how they provide it. And that's the next most important thing is asking your vendors, okay, well, who do you depend on to deliver your services? So in the case of my company, we depend on Microsoft and Azure. So when customers are dealing with us, we explain how we work with Microsoft, what our relationship is, et cetera. And so they understand, okay, we'll post runs not in AWS. They're in Azure. So they have that kind of transparency. And it really is about understanding that, so that, you know, if a headline pops up about an issue with Azure, the customer, and maybe even in their contracts, they know, okay, this software that we use uses Azure, I can reach out to the vendor and say, okay, you affected by this particular issue. Okay. Finally, I want to look at a report issued Thursday by the North American electric reliability corporation, otherwise known as nurc, nurc as a body of the coordinates efforts by Canadian and American power suppliers to ensure the North American power grid can't easily be taken down by electric storms, physical or cyberattacks. This report was on lessons learned from a tabletop exercise it held last November, simulating cyber and physical attacks by an unnamed nation state. There were 3000 participants playing virtually, and they included officials not only from power companies, suppliers, but also from the governments of the United States and Canada. The two days of simulated attacks included explosions tripping generators offline, cyberattacks against industrial control systems, and physical attacks on pipelines. In some cases, participants only knew. And what they were doing was playing as if it was a real day, and then suddenly their sensors go wild. In some cases, they only knew about incidents through simulated TV reports, which, by the way, is just like in real life. There were also simulated disinformation campaigns on social media. Some important employees received vague but credible threats against themselves and their families by robocalls. This was a really tough simulation. What did you get out of this report? Well, one, I was encouraged by the language particularly that was highlighting how much Canadian participation had increased in this particular exercise. It makes me feel good that we're starting to show up and take these issues much more seriously, particularly in light of President Biden's comments that Russia was exploring a tax against critical infrastructure as part of its potential retaliations for sanctions. So I'm really glad that we're coming to the table more and more. And they made a point of calling that out in the executive summary. So that felt good. Although overall participation in the exercise was down and that was a factor of both the pandemic and people also in the midst of a heightened sense of alert so they couldn't spare all the staff that was good to see. I think the fact that the exercise kind of demonstrates the length of time that a major grid average could have and how tenuous restoration could be within even a two week time frame. I think was an eye opener and a good example of, okay, when we think about resiliency is the advice that we still give everyday Canadians and organizations about 72 hours of resiliency is that really what we should be doing or should we starting to think about longer horizons of a week or two weeks. And then finally, to exactly your point, the breadth of the scenario they crafted. Used as a variety of cyber, physical, and social aspects. And this is exactly what we would expect in the real world. And for tabletop exercises to be useful, they should be challenging and they should be realistic. And I think they did a really good job with that. One lesson that I saw in the report's conclusion was that there has to be better communications between partners and what you're talking about in the electric grid is a heck of a lot of companies because there are a natural gas suppliers, there are companies that actually do the generation. There are, in some cases, the companies that do generating the power are separate from those that distribute the power, their regulators, their governments, that's one of the whole points of a tabletop test is do you have an incident response plan, is there good communications not only between people within a company but also with the people outside the company who you deal with? Absolutely. And the goal of these exercises isn't to do high 5s and congratulations, we pass the exercise, it's to work the scenario to find those kinks in those problems. And you're like, oh, okay, well, we would refer to our instant response plan. Where's your instant response plan? It's in our SharePoint. Your SharePoint is not accessible. Oh, maybe we should have another place where we can get our incident response plan. Great. Lesson learned, incident response plan in physical copy form might be a good thing in the office in the event of a complete disruption of our infrastructure. For example, the interesting things that we think about an attack against the grid and probably one of the evolutions of the scenario that I think about a lot because you highlighted that a lot of the participants were learning through these media briefs, these little simulated newscasts is, you know, if I was going this big on the North American grid, I'd go after the media companies, and we've seen that before, going after media companies with the hack of a major French television network, but the Russian government. So it's entirely possible to bring down the media and then slow that incident response if we rely on reporting to help bring the kind of fog of war into some kind of clarity. One of the things that the report said was in the simulation. So it was a two day simulation. And part of it was to see what could be restored and how fast there was a plunge in power supply after three hours. After two days, about 50% of that capacity had been restored, but the report also says going farther out two weeks out. Full power had still not been restored to pre attack levels, which sort of gives you an idea. If there is a nation state that launches an attack, it can cause serious damage and organizations still aren't ready for that, although I supposed to be fair. I mean, if somebody's lobbying a hand grenade at an electrical power generator, it sort of won't be easy to find generators to immediately plug in..
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"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"With them came statewide electric outages There was a moment when Texas got to within four minutes and 37 seconds before the power completely collapsed It would have taken weeks to restore Texas refuses to share electricity with other states so it can avoid federal regulations so even if it suffers mass outages that's just too bad for the lone star state We have never seen anything on the scale of what we saw in February Jim rob is the CEO of the North American electric reliability corporation It oversees the security and dependability of the country's bulk power system For years rob and other experts have been urging Texas to change its laws so the states numerous power industries with venerable outdoor equipment are held accountable Here's rob First of all is that the power plants in general were not weatherized to the extent necessary to withstand the extreme temperatures that they were operating under That was most dramatic for the natural gas but it was true of wind wind turbines were frozen the nuclear plant had instrumentation issues coal plants had frozen coal piles but it was natural gas that failed on such a dramatic scale When it comes to regulation from the Texas legislature the states oil natural gas coal the power industry has long in successfully resisted A decade ago when the Super Bowl was being played in the cowboys new stadium there was a winter storm disaster then too The count was 241 failed power plants 4 million Texans in the dark and untold thousands of frustrated annoyed steelers and packers fans in response the federal government's energy authorities wrote a serious paper explaining what Texas needed to do Here's the chairman of the federal energy regulatory commission rich glick And somehow after the report was issued nothing happened And so this time I think we need to learn from that experience and say no we can't just rely on voluntary guide and assume that these electric generating supplies are going to winterize on their own We need to require that But in the lone star state Peter Lake the chairman of the public utility commission of Texas sees improvement The most important thing in the bottom line is we are in vastly better shape This winter than we were last winter The commission is set up some new rules that requires the power companies to use their best efforts to improve their equipment to have a better shot of enduring meaningful temperature drops Here's Peter Lake again Well as you know there are no guarantees of Texas weather but over the last 6 or 7 months we've made more substantial reforms in a short amount of time than any other grid in America Nevertheless if we imagine another unusually powerful Arctic front blasting down out of Canada straight into Texas in 8 weeks its predicted millions can still lose their power again Theoretically hopefully that's not what happens two years in a row Would be nice to be able to turn the heater on though if it does wait.
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"Houston i met. Harrop harris county public health department says the region's cove in nineteen testing. Positivity rate is now at nine percent and it's been doubling every two weeks this month. Dr gina white says they're seeing uncontrolled spread and ongoing transmission of the virus which is leading to a rise in hospitalizations vaccinated individuals who are really shifting the healthcare system. And what we really trying to get the public to understand is that you know information might be the reason that's keeping us from getting on top of this virus white. Says i see you. Capacity in our region is doubling every five weeks. This happening is the new school. Year is only a few weeks away now and houston area. Districts are still trying to decipher state guidance. On covert nineteen protocols as camilo hannibal smith reports. One area of confusion is what districts can do when a student test positive governor greg. Abbott has reiterated that he won't be bringing back a mask mandate and public schools aren't allowed to require them but rules for how each school district handles cove nineteen cases are still being formulated. for instance. Last week conroy. St said state guidance would prevent the district from sending covert positive students home to quarantine. The district did an about-face a few days later. The texas teacher's union president zef capito says guidance given to schools needs to be reassessed and more control should be given to local districts it with the help to bury showing up in texas the way that it has. Now we're one of three dates with tide numbers that we really need to revisit. Our current policies campuses says the situation for schools is confusing because of mixed messages being sent out by health and political leaders and the clock is running on getting the right answers. Many districts start school in about two weeks. I'm camilo hannibal smith in houston. The attorney for shawn watson says ten women have now filed criminal complaints against the texans quarterback rusty hardin told. Espn that eight of the women are among those who filed suit against watson saying he engaged in inappropriate behavior during massage sessions. Watson did report to the texans training camp on sunday. And this heat we've been experiencing recently most likely here to stay and it's expected to bring texas close to a new electricity use record k. Ut's most shell reports on how this may affect our electric grid when demand for electricity outstripped supply that spells trouble for the grid. It's just that type of imbalance that prompted the state's grid operator urquhot to call for energy conservation twice since february's deadly blackouts in a recent press conference state. Regulators said people might expect more of those conservation requests as officials work to overhaul the texas energy system but they also believe there's enough energy available to avoid blackouts this summer. Some analysts have raised concerns about the potential for more trouble as texas hits triple digits in may report. The north american electric reliability corporation said texas was among the places at elevated risk for summer blackouts. I mo shell in austin projected high of ninety five today humidity can make it feel like one. Oh five though. I'm met hairdos. Eighty eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include progressive insurance. Where drivers can compare..
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"Know, certainly sold her. The last few days have been pretty good. And and but These plants, the gas fired plants, the cold plants, the nukes. They provide the base load. They provide the the safety margin that we need to keep in mind also with the the forecast that they did in May They pointed out that the maximum thermal they could count on The legacy plants. If you will, let's 60 a little little under 65,000 megawatts. We've exceeded that already this week, right? So, so we're in a situation where we have to rely on wind and solar making up the difference. And that's if everything works well. Keep in mind for eight of the last 10 years. The revenues have not been enough to cover the cost for generation plants. Nobody's been wanting to invest. In fact, lots of plants have left the market. You know, the earlier segment was talking about the border wall. You know, we've had plants leave ERCOT and provide electricity to Mexico. You know, I'm not sure anybody from Mexico wants to come up. We have a bad grid as it is. We? We had a number of large coal plants close this past year the as the base load to roads as as this generation companies cannot make money, you know, it's simple economics. They're not going to build any new facilities to just to keep the price down and not get it ready to return. It's one thing to make the case that extended freezing temperatures in February, which may only happen around here once in a decade. That we couldn't be necessarily really be ready for something like that, though I would think we should be ready for that possibility because it happened a decade ago, and we said we'd never let it happen again, then. But it's yet another thing to say the first days of upper nineties temperatures leading to greater demand with some flagging supply. How could we be in this situation in Texas? Where we expect this summer heat. Every year. Maybe not this early, but still again. It's the basic economics. If these generation plants cannot earn a return for their investors, they're not going to maintain the plants. Now the electricity only market that we're in these generating companies only make money when they're turning electricity into the grid. Yeah, you know, think of the Astros if the Astros were paid on an electricity only basis only those 10 guys on the field tonight, give or take a relief pitcher would be making a check the rest of the guys on the bench or not making any money. And if that goes on your in your out eventually they will leave the game. They won't be here and that's what the generation plants have been doing here. You know, the February manifestation, the April 13 manifestation of the type market. Um, this one Yeah, You know, it's all the same. These plants don't have an incentive to winterize weatherize. And, uh, if we look say to El Paso, which is outside of our cut, which is in a regulated environment, their plants are winterized weatherize because inter regulated environment Those companies are compensated for building for reliability for building to be there when we need them, and here in Texas, they haven't been and and you know, it's it's a perverse situation. For the consumer because If these plants don't come online, they absolutely guarantee higher prices for those that are online. So if if we have the Craig and Ed generation company and we have, say 10 operating units And we'll have all 10 ready in August. We know that but but for 11 months out of the year, maybe three of those guys are offline and we get a weather alert. You know that It's going to be hot next week or it's going to be cold. Craig. Let's make sure we bring those other three units online so that we can guarantee low prices or Maybe we don't and we can guarantee higher prices for the seven units that we have operated. This is game theory. Uh, everybody, I'm sure has seen a beautiful mind. John Nash, the game theorist, Nobel Prize winner. Now. This is something we teach in economics. This is this is this is something that was taught to everybody in 4000 and one in California. Enron? Yeah. Out of Houston Talk California exactly how to game of market and and that led, of course to the recall election of Gray Davis is governor and the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Unfortunately, California still doesn't quite have its market, right. But Texas never learned from that. You bring up this sort of lack of incentive for power generators. We spoke during the freeze about how er cut is essentially the traffic cop for our energy infrastructure, but not really responsible for that generation. It does seem like a broken record that we discussed this over and over. But it does seem like one of the big parts of the problem here in Texas, is that you have state lawmakers, the public utility commission, ERCOT power plants, scores of energy suppliers, all these different entities taking part in little pieces in the production and distribution of electricity, But none it would seem in the end responsible for ensuring That we have adequate supply to meet even predictable demand. So what is the answer? This is really serious. This is a matter of life and death. Even under the state's own record keeping over 150 Texans died directly due to the Bacal in February. You know, and many more are exposed right now. The air cock grid is essentially a serial killer. Uh and there is no accountability. No one has stepped up to take responsibility. You know, Senator Kelly Hancock stated that you know what we found a bunch of conflicts of interest and we cleaned house. But there's been no reporting what those conflicts of interest were and how that's going to solve the situation going forward. This. This is just a nightmare. Going forward. We need to rebuild the entire ERCOT market tying into the national grid. That's not possible. Number one. We're not up to the level of the national grid, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Would have to impose all sorts of new restriction constrictions and and enhancements for our grid. But, you know, quite honestly, why can't we fix it? This is Texas. Where the energy capital of the United States Energy capital of the world, We know this better than anyone else. And we have the weakest grid. Uh, you know, across the US and and weaker than many nations, many developing nations. So does this then still fall to the same state lawmakers that didn't do very much about this during this past session. Yes, I I refer to SP two and SP three is Patty cake bills? Um, you know, amorphous, you know, not really. Mandating anything except, well, You should win a rise. And if you don't, we'll find you a million dollars. Uh, a million dollar fine when there's a potential for making 10 to $100 million on the On the revenue jump is is peanuts. You have to look back at Where things have have developed over the last eight or 9 10 years. Everybody ignored the lessons of 2011. Yeah, there were hearings. There were. There was a 350 odd page report from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation detailing everything. That should have been done to get the Texas grid ready for another problem, and no one did anything governor pairing the Legislature. They ignored it and This. This is a really serious problem. You know, with the existence of that report with the experience of 2011, you know there could be manslaughter charges, if if District attorneys could find the right people to charge. Um And yet nothing. Nothing was done. And then we contrast this with the study of the Wall Street Journal did. Um, And they found that Texans have spent $28 billion more in the ERCOT market for electricity, Then they would have In an old fashioned regulated market. So where did that $28 billion ago? Apparently, it didn't go to the generators. To winterize whether eyes and be reliable. You know, maybe there's a clue in the in the fact that among the first people to testify in Austin was the ice futures US. The Intercontinental Exchange, the commodities brokers. They were in their lecturing the legislators on what to do and why is a commodities exchange out of New York? Telling Texans how Make electricity and deliver it to consumers..
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"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Mean the bottom line is You gotta have a little foresight about these kind of things. Now we're being told that we are at elevated risk of energy shortages this summer. This is a national report. Texas bracing for a brutally hot summer in a record breaking demand for energy. The new report comes from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. That would be nervous to you and me. They're outlining two main concerns about the power grid here in Texas Electricity Reserve margins are down so generation may not be able to keep up with the growth and demand. The second concern is we rely heavily on wind and solar power for energy, which may not be enough to sustain the system. Gee, what a shock. Can't imagine. Fantasy power source won't sustain the system. So the problem with all of this comes down to something that seems pretty simple. And I have been looking for somebody who can talk to me about this because I want to find out more information. State of Texas. We have pretty much our own power grid here. We're very proud of our energy independence were used to be the state where energy came from. And now we look like California. We can't keep the lights on where goodness in February was like we're Baghdad. All over the state of Texas. And why is that? Because, well, we decided we didn't think it was going to get too.
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on WTVN
"The laws of the United States. President Trump and I've spoken many times. Since we left office, and I don't know if we'll ever see eye to eye on that day. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years. That will be interesting to see what happens. I think a lot of people wanted to know well, what's pence going to do next? He's going to say quiet going to Private practice. He does have a large gray it'll. It'll be interesting to see what happens. Federal energy regulators have issued troubling predictions about the availability of electricity this summer. They found that there are some regions regions of North America who will be vulnerable to shortfalls. And here's the state's New England, Texas, parts of the West and Mid America or at an elevated risk of energy emergencies. California is pretty obvious that's a high risk. But the North American Electric Reliability Corporation didn't know there was such thing. Sites supply problems, as well as significant drought to fire risk and a forecast for above normal temperatures as a recipe for potential stress at this point By the way, the world's largest producer, JBs says all of its plants are backed up and running back up and running after that large cyber attack this week. Um I haven't seen too much of a of a direct hit when it comes to A spike in prices. On meet, Uh, but I would with the demand for grilling this summer. You have to wonder. I think it's still too early. Maybe to tell with that Facebook announcing, Or at least they're planning to announce today We'll wait for this announcement to be official. It will no longer automatically give politicians a hall pass. When they break the company's hate speech rules, which is a major reversal after years of criticism that it was two differential, too powerful figures during the Trump presidency. But since the 2016 election, the company has applied to tested political speech that weighs the newsworthy it as of the content against, you know things that will cause harm. I've always found it interesting that we have big tech that is making those decisions like we need fact checkers on Big Tech. I think 28 21 traffic and weather together.
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"Or six on your wake up, call K f. I am 6 40 live everywhere on the I heart radio app. Jim Ryan. I was hoping you'd bring us some good news this morning. So would I. What's the deal? You know, we come out of covid. And you're supposed to be our bright, sunny spot, And instead you might bring us a blackout. Good, gracious, bright sunny. That's part of the problem here. Expectations that it's going to be an above normal temperature summer. That's according to the North American, the Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That's the expectation and with that comes this greater risk. Of potential power issues. California is an especially bad shape in that regard. Jennifer looking at the map right now that the the federal regulators have put out the issue this report every year, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation sizing up the power needs versus the power demands that are anticipated. Especially looking at those peak hours in the afternoon, and especially during the late summer, when things are especially dried out, and in fact California is at higher risk than the rest of the country. Really, in terms of it's a threat to the power system, and that is, you know, and reliability. You add it all up and what what That means, potentially, is that wildfire season approaches, the temperature warms up. The rain dries up, and unfortunately there is that possibility for brownouts or even blackouts. Yeah, and it's you know what I I understand that some of these utility companies, especially especially if you're not PG and E, but you've watched what's happened with P Genie and the power lines and things like that. And you think to yourself. I don't want to be PG knee. So if we've got a wildfire headed our way, let's just shut it down and try and keep everybody safe. However, if it's a, you know, a day that's 100 degrees or so you're putting some people's health at risk because to leave them in a home, that's that hot with no air or no fans or that sort of thing. Then you also run the risk of hurting people. Well, absolutely. And I think the only way that you can really prepared for this as an individual. I mean governments have a role to play big companies and And they're huge operations can do something, but so can individual ratepayers. People who have homes and businesses can regulate their temperatures. Now make sure that they aren't running the air conditioning too much or too cold. To try to, you know, collectively says, save the grid in some way to try to to to cut demand. It's not the only way that the people in a large or small scale can have any impact on this at all. Absolutely, and I know that how do I put it? That's what we should all be doing. But I don't know that a lot of us are thinking about that. You're not thinking that far ahead and you're not thinking that Collectively, what you're doing is actually helping your neighbor. I know I felt so honestly, I had, like, um, I don't even know what you would call it. Blackout guilt, because three blocks away from me is the grid where usually if there's any fire danger, that's the part that they take offline yet you go to my house three blocks away, and lights are on airs going that sort of thing. And you, You don't really think about how your usage is impacting the neighborhood and your neighbors in Grocery stores right there in your area. Yeah, well, that's it's all about to supply and demand. It's about how much energy has been reserved. How much can be pumped into the grid and how much you and I are running our air conditioning or our our refrigerators or whatever appliances it might be. But you're right. I know exactly what you mean when in February when all the lights went out in Texas and million people, millions were without electricity. My house was still on because we're right next door to a hospital. Oh. Oh, sure. Of course you guys can't go down, right? Right. They kind of had to family. They have generators that run over there. There are a couple of healthcare facilities here. But you know, we were just this geographic serendipity, I guess. Yeah, exactly. But do you do you feel a little bit guilty, though, Like, oh, my gosh, I'm so sorry. Okay. But then, on the flip side, you mentioned generators and my folks live up in the sticks in Northern California and because they are in an area that's High fire danger. I know that they're one of the ones that PG and E had talked about bringing the generators into their area. And if they were going to shut down the the power that sort of thing they were looking into getting those people those communities, the generators. Right? Well, yeah. I mean, if you want to protect yourself, you can always buy a generator on your own. California is interesting because it uses a pretty good mix of different sources of electricity. If you look at a place like New York, and I'm looking at them right now. About half of their power comes from biomass, natural gas and petroleum. These sorts of things Cole is this fairly small part of that. California has a much broader mix that and it does include a lot more wind energy, solar energy. With that, though, comes the the unreliability of the days when there isn't a lot of wind or at night when you don't have the sun generating electricity, So with that comes some good and some bad. Reliability on a normal day, but a little less reliability during peak hours in the summer. Absolutely, Jim, thank you so much. I appreciate it. Have a great weekend. Thanks. See you later. ABC is Jim Ryan. But it's uh It's really hard. Do you think when your house is hot and you go and you turn down the air conditioner? Are you thinking? Oh, hey, I'm pulling extra power off the grid. No, you're thinking I'm trying to call my house down. So it's I know that that's what they want us to think and I know that's what we should.
"north american electric reliability corporation" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"W. North bound and South bound between spurred to 80 highways to 87 2, 87, Decatur, Cut off and now in house from the W B A P Weather desk Here's meteorologist. Rad Barton. All right. Thank you. Don. We're gonna be here throughout the night to watch the snow Is it moves in and possibly moves out early tomorrow morning. We are seeing some snow across the area right now. Some flurries east Dallas County up to rock wall along I 30. Some flurries, actually, right on top of DFW Airport looks like And then back to the Northwest. Little bit more pretty good little snow back toward the dent in Decatur buoy up in Montana County and around Gainesville. Little heavier snow up in Oklahoma, But at any rate, we are starting to see at least flurries in this area. And at this point were the weather service and also the storm Prediction Center up in Oklahoma. There watching this pretty pretty carefully. There will apparently be some real heavy snow up in Oklahoma. And there could be a few heavier bands here, but probably no more than one inch per hour. That's still pretty good snow, so we'll continue watch that as it moves on through our low by morning, we'll be 15 to 20 degrees, but whole lot better and one below zero. And then tomorrow is no should be ending. I'd say, probably mid morning if not sooner. High of 26 lows 16 to 20 wins out of northeast 10 to 20 so pretty good wind chills. Thursday Partly cloudy and 29 finally above freezing on Friday. Let me update the current conditions around here is well, like, Get those four. Hold on. Everything's run a little bit slow here tonight, including me. 17 DFW Airport 19 at Dallas Love. Denton did not report McKinney is 18. Arlington is 20. So we're in the upper teens generally to a 20 degrees across the area. Wind chills are barely Above zero and again snow moving in for the next several hours. Live from the W B A T Weather center. I'm Brad Martin. Thank you, Brad. Federal regulators say they're launching an inquiry into the operations of the bulk power system during the severe winter storm that left millions without power in sub freezing temperatures here in Texas and in other states, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation announced this inquiry today. Officials say the immediate emphasis.