ATC Released their 10 Year System Assessment. In a nutshell; Coal down, Renewables way up, Aging Infrastructure and Extreme Weather Still Concerning.
- Oct 31, 2019 10:53 am GMT
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The summary in general seems to be typical across the U.S. transmission industry.
Excerpts from the Summary Report below.
"The generation mix is evolving from traditional fuels like nuclear, coal and natural gas to a growing reliance on sources of green energy including wind and solar. In fact, we have seen over 1,500 megawatts of coal generation retire in our footprint since the beginning of 2018; and we are studying proposals to connect over 5,800 MW of solar generation and almost 1,000 MW of wind generation."
"The combination of aging infrastructure and extreme weather can compromise the reliable, efficient operation of the existing transmission system."
The whole assessment can be found here.