The US Independent Central System Operator (MISO) said in a summer readiness seminar that it would probably need to import more non-branded energy and / or need additional energy resources to meet peak demand in the summer of 2022. -higher than normal temperatures are predicted throughout the MISO footprint.

The summer weather forecast is based on various forecasts from suppliers as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). MISO said the summer peak load forecast is 124 GW, but the region has only about 119 GW of planned regular available production.

The seasonal assessment is in line with the clean resources identified in the 2022-2023 Resource Planning tender, which shows a lack of capacity in both the northern and central regions of MISO and leaves these areas at increased risk of temporary, controlled interruptions to maintain the integrity of the bulk electrical system, ”said JT Smith, CEO – Marketing Operations at MISO during the April 28 seminar.

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The preparation of MISO for the summer season includes training and conducting exercises with member companies to prepare for the worst case scenarios and to apply the lessons learned and best practices. During real-time operations, unplanned outages and other variables may require additional actions to maintain network reliability.

“We are closely following the many challenges that the summer season can bring and coordinating with our members and other situational awareness network operators,” said Jessica Lucas, Executive Director of MISO System Operations. “Our members provide us with details to determine our operational needs, and we expect strict working conditions this summer based on their insights.

MISO’s response to the reliability imperative is focused on implementing the necessary changes to address the identified risks, as the region’s fleet of generating resources continues to evolve in ways that create new systemic needs that need to be addressed. These challenges are driven by factors such as public utilities policy and government carbon reduction policies.

See for more information Presentation materials for the summer workshop for readiness for 2022.

This article was originally published on Power Grid International.

MISO worries about meeting electric power demand this summer

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