Market focus on summer reliability after outages

Power lines

Reserve margins across North America’s regional power systems are expected to be sufficient to cope with increased demand during the peak summer period, according to the latest forecasts.

The 2011 Summer Reliability Assessment released this week by bulk power system regulatory authority the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (Nerc) says generation and transmission resources will be fit to meet projected North American demand this summer. Nerc has forecast demand will increase by aro