Reliability

California grid operator urges customers to cut back power usage

Source: 
KRON

Hot weather has prompted the California Independent System Operator to issue a Flex Alert for the first time in two years, calling on electricity customers to cut back on their power usage, KRON reports.

Quebec man arrested after causing power outage

Source: 
E&E

Quebec authorities this month arrested a 53-year-old man and charged him in connection with a power outage last December that they say was caused by his dropping objects on transmission lines from a plane, E&E reports.

Power companies joining to stockpile key parts

Source: 
E&E

Eight electric power and energy companies – including Duke Energy, Exelon Corp., and Southern Co. – say they are forming an independent group, Grid Assurance, which will buy and stockpile critical grid components, such as transformers and circuit breakers, to be made available in the event of major failures in the transmission network, E&E reports.

Rebel attack in Colombia leaves 300,000 in the dark

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials are blaming rebels for an attack on the country's energy infrastructure that left hundreds of thousands of people without power.

President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia had blown up an energy pylon and blacked out much of the southern region of Caqueta Wednesday night.

FERC approves plan from PJM for performance pay model

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a plan by PJM Interconnection to pay energy companies more to put power on the grid when it is needed most, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Rolling blackouts possible in Rio Grande Valley: ERCOT

Source: 
KGBT-TV

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley to cut their electricity consumption, particularly in the evening hours, or risk rolling blackouts, KGBT-TV reports.

Summer electricity capacity sufficient in NY, says system operator

Source: 
Platts

The New York Independent System Operator has enough capacity to handle peak summer loads this year, a top NYISO official said at its management committee meeting, Platts reports.

FERC announces $16M settlement over Western blackout

Source: 
The Hill

The Western Energy Coordinating Council has agreed to pay a $16 million penalty to FERC for its role in a 2011 power outage that left more than 5 million people in California, Arizona and Mexico without electricity, The Hill reports.

Duke to install batteries on Ohio site of retired coal plant

Source: 
Dayton Daily News

An energy storage system based on batteries will be installed by Duke Energy at the site of a retired coal-fired plant in New Richmond, Ohio, to help regulate grid frequency for PJM Interconnection, the Dayton Daily News reports.

Guam utility works to restore power, water to residents

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — About 4,500 Guam residents are without water following the wind, rain and waves brought on by Typhoon Dolphin.

The Pacific Daily News reports Guam's water authority is working to restore services by Friday, and the island's power provider expects to bring the 2,000 customers that make up 4 percent of its total users back online by Tuesday night.

Pages

Subscribe to Reliability