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Coal Q&A Webcast

Reliability, Risk and the Changing
Power Sector Resource Mix

Thomas Coleman
Director, Risk Issues Management
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)


Thursday, July 25, 2019 ~ 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time


There are significant implications from the changing mix of U.S. power generating assets:

  • Changes from larger to smaller units
  • Changes from dispatchable resources to more “stochastic” resources
  • Changes to fuel mix – less use of coal/solid fuels and more gas and/or weather dependent fuel

As the entity charged with assuring the effective and efficient reduction of risks to the reliability and security of the grid, NERC performs a variety of assessments. These include Long-Tern Reliability Assessments, Winter and Summer Reliability Assessments, and Special Reliability Assessments.

This webinar will focus on NERC’s 2019 Summer Reliability Assessment and the recent Special Reliability Assessment which analyzed a Generation Retirement Scenario highlighting the potential regional impacts of accelerated retirements of existing generating.

What steps is NERC recommending to protect system reliability and resilience? To protect fuel diversity and security?

Join us for this ACC Coal Q&A webinar with Thomas Coleman.


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There is no charge for members of the American Coal Council, but pre-registration is required.
Non-members may register for a fee of $50.


The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is a not-for-profit international regulatory authority whose mission is to assure the effective and efficient reduction of risks to the reliability and security of the grid. NERC is the electric reliability organization (ERO) for North America, subject to oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and governmental authorities in Canada. NERC's jurisdiction includes users, owners, and operators of the bulk power system, which serves more than 334 million people.

The American Coal Council’s Coal Q&A Program provides a forum to address critical issues affecting the U.S. coal industry ~ including coal producers, consumers and transporters.  Each program begins with a topic briefing by a leading industry analyst or representative, followed by a Q&A session.