Increasing Electricity System Fragility in the UK

From The GWPF Date: 04/03/19 Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor The UK’s electricity network is likely to become significantly weaker within five years, due to falling Short Circuit Levels that reduce the reliability of protection systems designed to limit the geographical extent of supply loss during a fault, and also make it more likely…

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Coal Advocates Warn The US Grid Is Growing More Vulnerable

From The Daily Caller Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) released a white paper Wednesday warning of the U.S. electric grid’s growing instability as coal plants are phased out. The coal industry has suffered years of decline and coal plants in the U.S. are struggling to stay open.…

Regulators Confirm Trump’s Concern: Coal And Nuclear Closures Could Lead To Power Outages

From The Daily Caller 6:34 PM 12/18/2018 | Energy Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator A stress test conducted by the regulatory authority that oversees North America’s electric grid lends credibility to the Trump administration’s warnings that rampant coal and nuclear plant closures could result in power outages. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) —…