06/19/2019 | Press release | Archived content
ATLANTA - The electricity industry is undergoing significant change, which presents both new challenges and opportunities for the reliability and security of the bulk power system. While ongoing performance measures show positive trends in generation, transmission, and protection and control performance, NERC's 2019 State of Reliability encourages continued vigilance as the evolving resource mix and cyber and physical security threats continue to present critical challenges.
This year's assessment identified seven key findings, with extreme weather events being identified as the leading contributors to transmission, generation and load loss. Weather was responsible for the two category 3 bulk power system events across the Electric Reliability Organization Enterprise's footprint in 2018, the report finds.