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NERC Releases 2011 Summer Reliability Assessment

The 2011 Summer Reliability Assessment provides an independent assessment of the reliability of the bulk electricity supply and demand in North America for the period June 2011 through September 2011 (Table B). The report specifically provides a high]level reliability assessment of 2011 summer resource adequacy and operating reliability, an overview of projected electricity demand and supply changes, and Regionally focused self]assessments.

The primary objective in providing this assessment is to identify areas of concern regarding the reliability of the North American bulk power system and to make recommendations for remedial actions as needed. The assessment process enables bulk power system users, owners, and operators to systematically document their operational preparations for the coming season and exchange vital system reliability information. In addition, NERC does not make any projections or draw any conclusions regarding projected electricity prices or the efficiency of electricity markets....

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