The World Has Changed. The West Has Changed. Our Approaches Must Change.
- Jan 25, 2022 6:50 pm GMT
This item is part of the Power Industry 2022 Trends & Predictions - January 2022 SPECIAL ISSUE, click here for more
Throughout the West’s diverse energy resource portfolio, in recent years there has been a shift away from large baseload resources (e.g., coal, nuclear) toward more renewable and largely variable resources. This transition requires new methods of resource planning. In response, the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) developed a probabilistic tool for performing resource adequacy assessments and an interconnection-wide assessment of resource adequacy over the next 10 years, called the Western Assessment of Resource Adequacy, or Western Assessment.
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