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DW Keefer is a Denver-based energy journalist who writes extensively for national and international publications on all forms of electric power generation, utility regulation, business models...

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The paper highlights the following attributes of planning for resource adequacy in an environment of increasing numbers of extreme events:

  • Supply disruptions that are common mode events caused by weather, cyber / physical attacks, natural gas constraints or combinations of factors.
  • The occurrence of an event (zero/one), consideration of its physical impacts (the amount of unserved energy, breadth of customer base impacted, and duration) and its economic costs to consumers.
  • The need for the definition of probabilistic metrics and methodologies that over time can be used to incorporate consideration of common mode and high impact supply disruptions.

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