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Title: How Grid Operators Are Managing a Changing Electricity Landscape
Post by: News Team on Oct 03, 2017, 09:00
How Grid Operators Are Managing a Changing Electricity Landscape

It is no secret that the nation’s energy landscape is in flux. Several factors—including a glut of natural gas, lower growth in energy demand, an increasing push toward cleaner energy policies and market inefficiencies that are not properly valuing all the attributes of different energy sources—are converging to put unprecedented pressure not only on electricity generators but also on the grid operators that manage the transmission and delivery of electricity. One of the effects of these changes is the recent premature shutdown for economic reasons of several otherwise well-performing nuclear power plants in regions with competitive electricity markets and the continued risk of the shutdown of several more.

Source: How Grid Operators Are Managing a Changing Electricity Landscape (https://www.nei.org/News-Media/News/News-Archives/2017/How-Grid-Operators-Are-Managing-a-Changing-Electri?feed=News)