NYISO: Reliability Concerns Raised Last Year Resolved
Returning and repowered generation resources and newly announced transmission upgrades appear to have alleviated NYISO’s concerns about system reliability over the next 10 years.
The NYISO Management Committee on Wednesday accepted staff’s Comprehensive Reliability Plan, which is the penultimate step in the 2014 Reliability Needs Assessment. The plan now moves on to the NYISO Board of Directors, which is expected to take action in July.
The report said that fears of generation shortages and transmission constraints raised last year appear to have been resolved over the past nine months. (See NYISO Sees Capacity Crunch by 2019; Tx Problems in 2015.)
It cites nearly 2,000 MW of generation capacity returning to service by 2016, including the mothballed 493-MW Danskammer Generating Station in Newburgh, which restarted in December after converting to natural gas, and the 435-MW Dunkirk plant near Buffalo, which is set to return in 2016 after a similar repowering.