Coal, nuclear plants are vulnerable to disasters Solar storms are a serious concern Saratoga Springs, New York — As Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, knocking out power to over half a million people, experts discussed some of the challenges associated with strengthening US power grid resilience at the Independent Power Producers of New York’s fall conference in Saratoga Springs. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The US Department of Energy issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in September 2017 that instructed the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider a rule to prevent retirement of power plants that can store 90 days of fuel onsite to maintain reliability. FERC unanimously rejected the proposal in January. Then in May, a draft memo was leaked that revealed DOE’s potential plans to use its powers under Section 202(c) of the Federal […]

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