Highlights FERC holds first technical conference on climate change Panelists call for greater integration of climate projections Resource adequacy and grid planning approaches of today will not suffice in meeting future resilience needs brought on by extreme weather and the changing climate, power sector experts said June 1, as they advocated for a greater emphasis on climate vulnerability assessments and down-scaled probabilistic models. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “Climate change really presents a fundamentally different problem than electric utilities and others in the industry have had to deal with in the past,” Romany Webb, a senior fellow at Columbia University’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, said during a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference. Unlike extreme weather challenges faced previously, climate change presents “cascading, compounding, synergistic risks,” and will thus require a rethinking of old planning approaches and development of new […]