SERC is divided into five diverse reporting areas that are identified as SERC-E (VACAR-South), SERC-N (TVA), SERC-SE (Southeastern), PJM, MISO-S, and MISO-N. This seasonal outlook provides an independent assessment of the reliability of bulk electricity supply and demand in those reporting areas between December 2016 and February 2017.
Key findings of the assessment include:
- Reserve Margins – For all assessment areas, sufficient generation resources are in place to meet the anticipated seasonal peak demand.
- Winter Preparedness – Entities throughout the SERC footprint continue to place a heavy emphasis on winter preparedness.
- The region does not currently expect any adverse impacts to reliability for the upcoming winter season.