The SERC region will experience a solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Although entities within the eclipse trajectory do not expect adverse impacts during the event, SERC suggests the following considerations.
Capture in real time the actual effects of the sudden loss of solar capacity in affected entity footprints. This may include:
- Evaluating how load changes
- Determining if ramping issues are experienced
- Assessing accuracy of entity assumptions regarding sudden loss of solar
The simplest form of mitigation is to replace solar with another form of generation during the short eclipse.