Members of the SERC Reliability Assessment (RA) team contribute to and support several reliability data collection efforts and assessments at both the regional and North American (NERC) levels.
The RA team supports the SERC Reliability Review Subcommittee (RRS) in the creation of the Annual Report to the SERC Engineering Committee, which assesses the SERC Region’s resource adequacy and transmission system performance to verify the future reliability of the Region. The RA team also participates in the creation of the NERC Seasonal, Long-Term, and Probabilistic Assessments, as well as any special assessments and reliability data gathering efforts that NERC undertakes.
In addition to NERC Reliability Assessments, studies created from power flow and dynamic modeling are supported by the RA team and the SERC Planning Coordination Subcommittee. The Reliability Review Subcommittee utilizes this data for the NERC Summer, Winter, and Long-Term Reliability Assessments. SERC study groups produce a near term winter, summer, and long term summer seasonal forecast based on additions and retirements of bulk electric system facilities within the SERC reliability footprint.
Annual FERC 715 Data Submittal
Each transmitting utility that operates integrated transmission system facilities that are rated at or above 100 kilovolts (kV), must annually submit the Form No. 715 - Annual Transmission Planning and Evaluation Report - to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. As a FERC-approved Regional Entity, SERC files the most current information for Parts 2, 5, and 6 of the Commission's annual FERC Form 715 request on behalf of its members and Registered Entities. The cover letter for this annual submittal is provided here.