Results in for EIPC gas-electric study

Results are now posted for the final review on the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC)’s in-depth look at gas-electric infrastructure across a half-dozen regions.

For several years, EIPC has been conducting the Gas-Electric System Interface Study, a broad-based, transparent collaborative process for developing future policy on transmission analysis.

The study region consisted of IESO of Ontario, ISO-NE, MISO, NYISO, PJM, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

This month’s Inside Lines Executive Column by Craig Glazer, vice president – Federal Government Policy, looks at the some of the impacts of the study.

At the MC Informational Webinar on Monday, June 22, Richard Levitan of Levitan Associates, which conducted the study, took stakeholders through a detailed presentation of the study, now in its final stages.

The project had four target areas of analysis of natural gas-electric system interfaces:

  • character of service
  • gas infrastructure adequacy analysis
  • contingency analysis
  • and fuel assurance

The Target 1 analysis described the natural gas system infrastructure, operations, and commercial services across the study region, including operational arrangements among interstate/interprovincial pipelines, storage facilities, and local distribution company systems.

The Target 2 analysis evaluated the adequacy of the interstate gas pipeline network to meet the coincident peak demands of customers and gas-capable generators across the study region.

The Target 3 analysis quantified the results of the study’s assumptions on gas or electric contingencies under various scenarios for both winter and summer peak day conditions in 2018 and 2023.

The Target 4 analysis assesses how the cost of dual-fuel capability compares to the cost of developing incremental firm pipeline transportation capability to meet the scheduling requirements of gas-fired generators across the study region. This includes an assessment of the costs of these options as well as oil replenishment logistics by location.