The Meaning of Reliability


By Steve Weissman

June 14, 2019

Published in Natural Gas & Electricity, Vol. 35, Issue 12, July 2019

Maintaining near 100% reliability in the electric grid continues to rely on ramping up natural gas or coal-fired generating plants during times of peak demand or unexpected shortages. Perhaps it’s time to consider a new reliability—one that provides dependable service through a variety of renewable and low-carbon power generation strategies that dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read the article at Wiley Online Library.

Steve Weissman

Sr. Principal Advisor

Steve Weissman is a senior policy adviser at the Center for Sustainable Energy. He is also a lecturer at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. He created and directed the energy law program at Berkeley Law, and previously served as an administrative law judge and policy adviser…

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