Impact of regulatory change to coordinate gas pipelines and power systems

Richard Carter, Scott Backhaus, Alex Hollis, Anatoly Zlotnik, Michael Chertkov, Anthony Giacomoni, Andrew Daniels

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Economic, technological, and political factors have encouraged the extensive installation of gas-fired power plants in the United States, which has caused electric systems to depend heavily on reliable gas supplies. This has greatly strengthened the interdependence between the electric power and natural gas industries. Recently, the intra-day fluctuations in pipeline loads that arise from changes in gas-fired electric power plant operation have become particularly problematic. In order to provide pipeline operators better insight into these loads, this paper describes the procedures used by power system operators to decide when and where electric generators are committed to operate, and at what level. We place particular emphasis on the evolving role played by gas-fired generators. In addition, we discuss recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) policy changes that aim to improve operational coordination between the two industry sectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventPipeline Simulation Interest Group Annual Meeting, PSIG 2016 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: May 10 2016May 13 2016


ConferencePipeline Simulation Interest Group Annual Meeting, PSIG 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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