Join us for a review of ERCOT’s Final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for Summer 2019. According to the preliminary report issued in March 2019, ERCOT's current planning reserve margin for the summer is a historically low 7.4%. ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness remarked that “In all of the scenarios studied, we identified a potential need to call an energy alert at various times this summer.” Warren will discuss the updated forecast and the various mechanisms and tools it will utilize to maintain system reliability.
As Senior Director of System Planning for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), Warren Lasher is responsible for transmission planning, load forecasting and resource adequacy analyses for the ERCOT interconnection. Mr. Lasher has been at ERCOT for over fourteen years; before this he was employed by the Southern Company in Birmingham, Alabama, where he worked in the Engineering and the Planning organizations. Mr. Lasher has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, and graduate degrees in Environmental Management and Computer Science.
Thursday May 16, 201911:45 AM