The FERC staff will host a webinar to discuss matters relative to the potential risk to electric system reliability posed by climate change and extreme weather events. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, and Wednesday, June 2, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. FERC Commissioners may attend and participate in the technical conference.
The webinar will address the following topics:
concerns that, as extreme weather events are increasing in frequency, intensity, geographic expanse, and duration, the number and severity of weather-induced events in the electric power industry may also increase
region-specific challenges posed to electric system reliability by extreme weather and climate change
Registration for the online conference is not required and there is no fee to attend. Further details including each day’s agenda and remote log-in steps are available at ferc.gov. Individuals interested in participating as panelists should self-nominate through the WebEx registration form by 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.