With Texas’ power grid nearly collapsing during the winter storm in February, Arkansas has been able to count its blessings. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) was forced to issue rotating blackouts in the midst of extreme weather and urge Texans to limit their energy use in the middle of last month’s heatwave.
Unlike Texas, Arkansas is part of the Eastern Interconnection, an alternating-current grid in North America. Both MISO and SPP, two regional transmission organizations serve Arkansas.
Additionally, MISO serves the majority of Arkansas and has upcoming plans to improve reliability. Currently, MISO is focused on long-range planning to bring improvement to grid reliability, in addition to the winterization of generators and fuel suppliers.
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