The North American Electric Reliability Corporation released a reliability assessment May 31 that projected that summer demand for electricity in the United States and Canada will increase by 10,000 MW, or 1.2 percent, to 851,879 MW. NERC predicts an adequate, reliable power supply for this summer, although warns that some localized problems where hot weather could spike demand or generation and transmission are possible. The projected peak would be the first increase since summer 2008.