The purpose of this brief written testimony is to provide an IEEE viewpoint in response to the FERC 2018 Reliability Technical Conference (Docket No. AD18-11-000). IEEE representative, Damir Novosel, will be on the Panel III, Managing the New Grid. This panel will explore Power System Planning and Operations challenges and opportunities as a result of the changes in the generating resource mix, taking into account steps NERC, the Regional Entities, industry, and the Commission have taken. These steps include assessing the impacts of power plant retirements and the increasing dependence of the grid on natural gas, solar, and wind power.