FERC could alter gas industry day to coordinate with electric power demands
As Utility Dive reported in December, the electric and gas industries have long disagreed about when the day begins, but reformers say aligning the start times would allow for greater coordination. With the proposed Clean Power Plan boosting gas-fired electric generation, federal energy regulators are considering every option to enhance efficiency and cooperation between electric utilities and gas suppliers and pipeline operators.
Argus Media points out that FERC has put the gas-electric harmonization issue on the docket for its meeting this week, in a highly-watched case that could change the technical start of a pipeline operator’s day. The commission, absent an agreement between the two industries, proposed changing the start of the gas day to 4 a.m. CCT, from 9 a.m. CCT.