NE Power Pool seeks to ban press
THE NEW ENGLAND POWER POOL, an organization that helps develop policies and procedures governing the region’s wholesale electricity markets, is seeking federal regulatory approval to bar reporters from its meetings.
NEPOOL has always had an unwritten policy excluding the press, but it decided to make it a formal policy after a reporter with a trade publication called RTO Insider tried to gain admittance to the meetings. RTO Insider was the first to report on the press ban.
In its filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, NEPOOL said allowing the press to attend its meetings “would adversely impact NEPOOL’s ability to continue to foster candid discussions and negotiations in its stakeholder meetings.”