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FERC Reverses Prior Order, Allows NYISO to Prioritize Entry of Zero Emission Resources in New York’s Capacity Market

FERC Reverses Prior Order, Allows NYISO to Prioritize Entry of Zero Emission Resources in New York’s Capacity Market n February 17, 2022, FERC set aside its September 2020 order rejecting the New York Independent System Operator Corporations (“NYISO’s”) tariff revisions to the “Part A Test,” a component of NYISO’s buyer-side mitigation (“BSM”) rules. The now-approved … Continue reading FERC Reverses Prior Order, Allows NYISO to Prioritize Entry of Zero Emission Resources in New York’s Capacity Market

FERC proposes internal monitoring requirements for bulk electric facilities to address security ‘gap’

FERC proposes internal monitoring requirements for bulk electric facilities to address security ‘gap’ New INSM requirements would fill a gap in utility security, say security experts, but others remain and the process to patch them is long. “Internal network monitoring was definitely a gap in the CIP standards, and I’m glad it will be filled. … Continue reading FERC proposes internal monitoring requirements for bulk electric facilities to address security ‘gap’

FERC should loosen incumbent transmission owners’ grip on planning

FERC should loosen incumbent transmission owners’ grip on planning Transmission planning needs major reforms, including loosening the grip incumbent transmission owners have on the process, a panel of experts said Thursday during a roundtable hosted by the R Street Institute, a think tank. Transmission reform — perhaps the top priority at FERC — may be … Continue reading FERC should loosen incumbent transmission owners’ grip on planning

#New_Jersey Advances Offshore Wind Transmission Proposal at FERC

New Jersey Advances Offshore Wind Transmission Proposal at FERC The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and PJM Interconnection (PJM) announced, they filed for approval of an Agreement to implement New Jersey’s groundbreaking offshore wind transmission grid solicitation from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Agreement, known as the State Agreement Approach (SAA), … Continue reading #New_Jersey Advances Offshore Wind Transmission Proposal at FERC

FERC orders PJM to scrap ‘adder’ mechanism seen bolstering capacity prices

FERC orders PJM to scrap ‘adder’ mechanism seen bolstering capacity prices The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday ordered the PJM Interconnection to stop using an “adder” in a capacity market methodology that critics contend increases prices and leads the grid operator to buy more capacity than needed. The 4-1 decision at FERC’s monthly meeting … Continue reading FERC orders PJM to scrap ‘adder’ mechanism seen bolstering capacity prices

FERC orders PJM to change reserve market rules, delay capacity auctions

FERC orders PJM to change reserve market rules, delay capacity auctions FERC in May 2020 largely approved a PJM proposal to overhaul its reserve market, which the grid operator uses to make sure it has backup power supplies if there is a sudden change in electric supply. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Maryland … Continue reading FERC orders PJM to change reserve market rules, delay capacity auctions

FERC, NERC Outline Proposed New Reliability Standards Following the February Winter Storm

FERC, NERC Outline Proposed New Reliability Standards Following the February Winter Storm Last Thursday, the FERC/NERC joint inquiry presented their preliminary report and recommendations at FERC’s monthly open meeting. The report identified two main causes of the widespread outages: freezing or icing of electric generation components, and natural gas fuel supply issues—in particular, the effects … Continue reading FERC, NERC Outline Proposed New Reliability Standards Following the February Winter Storm

PJM ‘s ‘focused’ #MOPR takes effect, boosting renewables and nuclear as FERC commissioners deadlock

PJM’s ‘focused’ MOPR takes effect, boosting renewables and nuclear as FERC commissioners deadlock FERC’s inability to reach a decision on PJM’s proposed changes to its MOPR — a rule designed to prevent a market participant from offering artificially low bids to suppress capacity prices — is the latest twist in a controversial regulatory process. In … Continue reading PJM ‘s ‘focused’ #MOPR takes effect, boosting renewables and nuclear as FERC commissioners deadlock

MISO, ISO-NE execs stress need for new power supply planning framework at FERC reliability meeting

MISO, ISO-NE execs stress need for new power supply planning framework at FERC reliability meeting In a year of record setting heat in the West and a deep-freeze that triggered three days of blackouts in Texas, panelists at FERC’s annual grid reliability technical conference agreed resource adequacy planning — the process of making sure states … Continue reading MISO, ISO-NE execs stress need for new power supply planning framework at FERC reliability meeting