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FERC greenlights PJM #reserve market overhaul, eyes synergy with capacity reforms

FERC greenlights PJM reserve market overhaul, eyes synergy with capacity reforms The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission May 21 voted 3-1 in favor of a PJM Interconnection proposal designed to more accurately value reserves but criticized by some as yet another measure to boost the revenues of struggling fossil fuel-fired generators. Commissioner Richard Glick, the sole … Continue reading FERC greenlights PJM #reserve market overhaul, eyes synergy with capacity reforms

#NJ Goes to Court to Fight Federal Order on Renewable Energy Sources

NJ Goes to Court to Fight Federal Order on Renewable Energy Sources State attorney general, Board of Public Utilities say energy regulator wants to ‘tip the scales’ away from clean fuels New Jersey on Monday appealed a federal order that would raise the price of renewable fuels used for power generation, saying the measure would … Continue reading #NJ Goes to Court to Fight Federal Order on Renewable Energy Sources

FERC Continues to Squeeze Renewable Resources Participating in Wholesale Electric Capacity Markets

FERC Continues to Squeeze Renewable Resources Participating in Wholesale Electric Capacity Markets On February 20, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission” or “FERC”) issued several orders narrowing New York Independent System Operator, Inc.’s (“NYISO”) buyer-side market power mitigation rules in its mitigated capacity zones,[1] including NYISO’s proposal to exempt up to 1,000 megawatts (“MW”) … Continue reading FERC Continues to Squeeze Renewable Resources Participating in Wholesale Electric Capacity Markets

With FERC tariff filing, Southwest Power Pool moves closer to Western imbalance market launch

With FERC tariff filing, Southwest Power Pool moves closer to Western imbalance market launch It isn’t clear exactly how much money SPP’s imbalance market will save participating utilities, but officials say there will be savings generated from aligning generation and load more efficiently. “Having a single market administrator will help balancing authorities with dispatch optimization,” … Continue reading With FERC tariff filing, Southwest Power Pool moves closer to Western imbalance market launch

FERC ‘s effort to undermine state clean energy policies cannot stand

FERC’s effort to undermine state clean energy policies cannot stand As attorneys general, my colleagues and I are the chief legal officers of our states, which are leading the charge in adopting policies to combat the rising threat of climate change. Our states are committed to the use of clean energy and energy efficiency programs … Continue reading FERC ‘s effort to undermine state clean energy policies cannot stand

FERC deals blow to #New_York renewable, storage projects, adding hurdles to NYISO capacity market

FERC deals blow to New York renewable, storage projects, adding hurdles to NYISO capacity market FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee insisted that the orders are distinct from other FERC decisions regarding the impact of state subsidies in regional transmission operator markets. “Today’s orders protect the competitiveness of New York ISO’s capacity market by addressing the price-distorting … Continue reading FERC deals blow to #New_York renewable, storage projects, adding hurdles to NYISO capacity market

New York rule sparks fresh row between Trump’s FERC and green energy reps

New York rule sparks fresh row between Trump’s FERC and green energy reps US federal energy regulator FERC has been accused of promoting fossil fuels after upholding a provision said to be hindering green energy’s involvement in New York state’s capacity market. On Thursday, FERC was censored by green energy representatives after rejecting a complaint … Continue reading New York rule sparks fresh row between Trump’s FERC and green energy reps

FERC ‘s Glick urges broader commission look at capacity markets, states’ rights

FERC’s Glick urges broader commission look at capacity markets, states’ rights The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission must revisit mandatory capacity markets and how regions ensure resource adequacy or risk putting in peril the future of regional transmission organizations, FERC Commissioner Richard Glick told state officials in an address that was highly critical of recent agency … Continue reading FERC ‘s Glick urges broader commission look at capacity markets, states’ rights

FERC rejects SPP ‘s request to eliminate transmission revenue credits

FERC rejects SPP’s request to eliminate transmission revenue credits Houston — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a Southwest Power Pool request for revisions to its Open Access Transmission Tariff that would eliminate transmission revenue credits, a move than came out of the grid operator’s Holistic Integrated Tariff Team. More than a year’s worth of … Continue reading FERC rejects SPP ‘s request to eliminate transmission revenue credits