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FERC Nixes PJM ’s Fixes for Capacity Market Besieged by Subsidized Resources

FERC Nixes PJM’s Fixes for Capacity Market Besieged by Subsidized Resources In a 3–2 decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected approaches filed by PJM Interconnection to reform its capacity market, whose integrity and effectiveness has been increasingly and “untenably threatened” by state subsidies for preferred generation resources, the federal regulatory body acknowledged. The … Continue reading FERC Nixes PJM ’s Fixes for Capacity Market Besieged by Subsidized Resources

FERC Thwarts ISONE ’s Attempt to Keep #Mystic Gas Units Online

FERC Thwarts ISO-NE’s Attempt to Keep Mystic Gas Units Online The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on July 2 denied ISO-New England’s (ISO-NE’s) request for a tariff waiver to keep two gas-fired units—a total capacity of 1,700 MW—at Exelon’s Mystic Generating Plant in Boston, Massachusetts, running to address “fuel security risks.” The commission instead gave … Continue reading FERC Thwarts ISONE ’s Attempt to Keep #Mystic Gas Units Online

FERC rejects PJM capacity market reform proposals, seeks quick resolution

FERC rejects PJM capacity market reform proposals, seeks quick resolution In a 3-2 decision that drew sharp dissent from two commissioners, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late Friday rejected both of PJM Interconnection’s proposals to address failures in its capacity markets due to state subsidies supporting preferred generation resources. Whether to add more renewable energy … Continue reading FERC rejects PJM capacity market reform proposals, seeks quick resolution

Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing: FERC ’s Rulemaking and How Our Energy Markets Are Responding

Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing: FERC’s Rulemaking and How Our Energy Markets Are Responding What is “resilience,” and do we need it? As anyone who has not been on Mars knows, last year, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to craft policies to provide for “resilience” in our … Continue reading Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing: FERC ’s Rulemaking and How Our Energy Markets Are Responding

FEDERAL AGENCY SAYS #NJ MUST BEAR FULL COST OF $1.2B TRANSMISSION LINE

FEDERAL AGENCY SAYS NJ MUST BEAR FULL COST OF $1.2B TRANSMISSION LINE BPU argues reliability upgrade mandated by regional grid operator benefits New Jersey and New York, but FERC says Garden State must foot the bill transmission The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a bid by New Jersey officials to overturn a decision in … Continue reading FEDERAL AGENCY SAYS #NJ MUST BEAR FULL COST OF $1.2B TRANSMISSION LINE

#NGSA Wades into PJM Power Subsidy Proposals at FERC

NGSA Wades into PJM Power Subsidy Proposals at FERC The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) this week weighed in on PJM Interconnection proposals for how wholesale electricity markets should address state subsidies for faltering coal and nuclear power plants. In a filing at FERC on Monday, NGSA reiterated that state subsidies conflict with open market … Continue reading #NGSA Wades into PJM Power Subsidy Proposals at FERC

ISO-NE seeks US FERC permission to keep Exelon units online for fuel security

ISO-NE seeks US FERC permission to keep Exelon units online for fuel security In an apparent first, the New England grid operator has asked federal regulators for permission to pursue a reliability must-run agreement to keep two retiring units of Exelon’s Mystic Generating Station in Middlesex, Massachusetts, online to address reliability risks related to “fuel … Continue reading ISO-NE seeks US FERC permission to keep Exelon units online for fuel security

FERC approves PJM proposal to implement energy efficiency market restrictions

FERC approves PJM proposal to implement energy efficiency market restrictions FERC has final say over wholesale markets, but must balance that against local authority over retail sales of electricity. So in instances where a relevant electric retail regulatory authority (RERRA) is authorized by the commission to restrict the sale of energy efficiency resources, regulators have … Continue reading FERC approves PJM proposal to implement energy efficiency market restrictions

#State – #federal concerns could dim FERC ‘s landmark storage order

State-federal concerns could dim FERC’s landmark storage order Wider access to a variety of markets has been hailed as the basis for energy storage growth, but jurisdictional issues could thwart an overarching solution. The promise of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 841 as a vehicle to accelerate the growth of energy storage could be … Continue reading #State – #federal concerns could dim FERC ‘s landmark storage order