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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

FERC Denies Cross-Sound Cable Company’s Application for Incentive Rate Treatment to Comply with IROL-CIP Costs

FERC Denies Cross-Sound Cable Company’s Application for Incentive Rate Treatment to Comply with IROL-CIP Costs On August 31, 2021, FERC denied Cross-Sound Cable Company, LLC’s (“Cross-Sound Cable”) application for incentive rate treatment to create a regulatory asset to recover costs incurred between 2016 and 2021 to comply with Interconnection Reliability Operating Limits (“IROL”) Critical Infrastructure … Continue reading FERC Denies Cross-Sound Cable Company’s Application for Incentive Rate Treatment to Comply with IROL-CIP Costs

FERC eyes transmission reform to ease US connection process

FERC eyes transmission reform to ease US connection process The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is eyeing potential reforms to transmission and interconnection rules for energy projects, a move which could help ease the connection process for solar and storage developments. FERC issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) which seeks comment on … Continue reading FERC eyes transmission reform to ease US connection process

FERC Issues Show Cause Order Directing #GreenHat_Energy to Respond to Market Manipulation Claims

FERC Issues Show Cause Order Directing GreenHat Energy to Respond to Market Manipulation Claims On May 20, 2021, FERC issued a Show Cause Order directing GreenHat Energy, LLC (“GreenHat”) and its owners to show why they did not violate the Federal Power Act, FERC’s regulations, the PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (“PJM”) Tariff, and the PJM Operating … Continue reading FERC Issues Show Cause Order Directing #GreenHat_Energy to Respond to Market Manipulation Claims

FERC complaint highlights ‘structural problem’ for renewables

FERC complaint highlights ‘structural problem’ for renewables A Midwest wind farm was hit with unexpected costs from connecting to the wider grid in a case that could discourage renewable energy development in the region, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Nebraska-based energy company Tenaska claims grid operators charged the company … Continue reading FERC complaint highlights ‘structural problem’ for renewables

FERC open to revisiting #MOPR, as grid operators, utilities mull future of #wholesale markets

FERC open to revisiting MOPR, as grid operators, utilities mull future of wholesale markets Federal regulators, grid operators, state regulators and other stakeholders yesterday indicated they were willing to revisit rules that effectively raised the price for state-subsidized resources, such as renewables and nuclear, within eastern regional transmission organizations (RTOs), but consensus on what a … Continue reading FERC open to revisiting #MOPR, as grid operators, utilities mull future of #wholesale markets

FERC Grants Complaints, Directs Further Briefing on PJM Capacity Market Default Offer Cap

FERC Grants Complaints, Directs Further Briefing on PJM Capacity Market Default Offer Cap On March 18, 2021, FERC granted two consolidated complaints alleging that the default offer cap in PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.’s (“PJM”) capacity market is unjust and unreasonable because the Expected Performance Assessment Intervals input, set at a value of 360 12-minute intervals (30 … Continue reading FERC Grants Complaints, Directs Further Briefing on PJM Capacity Market Default Offer Cap