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PJM files proposals with FERC to address state generator subsidies

PJM files proposals with FERC to address state generator subsidies PJM Interconnection filed on Monday two proposals with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to address state subsidies of electric generators. © Shutterstock One proposal aims to accommodate state policies while maintaining competitive capacity market prices, and the other seeks to mitigate offer prices for … Continue reading PJM files proposals with FERC to address state generator subsidies

MISO states push for authority over DER in electricity markets at FERC meeting

MISO states push for authority over DER in electricity markets at FERC meeting FERC called the aggregated DER technical conference in February when it approved a separate order regarding how energy storage facilities. That order allowed large-scale storage in each regional electricity market to provide multiple services, but regulators could not settle on similar rules … Continue reading MISO states push for authority over DER in electricity markets at FERC meeting

How FERC can spur modernization of the bulk power system

How FERC can spur modernization of the bulk power system Transmission technology vendors say their products could save electricity consumers billions — if utilities were incentivized to invest. The world’s largest machine needs an upgrade — and it’s costing consumers big money. America’s 7 million miles of transmission and distribution system wires, often called the … Continue reading How FERC can spur modernization of the bulk power system

FERC members hint at move to compensate electric grid reliability

FERC members hint at move to compensate electric grid reliability Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are hinting that the independent government agency likely will take some type of action to better value the resilience that certain power plants provide to the electric grid, based on what grid operators report this week. The nation’s … Continue reading FERC members hint at move to compensate electric grid reliability

FERC Grapples with Accommodating State Policies in Wholesale Markets; Approves ISO New England Proposal for Subsidized Renewable Resources

FERC Grapples with Accommodating State Policies in Wholesale Markets; Approves ISO New England Proposal for Subsidized Renewable Resources Nearly a year after summoning stakeholders to discuss whether—and if so, how—the wholesale power markets should accommodate state policy goals, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the “Commission”) has taken a first step toward addressing the … Continue reading FERC Grapples with Accommodating State Policies in Wholesale Markets; Approves ISO New England Proposal for Subsidized Renewable Resources

PJM pushes plant payment reforms as #RTO s file resilience comments at FERC

PJM pushes plant payment reforms as RTOs file resilience comments at FERC Rejected by FERC at the beginning of January, the DOE’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) would have provided cost recovery to merchant coal and nuclear plants on the grounds that they are essential to system resilience — broadly, the grid’s availability to “bounce … Continue reading PJM pushes plant payment reforms as #RTO s file resilience comments at FERC

FERC Approves PJM ’s Proposal to Reduce Bidding Points for #Virtual_Transactions

FERC Approves PJM’s Proposal to Reduce Bidding Points for Virtual Transactions On February 20, 2018, FERC approved PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.’s (“PJM”) proposal to, among other things, (1) eliminate biddable points at zone nodes, certain generator nodes, certain aggregate nodes, and individual load zones for Increment Offers (“INCs”) and Decrement Bids (“DECs”) and instead align the … Continue reading FERC Approves PJM ’s Proposal to Reduce Bidding Points for #Virtual_Transactions

Federal Energy Regulator Rejects Claims Of Natural Gas Pipeline Withholding In #New_England

Federal Energy Regulator Rejects Claims Of Natural Gas Pipeline Withholding In New England The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) concluded that there was no evidence of anticompetitive withholding of natural gas pipeline capacity in New England as alleged in a white paper published in August 2017 by the Environmental Defense Fund. In the white paper, … Continue reading Federal Energy Regulator Rejects Claims Of Natural Gas Pipeline Withholding In #New_England

FERC Energy Storage Rule Creates New Opportunitites For Small, Low-Impact Hydropower Projects

FERC Energy Storage Rule Creates New Opportunitites For Small, Low-Impact Hydropower Projects OVERVIEW The United States has produced clean, renewable electricity from hydropower for more than 100 years. Today there are approximately 2,500 domestic dams and pumped-storage facilities that provide roughly 100 gigawatts (“GW”) of electricity. In addition, there are more than 80,000 non-powered dams, … Continue reading FERC Energy Storage Rule Creates New Opportunitites For Small, Low-Impact Hydropower Projects