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FERC gives nod to ISO-NE’s installed capacity requirement calculation for FCA 13

FERC gives nod to ISO-NE’s installed capacity requirement calculation for FCA 13 Washington — ISO New England will need to procure a net value of at least 33,750 MW during a forward capacity auction slated for February to meet the reliability requirements of the region for 2022-23, according to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order … Continue reading FERC gives nod to ISO-NE’s installed capacity requirement calculation for FCA 13

FERC Rejects Electric Generators’ Request to Adopt Centralized Capacity Market in California

FERC Rejects Electric Generators’ Request to Adopt Centralized Capacity Market in California In June 2018, CXA La Paloma, LLC (“La Paloma”) filed a complaint at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or “the Commission”) seeking to require the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to implement a centralized capacity market to procure the electric generation capacity … Continue reading FERC Rejects Electric Generators’ Request to Adopt Centralized Capacity Market in California

As grid operators file FERC #Order_841 plans, storage floodgates open slowly

As grid operators file FERC Order 841 plans, storage floodgates open slowly It will be at least a year before new rules for energy storage take hold for most ISOs and RTOs. The storage floodgates are opening, but they are not opening quickly. A review of compliance filings submitted by grid operators in response to … Continue reading As grid operators file FERC #Order_841 plans, storage floodgates open slowly

New England generators seek redo of FERC capacity order

New England generators seek redo of FERC capacity order Washington — Echoing retroactive ratemaking concerns raised by the chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, generators are asking FERC to reconsider an order that could impact the price generators would get paid to delay the retirement from the ISO New England capacity market. The … Continue reading New England generators seek redo of FERC capacity order

A Divided FERC Approves ISO-NE’s Proposal for Regional Fuel Security

A Divided FERC Approves ISO-NE’s Proposal for Regional Fuel Security On December 3, 2018, FERC accepted ISO New England Inc.’s (“ISO-NE”) proposed temporary revisions to its Transmission, Markets and Services Tariff (“Tariff”) designed to address fuel security by a 2-1 vote. Among other things, the order enables ISO-NE to enter into cost-of service agreements with … Continue reading A Divided FERC Approves ISO-NE’s Proposal for Regional Fuel Security

Grid operators file plans with FERC on integrating storage into wholesale markets

Grid operators file plans with FERC on integrating storage into wholesale markets FERC may have allowed the floodgates to open for energy storage when it issued Order 841 in February, but with the compliance filings in after a Dec. 3 deadline, the floodgates will likely open slowly, not suddenly. There is not going to be … Continue reading Grid operators file plans with FERC on integrating storage into wholesale markets

How FERC can protect customers and respect state energy policy authority in its PJM capacity market proceeding

How FERC can protect customers and respect state energy policy authority in its PJM capacity market proceeding The following is a viewpoint from Ann McCabe, an energy and environmental consultant and former commissioner at the Illinois Commerce Commission, and Miles Farmer, a staff attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. A recent order by the … Continue reading How FERC can protect customers and respect state energy policy authority in its PJM capacity market proceeding

Recent weather shows grid resilience: US FERC member

Recent weather shows grid resilience: US FERC member Washington — Members of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday weighed in on the performance of the power grid during recent weather events, with Commissioner Richard Glick arguing that Hurricane Florence showed the power system’s resilience during extreme weather. “The bulk electric system was largely … Continue reading Recent weather shows grid resilience: US FERC member

FERC, NERC open inquiry into winter load event that stressed Midwest grids

FERC, NERC open inquiry into winter load event that stressed Midwest grids FERC and NERC routinely review load events that stress regional grids, like the 2014 Polar Vortex, to improve market rules and emergency procedures. This review, however, could take on special significance due to FERC’s open proceeding on grid resilience and the looming specter … Continue reading FERC, NERC open inquiry into winter load event that stressed Midwest grids