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Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition Over the past half-decade, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has consistently won court battles upholding its authority over states to set the rules for how distributed energy resources can play in wholesale energy markets. Now FERC is being asked to put that authority … Continue reading Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

NERC, FERC recommend public anonymity for utilities violating power system security rules

NERC, FERC recommend public anonymity for utilities violating power system security rules The white paper is “a complete 180” from initial recommendations NERC and FERC staff made in August 2019, said Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen’s energy program. A first joint white paper proposed that CIP Notices of Penalty (NOP) submissions consist of a … Continue reading NERC, FERC recommend public anonymity for utilities violating power system security rules

FERC Order May Undermine Renewables, Energy Storage in New York’s Capacity Markets

FERC Order May Undermine Renewables, Energy Storage in New York’s Capacity Markets The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected the latest proposal from New York’s grid operator to allow renewable energy and batteries to compete against fossil fuels in its wholesale capacity market. That may give the state’s regulators and policymakers more reason to consider … Continue reading FERC Order May Undermine Renewables, Energy Storage in New York’s Capacity Markets

FERC finalizes #PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development

FERC finalizes PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development FERC’s move Thursday is a win for utilities that in some states will have to pay QFs less for the avoided cost of power than they did under the previous rules. Utilities have long decried PURPA as a mechanism that unfairly benefits solar … Continue reading FERC finalizes #PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development

FERC affirms Exelon can recover LNG facility’s costs from ratepayers

FERC affirms Exelon can recover LNG facility’s costs from ratepayers New York — Exelon’s Mystic River 8 and 9 natural gas-fired units will be authorized to recover nearly all of the Everett Marine LNG Terminal’s fixed operating costs under a series of orders issued July 17 by a split Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. At issue … Continue reading FERC affirms Exelon can recover LNG facility’s costs from ratepayers

Reactive Power Rate Certainty Delayed; FERC Establishes Paper Hearing Procedures

Reactive Power Rate Certainty Delayed; FERC Establishes Paper Hearing Procedures Those looking to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for certainty regarding compensation for owners of generation and non-generation resources for the capability to provide reactive power will have to wait a while longer. On July 16, 2020, in response to a petition filed by … Continue reading Reactive Power Rate Certainty Delayed; FERC Establishes Paper Hearing Procedures

‘Watershed moment in energy transformation’: Industry reacts to FERC Order 841 ruling

‘Watershed moment in energy transformation’: Industry reacts to FERC Order 841 ruling In the US, as with most other parts of the world, distributed energy storage can help homeowners and businesses to reduce the carbon footprint of their electricity use, back up their loads in case of emergencies and allow them a degree of energy … Continue reading ‘Watershed moment in energy transformation’: Industry reacts to FERC Order 841 ruling

#NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten #NY Clean Energy

NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten NY Clean Energy NRDC is suing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in federal court to overturn two FERC orders that thwart New York’s development of clean energy: an order targeting storage and an order targeting demand response resources. These FERC orders undermine New York’s State efforts to … Continue reading #NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten #NY Clean Energy

FERC Publishes 2020 #Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment

FERC Publishes 2020 Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment On May 21, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Offices of Energy Policy and Innovation and Electric Reliability jointly published and released their 2020 Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment. The report provides an overview of key market events and data for the nation’s ISOs/RTOs as … Continue reading FERC Publishes 2020 #Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment

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