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Much needed nuclear market reforms taking shape

Much needed nuclear market reforms taking shape Market flaws are putting even the most highly performing nuclear facilities at risk. That is part of the message delivered by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and backed by a new report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and PJM Interconnection, the operator of the grid stretching … Continue reading Much needed nuclear market reforms taking shape

FERC Approves SPP/MISO Protocols Aimed At Managing Seams Congestion

FERC Approves SPP/MISO Protocols Aimed At Managing Seams Congestion On January 22, 2015, the Commission conditionally approved Southwest Power Pool’s (“SPP”) proposed “Market-to-Market” coordination protocols with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (“MISO”), and, among other things, made determinations on several key issues relating to the protocols that were examined during a technical conference held in … Continue reading FERC Approves SPP/MISO Protocols Aimed At Managing Seams Congestion

Midwest monitor asks FERC to drop MISO hurdle rate

Midwest monitor asks FERC to drop MISO hurdle rate Houston, 4 February (Argus) — The independent market monitor for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) called on federal regulators to reconsider actions taken over the past year to deal with MISO’s use of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) transmission system. Potomac Economics, the MISO market … Continue reading Midwest monitor asks FERC to drop MISO hurdle rate

W. Chester brothers accuse FERC in $30M energy-trading fight

W. Chester brothers accuse FERC in $30M energy-trading fight Trades and rebates collected by an energy-trading fund controlled by two West Chester brothers “cost more than 20 market participants at least $100,000 each,” with “Exelon, American Electric Power and Dominion Resources each losing more than $1 million,” the power-markets industry newsletter RTO Insider reports here, … Continue reading W. Chester brothers accuse FERC in $30M energy-trading fight

FERC Approves PJM Energy Offer Cap Increase For 2014/2015 Winter

FERC Approves PJM Energy Offer Cap Increase For 2014/2015 Winter On January 16, 2015, FERC approved PJM Interconnection LLC’s (“PJM”) request to raise its cap on cost-based energy offers from $1,000/MWh to $1,800/MWh for the winter season. According to PJM, the increase is designed to ensure that generators can recover all their costs in the … Continue reading FERC Approves PJM Energy Offer Cap Increase For 2014/2015 Winter

FERC Accepts Integration of Demand Response Into ISO-NE Market, Despite Uncertain Fate Of Order No. 745

FERC Accepts Integration of Demand Response Into ISO-NE Market, Despite Uncertain Fate Of Order No. 745 On January 9, 2015, FERC accepted proposed modifications to the ISO New England Inc. (“ISO-NE”) Transmission, Markets and Services Tariff (“Tariff”) designed to fully integrate demand response into ISO-NE’s wholesale energy and reserve markets. The Commission’s action comes several … Continue reading FERC Accepts Integration of Demand Response Into ISO-NE Market, Despite Uncertain Fate Of Order No. 745

FERC Enforcement – What To Expect In 2015

FERC Enforcement – What To Expect In 2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) recently released its annual report on enforcement activities for 2014. As is typical, Enforcement identified its primary concerns as detecting and deterring fraud and manipulation in its markets and ensuring the safety and reliability of the grid. … Continue reading FERC Enforcement – What To Expect In 2015