Commissioner Philip Moeller of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this afternoon announced his intention to leave FERC at the end of October 2015.
On September 11, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a winter reliability program (WRP) for the New England Independent System Operator (ISO-NE) region for winters 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018, until new market-based performance incentives take effect. From the two competing proposals submitted by ISO-NE and New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), the FERC selected… Keep reading →
In a long-awaited hearing which began last week, Ohio’s largest utility is seeking approval for a rate hike of $3 billion. FirstEnegy is asking the Public Utilities Commission (PUCO) to force customers to pay for its old, dirty, uneconomic coal plants and a nearly-expired nuclear plant. Although there are many reasons to oppose the bailout… Keep reading →
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a grid operator, states, and other parties just filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could decide whether Americans have access to low-cost, clean and reliable electricity. The case, EPSA v. FERC, revolves around demand response, a resource that helps keep prices low and the… Keep reading →
Energy News Roundup: House Cuts EPA Budget, FERC Approve PJM Proposal & Conservatives Convincing Republicans Over Climate ChangeBy Conor O'Sullivan
A House panel approved a bill on Wednesday implementing drastic spending cuts for the EPA along with provisions blocking its rule-making. “The House Interior and Environment appropriations bill would cut EPA funding by $718 million, or 9 percent, next year and block a handful of environmental rules the agency is looking to put out this… Keep reading →
In an ideal world, our electricity system would run on 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Moving toward that goal means transitioning away from a system of centralized, fossil fuel power plants, to an intelligent, efficient, networked energy grid that smoothly integrates vastly increased amounts of renewables and energy-efficient solutions. To do that, we have to… Keep reading →