Powering into the Future with Renewable, Reliable Power

February 22, 2017 by John Moore, Director, The Sustainable FERC Project We depend on electric power like we do the air. Without electricity our society could not function. For something so important, we all benefit from learning a bit more about why the electrical system works so well, how electricity moves through the grid, and how wind and solar power…

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Federal Judges Hear Arguments Against PJM Market Rules

February 21, 2017 by Jennifer Chen, Attorney, The Sustainable FERC Project The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments this week on the various challenges to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of capacity market rules for PJM, the electric grid operator serving 61 million electricity customers in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. PJM’s new rules are controversial because they funnel billions of…

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FERC Eliminates Barrier to a Cleaner, More Efficient Market

February 08, 2017 by Miles Farmer, Clean Energy Attorney  In a huge win for clean energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an order eliminating a barrier to customer savings and better electricity system efficiency in New York. The order, announced on February 3rd, allows customers and companies to simultaneously participate in both state and federal programs that provide compensation for…

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