Recent FERC Decisions

Trump Picks Two for FERC – Will Bipartisanship Continue?

May 9, 2017 by John Moore, Director, The Sustainable FERC Project President Trump has finally announced his intent to nominate candidates for two of the three open seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and send their names to the U.S. Senate for approval. Assuming they are confirmed, the two new commissioners will help shape America’s energy future. We…

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Highlights from the July FERC Open Meeting

August 3rd, 2016 by Paul Youchak and Taylor Jones , NRDC Summer Interns FERC Order No. 828 Brief Overview The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is modifying the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA).  The pro forma agreement establishes standardized interconnection procedures for generating facilities.  The SGIA was first established in 2005 under Order No. 2006 and later amended in…

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Highlights from the June FERC Open Meeting

June 24th, 2016 by John Bullock, NRDC Summer Intern FERC finalizes updates to price formation, removing barriers for flexible energy resources. (Docket No. RM15-24-000 FERC Order No. 825) FERC directed ISOs and RTOs to take steps to align system dispatch and settlement intervals, which will help to ensure that resources are compensated at prices that reflect the value of the services they…

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More Recent FERC Decisions: Week of May 30th, 2016

June 17th, 2016 by John Bullock and Taylor Jones, NRDC Summer Interns FERC rejects PJM’s proposed tariff revisions, ensuring that the tariff incentivizes resource flexibility, which helps integrate clean energy   May 31st, 2016 -- FERC rejected PJM Interconnection’s proposed amendment to its tariff that would have exempted resources (such as some coal and nuclear units) with slow ramp-up rates from charges…

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More Recent FERC Decisions: Week of May 9th, 2016

May 13th, 2016 by Tim Murphy, Program Assistant, Sustainable FERC Project & John Moore, Senior Attorney, Sustainable FERC Project FERC approves tariff changes, allowing western EIM expansion April 29th, 2016 – In a step forward to growing Western power markets, FERC authorized Arizona Public Service and Puget Sound Energy to begin participating in the energy imbalance market this fall. Energy imbalance…

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Highlights from the April FERC Open Meeting

May 4th, 2016 by Jennifer Chen, Attorney, Sustainable FERC Project FERC Upholds PJM’s Treatment of Demand Response In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s EPSA decision lifting the uncertainty clouding FERC’s authority over demand response, FERC has been able to decide matters put on hold pending that ruling. At the last open meeting, FERC issued orders denying requests for changes…

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More Recent FERC Decisions: Week of April 4th, 2016

April 26th, 2016 by Tim Murphy, Program Assistant, Energy & Transportation Program FERC denies NY agencies’ attempt to stop AIM pipeline April 4th, 2016 - FERC will not prohibit the construction of Spectra Energy’s Algonquin Incremental Market project. In March 2015, FERC approved an expansion of the project, deciding that the pipeline was unlikely to pose any significant dangers to the…

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Highlights from the March FERC Open Meeting

March 25th, 2016 by Miles Farmer, Legal Fellow, Energy & Transportation Program FERC Will Address Issues Related to Competitive Transmission Development (AD16-18). On June 27 and 28 of 2016, FERC will hold a public technical conference to discuss the competitive transmission development process. Among other issues, the conference will address cost containment provisions, as well as a transmission developer’s request that…

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Highlights from the February FERC Open Meeting

March 2, 2016  Notice of Inquiry on Primary Frequency Response. In Docket No. RM16-6, FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on the need to reform its rules for primary frequency response provision and compensation. Frequency response is a grid reliability service that serves to maintain the rate at which the electric current reverses direction on the transmission system – 60 times per…

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Highlights from the January FERC Open Meeting

January 27th, 2016 by Miles Farmer, Legal Fellow, Energy & Transportation Program While it’s fair to say that the Supreme Court’s landmark decision affirming FERC’s authority to compensate demand response resources in wholesale energy markets overshadowed the news from FERC’s January Open Meeting, the Commission did issue several important orders last week, and Commissioner Clark announced that he will not seek…

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