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MRC Submits Comments to FERC in Response to Reliability Pricing Model Submitted by PJM

On November 6, 2018, the MRC filed comments to FERC in response to the proposal for revisions to its Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) submitted by PJM in response to the Commission's "Capacity Order" dated June 29, 2018. #MRC #FederalPolicy #PolicyandRegulation ...

MRC Comments EL16-49 et al.pdf

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Microgrids Seek Path out of Regulatory Limbo

Michael Brooks, RTO Insider FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur addresses the Microgrid 2.0 conference in Baltimore. (Photo: International District Energy Association) Summary “The phenomenon that I think FERC confronts and other agencies in Washington confront is that there’s been a...

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FERC Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur presents keynote address at Microgrid 2.0

Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) delivered an inspiring keynote address at the opening of IDEA’s Microgrid 2.0 conference: Advancing Industry Growth , reflecting on the many changes impacting energy markets including expansion of renewables and...

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Coal lobby pleased as Trump nominates all McNamee to FERC

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Department of Energy official Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), seeking to fill a vacant seat on the commission with an ally of its plans to aid struggling coal and nuclear plants. ...

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Official: FERC, Other Agencies Identifying 'Critical' Coal, Nuclear Plants

Darrell Proctor, Power Magazine Summary An official with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) told a nuclear industry group this week that the agency and Trump administration officials are trying to identify power plants they consider critical to the nation’s grid. The move is seen...

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PJM Asks FERC to Delay 2019 Capacity Market Auction

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary The PJM Interconnection asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday to allow it to delay its May 2019 capacity market auction if the commission cannot make a final decision on rules for the market by early January. PJM and its member states...

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States Say FERC Overstepped its Bounds in PJM Capacity Market Order

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary FERC’s June order finding PJM's market rules unjust and unreasonable is the product of years of debate among players in the mid-Atlantic electricity market over the impact of state energy policies. Gas and coal generators argue policies like nuclear...

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PJM CEO: Grid Operator Will Respond to FERC Capacity Market Order Within 60 Days

Gavid Bade, Utility Dive Summary The PJM Interconnection will respond within 60 days to a landmark order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission finding its capacity market unjust and suggesting major changes, CEO Andy Ott told Utility Dive. FERC last month rejected two proposals...

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FERC rejects PJM capacity market reform proposals, seeks quick resolution

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary In a 3-2 decision that drew sharp dissent from two commissioners, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late Friday rejected both of PJM Interconnection's proposals to address failures in its capacity markets due to state subsidies supporting...

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Powelson Upends FERC With His Departure

Rod Kuckro and Sam Mintz, E&E News Summary Robert Powelson's departure from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leaves the agency without its most experienced hand on state regulatory affairs at a time when turbulent policy debates about electric grid reliability and the impact of...