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And he noted that PJM will do a formal analysis of the grid impact of the planned closings of the FirstEnergy reactors in the next 30 days, using an analytical procedure approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. If the analysis determines that the shutdowns would destabilize the grid, PJM ... manager Energy Department
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has said cybersecurity standards are lacking in the nation's electricity distribution system. Several states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Texas, have already taken similar steps. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security last October issued ...

The Department of Energy political appointee who oversaw a high-profile grid study is heading to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, according to multiple sources familiar with the move. Travis Fisher. Photo credit: Fisher/LinkedIn. Travis Fisher. Fisher/LinkedIn. Travis Fisher, who left his DOE ...
The previous appeal to the DOE had DOE Secretary Rick Perry asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to regard the old plants as crucial because, unlike the ultra efficient gas turbines, the traditional coal-fired power plants store coal on-site while the nuclear plants need to be refueled every ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on March 15 that it won't be so flexible with "untimely" interventions as it has been in the past. It was responding to Delaware Riverkeeper Network which filed its opposition to a pipeline project at Birdsboro, Pa., five weeks after the deadline. Three of the ...
Pressure to send the savings back to electricity, gas and water customers regulated at the state level escalated recently after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission demanded federally regulated utilities report back to them about the potential tax windfall and returning the money to customers.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is among the targets of alleged Iranian hackers indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on Friday. Nine members of an Iran-based company stole data from hundreds of universities and dozens of companies around the world, DOJ said, acting in many cases on ...
Ben Grumbles, who heads the department, said the state has added almost two dozen environmental conditions, many of which "go above and beyond" what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would typically include. "The bottom line is that this pipeline will ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has outlined the steps it would take to make sure that the clients of utilities and oil and gas pipeline operators don't bear any financial burden from the sweeping tax reform that President Trump signed into law in December. The reform, among other things, ...
030818 FERC Resilience Action pic Chairman Kevin McIntyre suggested the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would like to more fairly value the resilience attributes that power plants provide to the grid, based on the energy source they use. (Flickr) ...
That gives the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission time to finish its work on a climate review the D.C. Circuit ordered last year. Yesterday's decision is a major blow to environmentalists whose legal challenge to Sabal Trail was set to make history by shutting down a major gas pipeline for climate ...
The motion essentially backs a 2016 decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that gives Delta-Montrose the ability to get more of its energy locally. “We're here to support the energy producers in our community,” Monique DiGiorgio, executive director for Local First, said. “We want renewable ...
A federal appeals court has denied Duke Energy's bid for a longer federal license to manage the Catawba River, the source of energy, water and recreation for the Charlotte region. The license impacts recreation areas, drought management, land conservation, preservation of historic sites and more.
the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied rehearing and rehearing en banc (before the full court) of petitions for rehearing filed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and jointly by Duke Energy Florida, Florida Power & Light Co., Florida Southeast Connection ...
Dan Brouillette, deputy secretary of energy nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, from left, Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson, nominees to be a members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for Trump, answer questions while standing during a Senate Energy and Natural ...
Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are hinting that the independent government agency likely will take some type of action to better value the resilience that certain power plants provide to the electric grid, based on what grid operators report this week. The nation's federally overseen ...
A coalition of groups representing utilities, renewable energy providers and environmentalists sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday outlining principles for wholesale electricity market reforms. The groups outlined five priorities for market reform, saying policies should be ...

The Alaska LNG Project appears to have just blown off Mat-Su as a pipeline terminal and site for its big liquefied natural gas plant. In its analysis the LNG planners mistakenly looked at the wrong site – Point MacKenzie instead of Port MacKenzie. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is taking a bit of a different approach to identifying its high value data assets. Unlike many agencies which parsed their data sets based on high value, medium value and low value, FERC is taking a more holistic approach from birth to death. Mittal Desai, the ...
In an action that industry observers have hailed as opening the floodgates for electric energy storage and sounding the death knell for peaking power plants across the nation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a Final Rule requiring every Regional Transmission Organization ...
Jason Allen is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member and co-chair of the Energy Industry Team. He is a member of the Finance & Financial Institutions, Transactional & Securities, and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices. Mr. Allen's practice focuses in the ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an order allowing the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. FERC's vote to open US wholesale energy ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today issued an order requiring that grid operators allow energy storage to participate in wholesale markets, where electricity is bought and sold. The order, however, did not provide a similar pathway to participation for distributed energy resources.
Major pipeline companies are getting heartburn from President Trump's corporate tax cuts, as scores of trade groups and states pressure federal energy regulators to force the industry to cut their rates. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is receiving a flood of petitions from consumer energy ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has opened an investigation into the operation of the Reusens hydroelectric plant on the James River, less than a year after New Jersey-based Eagle Creek Renewable Energy bought the plant. According to a Jan. 25 letter from FERC's Division of Hydropower ...
Total Gas & Power North America, Inc. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Pending petition. Docket No. Op. Below, Argument, Opinion, Vote, Author, Term. 17-975 · 5th Cir. TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD. Issue: Whether forcing an entity to defend claims for civil liability and penalties in an ultra vires agency proceeding, ...
On March 15, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced that master limited partnerships (MLPs) would no longer be allowed to charge an income tax allowance in their cost of service rates. While the effect of this new policy is significant for some midstream companies, the impact ...
A Berks County environmental group took issue with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval Thursday of the DTE Midstream Appalachia pipeline in Birdsboro. Karen Feridun, a member of Berks Gas Truth, charged that FERC had ignored contamination at the site and disregarded the power ...
Grid manager PJM Interconnection wants the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to order the pipelines and other grid managers like itself across the nation to share and coordinate information in real time, something that apparently has not been happening. The request was part of a formal response ...
The following statement from FERC chair Kevin J. McIntyre was posted to the FERC website. “For some months now I have received inquiries from friends and colleagues, energy industry contacts and others regarding my health. I very much appreciate the expressions of concern and support that I have ...
Last month, the independent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shot down a sweeping proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry. By rejecting the proposal, which would have led to dangerous levels of air pollution, FERC helped secure the health of thousands of Americans. Perry's proposed Grid ...
The DC Circuit Court in August found the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission provided too little information about the downstream greenhouse gas emissions from the power plants the pipelines would supply. While FERC and the pipelines asked the court on rehearing to remand rather than vacate ...
On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 841, a final rule designed to facilitate greater participation by electric storage resources (including batteries, flywheels, compressed air, pumped-hydro, etc.) in organized wholesale electric markets operated by ...
In fact, in December of 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) directed the ACP to propose an alternate route that maximized collocation. Nevertheless, the ACP produced alternate route GWNF 6 which is 95 miles long, has no collocation whatsoever, and was subsequently approved by ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an order allowing the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. FERC's vote to open US wholesale energy ...
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has asked Alaska Gasline Development Corp., the state gas corporation, to take another look at Port MacKenzie as a site for a large natural gas liquefaction plant for the proposed Alaska LNG Project. AGDC is now leading the big gas project, which ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is telling owners of the 1,700 other hydroelectric dams it regulates nationally that it expects them to look equally hard at their own organizations and aging dams, in the wake of the sudden collapse of much of first one, then both spillways last February at the ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday did half of what's needed to keep the Sabal Trail pipeline in service: It completed a court-ordered analysis of greenhouse gas emissions. But the agency hasn't yet taken the second critical step of issuing an order to reauthorize the project.
Major pipeline companies are getting heartburn from President Trump's corporate tax cuts, as scores of trade groups and states pressure federal energy regulators to force the industry to cut their rates. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is receiving a flood of petitions from consumer energy ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has opened an investigation into the operation of the Reusens hydroelectric plant on the James River, less than a year after New Jersey-based Eagle Creek Renewable Energy bought the plant. According to a Jan. 25 letter from FERC's Division of Hydropower ...
Chairman Kevin McIntyre said yesterday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is looking into what the agency could do to ensure that rates paid by consumers reflect the large decline in the federal corporate tax rate enacted late last year. Speaking with reporters after FERC's monthly meeting, ...
Then, in September, Mr. Perry proposed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission adopt a rule that would increase financial returns for power plants capable of stockpiling at least 90 days' worth of fuel on-site — a plan that would effectively subsidize struggling coal and nuclear power plants, ...
Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc., has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to build, install, own, operate and maintain natural gas transmission facilities in Tuscarawas and Licking counties, as well as three counties in Pennsylvania. Dominion Energy ...
On Jan. 12, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued data requests to four interstate pipelines that are proposing incremental recourse rates in pending Natural Gas Act (NGA) Section 7 certificate applications.1 This action was significant because it appears to be FERC's first step toward ...
Paxton part of coalition asking Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reduce utility rates ... Paxton, along with representatives of 17 other states, is now urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to allow public utilities companies to pass on their savings to citizens by allowing them to ...
11, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied the request from the company to revive the proposed 125-mile Constitution Pipeline from the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania to Upstate New York. The decision comes during one of the largest expansions of natural gas infrastructure in U.S. ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has refused to grant a ruling that would have paved the way for construction of the Constitution Pipeline — a proposed 124-mile natural gas line that would cross Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Schoharie counties. Constitution Pipeline Company LLC filed a ...
Back in the United States, in an unexpected move, the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected the Trump administration's proposal to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants. Trump has repeatedly promised to bolster coal production and the number of coal jobs in ...
But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the rule falls short of "clear and fundamental" legal requirements, by giving preferential treatment to some ... The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is a regulatory agency tasked with overseeing the interstate transmission of natural gas, ...
House and Senate Democrats on Thursday asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to provide them with a special joint briefing on the environmental practices of a company that's trying to build a major pipeline in Ohio. “Our committees have a longstanding interest in ensuring that drilling ...


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