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Utility Seeks DOE Emergency Assistance to Resolve Alleged Market Emergency

At the end of March, FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FirstEnergy) sent a letter to the Department of Energy (DOE) requesting that the agency issue an emergency order under Section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act.  Section 202(c) allows for orders during … Continue reading

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DOE Compiles Publicly-Available Transmission Data in its in Annual U.S. Transmission Data Review

Yesterday, DOE released its 2018 Annual U.S. Transmission Data Review, which gathers and presents, in a unified framework, data on the U.S. transmission system from the Energy Information Administration, Edison Electric Institute, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, and FERC.  … Continue reading

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White House Releases Proposed Budget and Infrastructure Framework

Both the President’s proposed budget and the Trump Administration’s long-awaited infrastructure plan recommend significant changes to the role the federal government plays in the energy sector.  The President’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes substantial cuts to both … Continue reading

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FERC Terminates DOE’s Proposed Grid Resilience Pricing Rule; Initiates New Proceeding to Further Examine Resilience Issues

Yesterday, FERC issued an order terminating the DOE -proposed grid resilience and reliability pricing rulemaking and initiating a new proceeding to take additional steps to evaluate the resilience of the bulk power system in regions operated by ISOs and RTOs, … Continue reading

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DOE Grants FERC Extension Request in Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule Proceeding

Yesterday, DOE granted FERC’s request for a 30-day extension of the 60-day deadline to take final action on its Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule proposed late September.  New FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre sought the extension in a letter dated Thursday, December … Continue reading

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