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FERC to Hold Technical Conference on State Policies and Eastern RTO Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a notice that its staff will convene a two-day technical conference to discuss mechanisms to “reconcile” the operation of wholesale energy and capacity markets in eastern Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), which are … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Two

UPDATED 02.03.2017 FERC-issued Order Delegating Further Authority to Staff in Absence of Quorum is available here. Tomorrow, February 3, 2017, will be Norman Bay’s last day on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Commissioner Bay has served since August 4, 2014, … Continue reading

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Department of Energy Week in Review: Release of New Scientific Integrity Policy and Inaugural State of the Labs Report, PetraNova Becomes First Power-Related CCS Project in U.S. to Begin Commercial Operation, and Signing of U.S. and Mexico Bilateral Electric Reliability Principles

It has been a busy week for DOE.  Yesterday, January 11, 2017, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the release of DOE’s Scientific Integrity Policy and the corresponding implementation order.  Stating that “[t]he cornerstone of the scientific integrity policy at DOE is … Continue reading

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FERC Issues Report on Demand Response and Advanced Metering

FERC staff issued its final report of 2016, entitled Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering.  The Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires FERC to prepare annual reports on demand response resources.  This is the eleventh such report. Demand response … Continue reading

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U.S. and Canada Coordinate on Grid Security; FERC Releases Reliability Primer

Two noteworthy documents addressing grid security and reliability came out earlier this month.  The United States and Canada announced the Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy (Joint Strategy), which outlines the two countries’ goals and plans to … Continue reading

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