Tag Archives: FERC

FERC Acts on State Subsidies in PJM, Fuel Security in ISO-NE

FERC recently issued two orders addressing the broader issue of “out-of-market” payments.  These orders signal a vigorous debate at FERC of several hot button issues that may be subject to significant political pressure as Commissioner Powelson’s replacement is appointed and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on FERC Acts on State Subsidies in PJM, Fuel Security in ISO-NE

President Trump Orders “Immediate Steps” to Support Coal and Nuclear Resources in Latest Chapter of Grid Resiliency Saga

President Trump “has directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to prepare immediate steps” to stop the retirements “fuel-secure power facilities,” according to a statement from the White House Press Secretary.  This is the latest development in a series of efforts … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on President Trump Orders “Immediate Steps” to Support Coal and Nuclear Resources in Latest Chapter of Grid Resiliency Saga

FERC Considering Revisions to Pipeline Certificate Policy

Last month, FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry seeking information as it explores revising its policy statement on the certification of new natural gas transportation facilities.  The Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities Statement of Policy that is … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts | Tagged , , | Comments Off on FERC Considering Revisions to Pipeline Certificate Policy

FERC Gives Increasing Attention to Distributed Energy Resources

A number of recent FERC actions highlight the Commission’s growing focus on distributed energy resources (DERs).  Although there is no standard definition of DERs, the term generally refers to small resources that are located on the distribution system (typically below … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on FERC Gives Increasing Attention to Distributed Energy Resources

FERC Approves Cybersecurity Reliability Standard

In its April Open Meeting, FERC issued a final rule approving a cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standard.  The rule focuses on low impact Bulk Electric System (BES) Cyber Systems and transient electronic devices.  “Low impact” is the default … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on FERC Approves Cybersecurity Reliability Standard