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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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The governments of Canada and Nunavut announce investments in energy efficiency upgrades that help residents save energy and money

Press Release, Markets Insider Summary GATINEAU , QC, Sept. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Nunavut are working together to take action on climate change, helping residents save money while they improve energy efficiency. Today, the Minister of Environment and...

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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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MRC Submits Comments in Response to FERC DER Aggregation Conference

On June 22, 2018, the MRC filed comments in response to FERC's Notice of Technical Conference, dated February 15, 2018, relating to Participation of Distributed Energy Aggregations in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators (Docket No. RM18-9-000)...

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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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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...


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The MRC Submits Comments to FERC for the new "Resilience Docket"

Microgrid Resources Coalition Washington DC, 9 May, 2018 - Today the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the new docket – “Grid Resilience in Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators ...


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MRC Submits Comments on FERC Resilience Docket

On May 9, 2018, the MRC filed comments and a Motion to Intervene in connection with the Grid Resilience in Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators, FERC Docket No. RM18-7-000. MRC's comments focus on broadening the definition of "resilience", while highlighting the...

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