James Downing
D.C. Correspondent
James Downing has covered electricity for more than 15 years including at Restructuring Today/Power Markets Today and Congressional Quarterly. Before that he had a brief stint at a small daily newspaper in Massachusetts. He grew up in Maine. He is a Red Sox fan, pending the signing of Rafael Devers.

Recent Articles
Senate Confirms Chang as Clements’ Replacement on FERC
The Senate confirmed Judy Chang to a five-year term at FERC, meaning the commission will be at a full complement of five members even after Commissioner Allison Clements leaves at the end of June.
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FERC ALJ Lambastes Basin Electric’s Business Practices
A FERC administrative law judge found that Basin Electric Power Cooperative improperly included the costs of a for-profit gasification business in its wholesale electricity rates.
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Rosner, See Clear Senate to Fill out FERC
The U.S. Senate confirmed two of President Joe Biden’s three nominees, David Rosner and Lindsay See, to FERC and is poised to take a final vote on Judy Chang. 
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Bill Gates’ TerraPower Breaks Ground on Advanced Nuclear Plant
TerraPower broke ground on its Natrium reactor demonstration project in Wyoming, making it the first advanced reactor to enter construction.
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Paper Examines How to Properly Value DER Grid Contributions
The use of distributed energy resources can reduce grid costs, delay system upgrades, authors contend.
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