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Fagen, Inc.
FERC Issues Show Cause Order on TO Self-funding in 4 RTOs

The proceedings will look into the practice by MISO, PJM, SPP and ISO-NE of allowing transmission owners to self-fund network upgrades needed to bring generation online, saying the practice may amount to favoring TOs over interconnection customers.

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
D.C. Circuit Upholds NYISO 17-year Amortization Rule
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld FERC’s approval of a key NYISO capacity market price determinant that the state utility regulator says could raise costs by hundreds of millions of dollars per year. 
Western Area Power Administration
WAPA Tariff Falls Short of Reciprocity Status, FERC Finds
The Western Area Power Administration’s non-jurisdictional Open Access Transmission Tariff does not meet the standard of an “acceptable reciprocity tariff,” despite recent revisions the federal power agency incorporated into the tariff, FERC ruled.
Senate ENR Committee
Conference Explores AI Solutions to Data Center Power Demand
Artificial intelligence may be driving new energy demand from hyperscale data centers, but it could also help find new solutions to meet that demand.
Analysis Group
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.
UniSource Energy
Critics Call out Ariz. Commission for ‘Troubling’ Precedent
Arizona regulators are under fire for decisions on the expansion of a UNS gas-fired plant and third-party IRP audits.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
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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MARC 2024 Displays Mixed Feelings on Transition Feasibility
The 2024 Mid-America Regulatory Conference showcased a tug-of-war of positivity and cynicism over meeting growing demand with a fleet that should evolve faster to meet clean energy goals.
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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. 
CAISO Board Approves Interconnection Enhancements Proposal
The CAISO board unanimously approved the ISO’s Interconnection Process Enhancements proposal, the product of more than a year of stakeholder engagement and troubleshooting.

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