FERC & Federal

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is an independent regulatory agency that oversees the transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil in interstate commerce, as well as regulating hydroelectric dams and natural gas facilities. 
ACEG Report Lays out the Case for Proactive Planning in PJM
PJM should adopt a more proactive transmission planning process to deal with the changing resource mix and growing demand on its system in the coming 15 years, according to a report by Americans for a Clean Energy Grid.
Xcel Energy
Pro-competition Group Plans to Sue if FERC Reinstates Federal ROFR
FERC has yet to issue a final rule on transmission planning, but supporters of competition for transmission development have said they will appeal it to court if it reimposes a federal right of first refusal. 
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FERC Approves Rate Incentives for NJ OSW Transmission
FERC approved four rate incentives to Mid-Atlantic Offshore Development to serve offshore wind in New Jersey under the State Agreement Approach with PJM. 
FERC Releases Latest Version of ISO/RTO Metrics Report
FERC released the latest iteration of its Common Metrics Report on ISO/RTO markets, which evaluates their performance and benefits.
PJM Requests 2nd Talen Generator Delay Retirement
PJM has requested that Talen Energy continue operating a portion of its H.A. Wagner Generating Station an additional three years beyond its requested 2025 deactivation date.
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PJM OC Briefs: Jan. 11, 2024
PJM reviewed comments it is jointly submitting with other RTOs on several proposed changes to EPA regulations during the Operating Committee meeting.
AEP Transmission
Appeals Court Rejects Review of AEP Transmission Rates
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected four Texas cooperatives’ request to review a 2019 FERC decision over AEP's transmission rates.
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FERC’s Clements Gets GETs’ Benefits to Grid
FERC Commissioner Allison Clements has focused her energy on grid-enhancing technologies since joining the commission and taken a key role in helping establish appropriate incentive mechanisms.
FERC Orders $66.7M in Penalties and Disgorgement on Linde and NIPSCO
FERC ordered Linde and NIPSCO to pay a combined $66.7 million in penalties and disgorgement for manipulating MISO’s demand response program.
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Citing California Law, FERC Rejects PG&E Request for RTO Adder
FERC rejected PG&E's request for an adder to its transmission rates based on its participation in CAISO, finding that California law precludes it from leaving the ISO without the state’s permission.

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