Kevin McIntyre and Richard Glick have been confirmed by the Senate to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, giving FERC its full complement of five members for the first time in the past two years.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - The Energy Department’s proposal that directs the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to require regional transmission organizations to “establish just and reasonable rates for wholesale electricity sales” for power plants that show “reliability and resiliency attributes” is stirring up a hornet’s nest.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 - Saying the federal government should not pick winners and losers in energy markets, a group of U.S. manufacturers urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to terminate the Energy Department’s proposed rule, which they say would prop up unprofitable coal and nuclear plants.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 - The Energy Department’s directive to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to issue a rule that helps accurately price electricity generation was intended to spark a conversation on the resiliency and reliability of the country’s electric grid, Energy Secretary Rick Perry told a recent hearing on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 – “Since it is not a question of ‘if’ but a question of ‘when’ the power grid will face significant physical and cyber threats, resiliency should be a priority for our electricity system.”
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2017 - House and Senate committees are busily debating energy policy options that include boosting support for coal, carbon capture and storage, using more wind and solar power, addressing climate change, and the federal energy research programs threatened by steep budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.