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June 25, 2024
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
Report Shows Wide Range of Data Center Demand Scenarios for Virginia
Growing demand from Northern Virginia’s Data Center Alley could outpace the power industry’s ability to keep up, according to a new report by Aurora Energy Research.
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FERC Order 1920 Sees Wide-ranging Rehearing Requests

FERC has received rehearing requests on Order 1920 ranging from stakeholders who just want to see a few tweaks, to those who prefer the commission trash the entire order and start over.

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Order 1920 Rehearing Requests from States Seek Bigger Role in Tx Planning
The states that filed for a rehearing of FERC Order 1920 on transmission planning and cost allocation either argue the federal regulator is overstepping its authority or want changes to the order to ensure it doesn’t upset ongoing regional planning efforts.
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Clements Says Order 1920 Will Help States, not Usurp Authority
FERC Commissioner Allison Clements said Order 1920 will make it easier for states to address the changes facing the industry.
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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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