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May 18, 2024
Michael Brooks
Deputy Editor / Daily
Michael joined RTO Insider after stints with The Montgomery County Sentinel, USA TODAY and Patch. A graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Michael lives in Mount Rainier, Md. A former waiter, he asks you to tip your servers generously.

Recent Articles
Stakeholder Soapbox: It’s Time for New Wires on America’s Grid
Eric Gimon of Energy Innovation urges federal and state regulators not to overlook advanced reconductoring as a less expensive way to increase transmission capacity.
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FERC Denies Permit for Pumped Storage Hydro on Navajo Land
FERC denied an application for a 3.6-MW pumped storage hydropower facility on the Little Colorado River in Arizona —  entirely on Navajo Nation land — after the tribe protested that it had not been consulted with by the developer.
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FERC Approves NYISO’s 10-kW Minimum for DERs in Aggregations
FERC approved NYISO’s proposed tariff revisions that set rules for distributed energy resources seeking to participate in its markets, including a 10-kW minimum for individual resources to be included in an aggregation.
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FERC Upholds De-pancaking Provisions in LG&E/KU Rates
FERC upheld its May 2023 order reinstituting de-pancaking provisions in LG&E/KU’s transmission rates, now the subject of a challenge before the D.C. Circuit.  
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FERC: Markets Stable in 2023; Gas Continues to Dominate Mix
2023 began with a mild winter, setting the pace for a relatively quiet year in which natural gas and wholesale electricity prices dropped and the U.S. added a net 26 GW in generation capacity.
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