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May 22, 2024

State Regulation

Each state and province maintains a public utilities commission or other body to regulate utilities within its jurisdiction. Commissions typically oversee utilities' rates and services, and mediate disputes between utilities and ratepayers.
FEMA
Ariz. Looks to Public Safety Power Shutoffs to Prevent Wildfires
Arizona Public Service is prepared to implement public safety power shutoffs, and another utility in the state is laying the groundwork to use the wildfire prevention technique.
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NY State Reliability Council Executive Committee Briefs: March 8, 2024
The New York State Reliability Council Executive Committee approved for industry review two new proposed reliability rules aimed at revising NYISO’s transmission planning requirements to account for fuel shortages at gas-fired power plants.
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NARUC Looks at How to Manage New Large Loads
The power industry is facing an increasingly delicate balancing act as policies drive some generators to retirement, while major new loads are popping up and making planning more difficult.
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New York Approves Final Rule on Inverter-based Resources
NYSRC approved a rule establishing minimum interconnection standards for large inverter-based resources in order to address a 120-GW bottleneck in NYISO's interconnection queue.
State Farm
Hawaii PUC Approves HECO Grid Resilience Plan
The Hawaii PUC approved HECO's resilience plan to harden the grid against wildfires and other natural threats.
Ohio House of Representatives
Ohio, Pa. Officials Examine PJM Reliability in Joint Session
Ohio and Pennsylvania lawmakers met in Columbus for a hearing on the future reliability of the PJM grid, quizzing RTO and industry insiders on the role states can have in maintaining resource adequacy.
NYISO
NY State Reliability Council Executive Committee Briefs: Jan. 12, 2024
NYISO briefed the committee on an upcoming white paper to propose updates to the ISO’s resource adequacy modeling.
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NY Reliability Council Approves 22% IRM for 2024/25
After four rounds of voting, the New York State Reliability Council Executive Committee approved a 22% IRM for 2024/25, up from 20% for the previous year.
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RTO Officials Warn of ‘Messy Transition’ at NARUC Annual Meeting
MISO CEO John Bear and PJM CEO Manu Asthana expressed concerns about gas-fired resources retiring prematurely at NARUC's Annual Meeting in California.
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NY Reliability Council OKs Interconnection Standards for Large IBRs
The New York State Reliability Council OK'd interconnection standards for inverter-based resources larger than 20 MW.  

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