September 25, 2023

FERC & Federal

Déjà Vu as FERC, NERC Issue Recommendations over Holiday Outages
FERC and NERC called for completing winterization standards and strengthening natural gas infrastructure in response to widespread outages last Christmas.  
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Nation’s Grid Faces ‘Rendezvous with Reality’
An SPP Resource Adequacy Summit provided an opportunity for federal and state regulators, academics, market participants and stakeholders to discuss the reliability issues facing the grid.
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FERC Approves NERC Transfer Study Funding Request
FERC gave NERC the go-ahead to redirect already-budgeted funds and tap its reserves to pay for a congressionally mandated study.
FERC Approves PJM Change to Emergency Triggers
FERC approved PJM's proposal to tighten the triggers initiating a performance assessment interval.
NAESB Forum Chairs Push for Gas Reliability Organization
The chairs of NAESB's forum on gas-electric harmonization said significant reforms may be needed to bring the two industries into alignment.
Senate Budget Committee
Senate Committee Looks into Climate Change’s Grid Impacts
Climate change is already causing billions of dollars in economic costs and infrastructure damage, including the power grid, the Senate Budget Committee heard.
Sen. Ed Markey via Twitter
Dems Introduce Bill on Transmission Planning, RTO Transparency

Congressional Democrats have reintroduced legislation to require FERC to establish interregional  transmission planning processes and increase RTO transparency.

NAESB Wrapping up Gas-electric Harmonization Forum
NAESB is wrapping up a process to develop recommendations to improve coordination between the natural gas and electric industries, which needs to be improved after it contributed to recent cold weather reliability events.
California Energy Commission
DOE Awards $207M in Grid Resilience Investments
DOE has announced $324 million in grants to 29 recipients so far this year.
White House Sets 2025 Cybersecurity Priorities
The White House designated its cybersecurity priorities for fiscal 2025 in a memo Tuesday.

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