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February 23, 2024

FERC & Federal

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is an independent regulatory agency that oversees the transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil in interstate commerce, as well as regulating hydroelectric dams and natural gas facilities. 
EPA
Supreme Court Skeptical of EPA’s Good Neighbor Plan
The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared inclined to pause the Biden administration’s Good Neighbor Plan, an EPA rule to limit ozone-forming nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants and industrial facilities in certain states.
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US Needs More Renewables to Meet IRA Emissions Goal, Report Finds
A new report finds that U.S. zero-emission vehicle sales meet industry expectations set upon passage of the IRA but utility-scale clean electricity expansion fall short.
American Clean Power Association
Clean Energy Groups Seek FERC Re-evaluation of Automatic Penalties in MISO Queue
Multiple clean energy organizations have asked FERC to reconsider its approval of automatic penalties for withdrawing generation in MISO’s interconnection queue.
Grain Belt Express
FERC OKs Grain Belt Express Connection Agreement with MISO; Invenergy Displeased with 2030 Target
FERC OK'd a MISO transmission connection agreement for the $7 billion, 5-GW Grain Belt Express transmission line despite protests from developer Invenergy.
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Overheard at Infocast’s 2024 ERCOT Market Summit
Infocast's annual ERCOT Market Summit fell during the third anniversary of the devastating February 2021 winter storm, giving speakers plenty of fodder for discussion.
EEI
EEI Briefs Wall Street on Business and Policy Goals for 2024 and Beyond
The Edison Electric Institute’s senior executives briefed Wall Street on the state of the utility industry and some of the policies it supports. 
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FERC Approves Rate Incentives for NJ OSW Transmission
FERC approved four rate incentives to Mid-Atlantic Offshore Development to serve offshore wind in New Jersey under the State Agreement Approach with PJM. 
FERC
FERC Releases Latest Version of ISO/RTO Metrics Report
FERC released the latest iteration of its Common Metrics Report on ISO/RTO markets, which evaluates their performance and benefits.
PJM
PJM Requests 2nd Talen Generator Delay Retirement
PJM has requested that Talen Energy continue operating a portion of its H.A. Wagner Generating Station an additional three years beyond its requested 2025 deactivation date.
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PJM OC Briefs: Jan. 11, 2024
PJM reviewed comments it is jointly submitting with other RTOs on several proposed changes to EPA regulations during the Operating Committee meeting.

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