September 25, 2023

FERC & Federal

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What are National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors and Why Do We Need Them?
A primer on DOE's proposal for creating National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.
FERC Sets Niagara Mohawk Transmission Rate for Hearings
FERC set Niagara Mohawk's proposal to recover its small share of a larger public policy for hearings, as it was unable to determine whether the rate was just and reasonable.
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Plan for GOP President: Cut Climate Programs, ‘Re-examine’ RTOs
If ex-FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee has his way, the next president will eliminate the federal government’s climate programs and have FERC “reexamine” RTOs.  

FERC Briefs: Orders Addressing Arguments Raised on Rehearing
A summary of FERC orders explaining why it denied rehearing request, which are automatically deemed denied unless the commission acts within 30 days.
Monitoring Analytics
DC Circuit Upholds FERC on PJM FTR Rule
The D.C. Circuit upheld FERC’s decision to OK PJM’s FTR forfeiture rule without ordering refunds under previous rules implemented without commission approval.
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FERC-state Transmission Task Force Examines Barriers to GETs
Grid-enhancing technologies offer significant savings, but first a naturally conservative industry needs to get used to using the emerging technologies while maintaining reliability.
Michels Corporation
FERC Approves Incentives for NIPSCO’s MTEP Lines
FERC  approved Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s request for transmission incentives on two lines it is building under the MISO Transmission Expansion Plan.
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.
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Former FERC Commissioners Share Outlooks with MACRUC
Current or former FERC commissioners  shared their views on the future of RTOs and the relationship between state and federal regulators.
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Overheard at EEI 2023
The clean energy transition, the technology and funding to make it happen, were the focus of the Edison Electric Institute’s annual forum.

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