May 22, 2024

West Virginia

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 Rejects Complaints from IMM, W.Va. PSC Arguing for Access to PJM Liaison Committee
FERC has rejected two complaints from the West Virginia Public Service Commission and the Independent Market Monitor seeking access to PJM's Liaison Committee.
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Utility CEOs See Ongoing Role for Gas, Nuclear in Decarbonization
Utility executives told state regulators that natural gas and nuclear power will be part of the electric mix for decades as the industry decarbonizes.
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.
5 PJM States Considering Bills to Require Utilities to File Stakeholder Votes
Legislators in five states in PJM have filed similar bills that would require regulated utilities to submit all of their stakeholder votes publicly with state regulators.
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FirstEnergy Pressured to Acquire W.Va. Coal Plant
Pressure to purchase and run a West Virginia coal-fired power plant poses financial and political complications for Ohio-based FirstEnergy.
W.Va. PSC Files Complaint over PJM Meeting Policy
The regulators contend that PJM is violating its tariff by not granting the PSC access to meetings of the RTO’s Member Liaison Committee.
Ohio Alliance to Support Appalachian Hydrogen Hub
Leaders of the Ohio Clean Hydrogen Hub Alliance say they will support a West Virginia-led initiative to create a regional hydrogen hub.
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Battelle: Multi-state Hydrogen Hubs Will Be Favored by DOE
In the race for $2 billion hydrogen hub funding, the U.S. Department of Energy will insist on $2 billion in matching funds.
DOE Gets Hydrogen Hub Advice from Industry and Others
Industries with operations in Ohio and Pennsylvania filed responses to DOE’s initial request for information on developing a multistate hydrogen hub.

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