December 10, 2023

consumer advocacy

New England’s New Gen Giant Sees Future in Hydrogen, Not Renewables
JERA Americas, which just bought up a significant portion New England’s energy generation, doesn’t see its decarbonization future in renewables, its CEO said.
No Coal, No Gas
Climate Activists Take Over Small Piece of ISO-NE
Activists organized by No Coal No Gas flooded the RTO's Consumer Liaison Group meeting to elect a slate of candidates to its coordinating committee.
FERC Approves New England Generation Deal Over Competition Objections
Federal regulators signed off on a Japanese company’s plan to buy three gas-fired generators in New England, despite opposition from consumer advocates.
PJM Reserve Price Formation Issue Charge Approved
PJM stakeholders narrowly approved an issue charge to examine the RTO’s operating reserve demand curve and transmission constraint penalty factors.
Members Endorse Charter for PJM PIEOUG
Members of PJM’s Public Interest and Environmental Organizations User Group unanimously endorsed a new charter for the stakeholder body.
Consumer Advocates Upset with Pick for ISO-NE Board
Stakeholders are complaining about the nominating process for former Maine PUC Commissioner Mark Vannoy's appointment to ISO-NE’s board.
Retiring CAPS Head Dan Griffiths Feted at Annual Meeting
Dan Griffiths, who is stepping down as executive director of the Consumer Advocates of the PJM States, was feted at the PJM Annual Meeting.
Public Interest Groups Cry Foul over Technical Conference, RTO Transparency
Public interest groups say they were shut out of last week’s FERC technical conference on tensions between state energy policies and wholesale markets.
Consumer Advocates’ Funding Request Sparks Sharp Words
A proposal by the Consumer Advocates of the PJM States that the RTO fund the group’s $450,000 budget through an assessment on electric customers won support from state regulators and other load interests but drew sharp opposition from suppliers.
Capacity Performance Tops Consumer Advocates’ Meeting with PJM Board
Consumer advocates told PJM that Capacity Performance could saddle ratepayers with excessive costs because of its treatment of renewable energy.

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