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May 24, 2024

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EEI Sues EPA over Power Plant Rules’ Carbon-capture Requirement
The Edison Electric Institute has joined the litigation against EPA’s power plant rules under Clean Air Act Section 111, filing its own petition to review the rules and intervening in existing suits. 
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FERC Issues Transmission Rule Without ROFR Changes, Christie’s Vote
FERC issued Order 1920, its long-awaited final rule on long-term regional transmission planning and cost allocation, but it could not fulfill hopes for a unanimous vote.
Senate ENR Committee
Senate Energy Subcommittee Examines Cybersecurity Shortfalls at Dams
Most of the U.S.’ dams lack adequate cybersecurity protections, and FERC’s resources are too limited to develop them, senators heard in committee.
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FERC Watchers Weigh in as Transmission Rule Approaches Finish Line
FERC appears to be nearing completion on its transmission planning rulemaking, with cost allocation rules and the federal ROFR among the issues at stake.
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Utilities Facing Increased Scrutiny over Political Activities

Bribery scandals and concerns over reliability and the pace of decarbonization have caused increasing scrutiny of utilities’ political activities.

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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.
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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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NERC Members Call for More Communication
Participants in NERC's Member Representatives Committee said better industry outreach is needed to tackle a host of emerging challenges.
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NERC Board to Vote on Rule Changes for IBRs
NERC's Board of Trustees will vote on a set of rule changes to allow the registration of inverter-based resources.
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Industry Approves New Cold Weather Standard in Final Vote
The impasse over the ERO’s latest cold weather standard has ended, with EOP-012-2 finally receiving enough votes from industry stakeholders to pass its third formal comment and ballot period.

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