December 9, 2023

Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA)

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3rd Circuit Rejects Challenges to PJM MOPR, Affirms Authority over FERC Deadlocks
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld FERC's 2021 approval of PJM's tightened minimum offer price rule, which removed a requirement that resources receiving state subsidies be mitigated to their cost-based offer.
EPSA Releases Policy Principles for Energy ‘Expansion’
The Electric Power Supply Association has released a set of policy principles it hopes will inform legislators and regulators as they work to evolve the grid to cleaner supplies and greater demand from electrification.
FERC-NERC Elliott Report Calls Winter Outages ‘Unacceptable’
In their final report on Winter Storm Elliott, FERC and NERC said congressional action on natural gas reliability is needed.
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FERC Approves CAISO Wheel-through Rule Changes

FERC approved a raft of CAISO tariff changes intended to ease temporary restrictions on wheeling power through the ISO’s grid under emergency conditions.

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DC Circuit Affirms FERC Order on PJM MSOC
The court reaffirmed FERC's order eliminating the default offer cap, denying generators' claims that the changes to PJM's market seller offer cap deprived them of the ability to set their own rates.
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EPA Power Plant Proposal Gets Mixed Reception in Comments
EPA received comments on its proposal to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants, with some, including ISO/RTOs, arguing the proposal needed major improvements to preserve reliability.
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FERC Explains Denial of Rehearing on Cold Weather Standard
FERC said petitioners' call to overturn its approval of EOP-012-1 was outside the scope of the proceeding.
Panelists Debate PJM Capacity Market at FERC Forum
PJM officials and stakeholders told FERC they oppose abandoning the RTO’s capacity market but disagree over the degree to which it needs to be changed.
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FERC Denies Rehearing of Cold Weather Standard
FERC said last week that “by operation of law” it would not reconsider its approval of one of NERC’s new cold weather reliability standards.
Vistra, EPSA Protest MISO’s Show-cause Order
Two competitive electricity organizations have protested FERC’s show-cause order to MISO that will ultimately downsize resources’ capacity accreditation values.

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