FERC declined to reconsider two orders upholding NEPOOL’s gag rule but allowing an RTO Insider reporter to join the organization’s End User sector.
The New England Power Pool voted to admit RTO Insider correspondent Michael Kuser as an End User member under strict rules that prevent him from reporting publicly on what he hears in meetings.
The New England Power Pool indicated it won’t let reporters into its meetings without a fight, asking FERC to reconsider its order rejecting a press ban.
FERC rejected NEPOOL’s attempt to bar members of the press from membership, but left intact — for now, at least — rules barring reporting on proceedings.
Despite a few bumps, scrapes and scares throughout the year, ISO-NE delivered on time by dispatching key market initiatives.
RTO Insider responded to NEPOOL’s answer to protests that joined the publication in calling for open stakeholder meetings.
Six New England senators urged FERC Tuesday to end the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) ban on public and press attendance at stakeholder meetings.
FERC can’t overturn the New England Power Pool’s longstanding ban on public and press access to stakeholder meetings, NEPOOL told the commission.
The New England Power Pool’s proposal to codify its ban on press was attacked by consumer advocates, environmental groups and press advocates.
The FERC commissioners who approved NEPOOL as ISO-NE’s stakeholder body in 2004 were unaware at the time that it barred the press from its meetings.
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