December 10, 2023

ISO/RTO Council (IRC)

ISO/RTOs Oppose Call for Capacity Accreditation Tech Conference
A call for FERC to run a technical conference on capacity accreditation ran into a mixed reception, with the ISO/RTO Council saying it is too regional of an issue for the idea to have an impact.
Stakeholders Respond to ERO Budget Drafts
Industry stakeholders expressed concern about the ERO's rising budgets and assessments in comments last week.
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MISO’s Bear to Lead ISO/RTO Council, GO15 in 2023
MISO CEO John Bear will helm two international energy industry associations this year, the grid operator said.
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RTOs, Utilities Push Back on Interconnection Deadlines, Penalties
RTOs and others opposed FERC's proposed penalties for missing interconnection study deadlines while generation developers balked at commercial readiness rules.
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Battle Lines Drawn on FERC Tx Planning NOPR
Commenters disagreed over FERC’s proposed transmission planning rules, sparring over its 20-year planning horizon and reinstatement of the federal ROFR.
FERC Sets Tech Conference on RTO Credit Policies
FERC will hold a technical conference on credit risk best practices to prevent a repeat of PJM’s GreenHat Energy default.
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RTO Council Balks at Credit Rulemaking
The ISO/RTO Council asked FERC to reject financial traders’ request to update RTO credit policies, saying it would upset stakeholder proceedings.
IRC: Renewables’ Future Depends on Grid’s Ability to ‘Accommodate’
The ISO/RTO Council's report concludes the grid depends on adding renewables, the accuracy of data and coordinating DER at the grid-operator level.
CFTC to Add ‘Private Rights’ to RTO Exemption
CFTC said it is amending its order exempting RTOs from certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act to clarify that it does not bar private rights of action.
Witnesses Ask CFTC to Drop ‘Private Rights’ Clause
A parade of witnesses implored the CFTC to reverse its position in a case that they say could undermine the broad exemptions the commission granted RTOs and ISOs in 2013.

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