ISO/RTO Council (IRC)
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.
Industry stakeholders expressed concern about the ERO's rising budgets and assessments in comments last week.
MISO CEO John Bear will helm two international energy industry associations this year, the grid operator said.
RTOs and others opposed FERC's proposed penalties for missing interconnection study deadlines while generation developers balked at commercial readiness rules.
Commenters disagreed over FERC’s proposed transmission planning rules, sparring over its 20-year planning horizon and reinstatement of the federal ROFR.
FERC will hold a technical conference on credit risk best practices to prevent a repeat of PJM’s GreenHat Energy default.
The ISO/RTO Council asked FERC to reject financial traders’ request to update RTO credit policies, saying it would upset stakeholder proceedings.
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 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.
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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