July 20, 2024

John Norris

Norris Departure Opens Another FERC Seat
Just days after Norman Bay was sworn in as FERC’s fifth member, Democrat John Norris announced he will resign his position almost three years early.
FERC Split on Reliability Analysis of EPA Rule
Members of FERC last week revealed differences over the impact of the EPA’s proposed carbon emission rule but declined to endorse climate change skeptics’ do-nothing strategy.
At FERC, Uncertainty Remains Despite Norman Bay’s Nod
After a year of political wrangling, FERC finally has its fifth commissioner. But uncertainty will linger for months at the agency due to Norman Bay’s lack of a policy record and the unprecedented compromise that won his confirmation.
Federal Briefs
News briefs on the federal agencies that impact those doing business in PJM's footprint. This week, we highlight the FERC, NRC and Senate.
Who’s to Blame for Negative Prices?
The wind industry is fighting back against Exelon's claims that it, and the production tax credit (PTC) is responsible for negative energy prices that are contributing to nuclear plants' financial woes.
FERC Criticism of Ex-Chair Mounts
Former FERC Chariman Jon Wellinghoff is coming under fire from some of his old colleagues for comments he has made to the media regarding grid safety.
Federal Briefs
Briefs from federal agencies governing PJM Interconnection and other national organizations. This week's news include stories from FERC, Congress, and the EPA.
Binz Nomination in Doubt with Manchin Defection
The nomination of Ron Binz to the FERC chairmanship was in jeopardy last week after coal-state lawmakers took him to task at his confirmation hearing.

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