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May 21, 2024

Mark Christie

FERC
FERC Issues Transmission Rule Without ROFR Changes, Christie’s Vote
FERC issued Order 1920, its long-awaited final rule on long-term regional transmission planning and cost allocation, but it could not fulfill hopes for a unanimous vote.
NERC
Christie, Clements Praise NERC’s Honesty at Board Meeting
FERC commissioners urged NERC to continue its outreach efforts at a meeting that also saw the ERO's Board of Trustees approve several new CIP standards.
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SPP Regional State Committee Briefs: May 6, 2024
FERC Commissioner Mark Christie, who still refers to himself as a state regulator after 17 years on the Virginia commission, offered words of praise and encouragement for SPP’s state regulators.
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Overheard at the Energy Bar Association’s 2024 Annual Meeting
The ongoing turnover of the generation fleet to cleaner resources, the recent return of demand growth and the need to stitch all that together with transmission expansion all came up at the Energy Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. 
Ameren
FERC Observers, Stakeholders Lay out What is at Stake with Tx Rule Looming
FERC is set to vote on its long-awaited proposed rule on transmission planning and cost allocation for regional lines at a special open meeting May 13.
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FERC Approves NYISO’s 10-kW Minimum for DERs in Aggregations
FERC approved NYISO’s proposed tariff revisions that set rules for distributed energy resources seeking to participate in its markets, including a 10-kW minimum for individual resources to be included in an aggregation.
PJM
FERC Approves Cost Allocation for $5 Billion in PJM Transmission Expansion
FERC approved PJM’s cost allocation for a $5 billion in transmission upgrades aimed at resolving reliability violations posed by growing data center load in Northern Virginia and retirements in Maryland.
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FERC’s Christie: Transmission Can’t be Built Without State Support
The surest way to ensure that transmission is not expanded is to usurp states’ authority, FERC Commissioner Mark Christie said at WIRES’ Spring Member Meeting in Chicago.
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FERC: Markets Stable in 2023; Gas Continues to Dominate Mix
2023 began with a mild winter, setting the pace for a relatively quiet year in which natural gas and wholesale electricity prices dropped and the U.S. added a net 26 GW in generation capacity.
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FERC’s Christie Warns of ‘Very Dark Place’
FERC Commissioner Mark Christie brought his message of the need for grid reliability to the Gulf Coast Power Association's MISO-SPP Forum, saying the U.S. is "heading for a very dark place."

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