National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
FERC hosted a senior EPA staffer and heard from the industry and states on how the environmental regulator's latest proposal to cut carbon emissions from power plants will impact grid reliability as it is implemented.
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EPA received comments on its proposal to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants, with some, including ISO/RTOs, arguing the proposal needed major improvements to preserve reliability.
FERC rejected a call for new physical security standards while clarifying its cybersecurity incentives order.
Industry stakeholders expressed concern about the ERO's rising budgets and assessments in comments last week.
NERC and industry trade groups asked FERC to reject a call to change how assets are classified under the Critical Infrastructure Protection standard.
USDA announced $10.7 billion in funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to help rural electric cooperatives fund zero-emission and carbon capture projects.
DOE's proposal to update efficiency standards for distribution transformers would make supply shortages of the key grid equipment worse, industry argued.
A USEA media briefing addressed the “crisis ahead for electric utilities" as policymakers seek to decarbonize the grid while electrifying the economy.
Supply chain issues, the trend toward electrification, and cyber and physical security all weigh on the minds of leaders of the nation’s electric cooperatives.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association urged Congress to streamline permitting of transmission, backing a bill to limit NEPA reviews to two years.
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