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June 16, 2024

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Overheard at the 76th Annual NECPUC Symposium
Angst over looming load growth, cost increases and reliability headaches headlined the 76th annual New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners Symposium.
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FERC OKs Pipeline Expansion Despite West Coast States’ Opposition
FERC rejected rehearing requests on the expansion of the Gas Transmission Northwest pipeline’s capacity into the Northwest over three states’ objections and Commissioner Allison Clements’ dissent. 
Senate ENR Committee
Granholm Defends DOE’s 2025 Budget at Senate Hearing
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm defended her department’s $51 billion budget proposal for FY25 before hostile Republicans on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
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Appeals Court Upholds FERC on Gas Project Extensions
The D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of FERC granting previously approved natural gas projects’ requests for an extension of their deadlines to bring the facilities online.
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RTOs Jointly Call for Improved Gas-electric Coordination
ISO-NE, MISO, PJM and SPP released a report calling for improvements to the coordination of the electric and natural gas systems.
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FERC Approves Pipeline to Supply New TVA Cumberland Gas Plant
FERC put the Tennessee Valley Authority one step closer to replacing its Cumberland coal plant with a new natural gas plant when it permitted a new pipeline.
Senate ENR Committee
Senate ENR Searches for Bipartisan Compromise on ‘Permitting Reform’
Sen. Joe Manchin called on colleagues to put politics aside and hammer out a bipartisan bill to accelerate permitting of energy and transmission projects.
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Senators Praise Phillips, FERC’s Output at Oversight Hearing
All four FERC commissioners testified at an oversight hearing on Thursday, with senators praising its recent approval of natural gas infrastructure.
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Senate Energy Comm. Ponders Change in Cybersecurity Authorities
Senators discussed new bills that would give FERC authority over gas pipeline cybersecurity and change how DOE handles cyber threats.
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Study: Philadelphia Gas Infrastructure Costs Rise as Consumers Electrify
Philadelphia Gas Works must spend billions to replace leak-prone pipes as more customers are likely to switch to electric heating, according to a new report.

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