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July 15, 2024

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Dynegy
FERC Sets Dynegy’s MISO Market Manipulation Case for Hearing
Nearly a decade after the MISO capacity auction in which Dynegy was found to have manipulated clearing prices, FERC has directed hearing and settlement procedures in the case.
Allete
Canada Pension Board, Global Infrastructure Partners to Buy Allete
Canada's pension board and a private equity firm intend to buy Allete for $6.2 billion, a deal that appears to make some Minnesota regulators apprehensive.
Bechtel
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.
Bridgepoint Group
FERC Rejects Bridgepoint-ECP Deal for Failing to Disclose Common Owner
FERC denied a merger proposal in which Bridgepoint tried to buy a 19.9% stake in Energy Capital Partners, saying it did so without prejudice because the first firm failed to disclose its relationship with a third – Blue Owl.
CrossingLights, CC-BY 4.0, via Wikimedia
FERC Directs J.P. Morgan to Declare Affiliations of Two Holding Firms
FERC issued an order that J.P. Morgan Investment Management qualified as an affiliate of Mankato Companies and IIF US Holding 2, through which it is tied to other firms including El Paso Electric.
Farragutful, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
FERC Approves PJM Cost Recovery for NERC Penalty
FERC agreed that PJM could recover a $140,000 penalty for violating NERC reliability standards from ratepayers.
Sen. Ed Markey via Twitter
Dems Introduce Bill on Transmission Planning, RTO Transparency

Congressional Democrats have reintroduced legislation to require FERC to establish interregional  transmission planning processes and increase RTO transparency.

Shutterstock
Vanguard Wins Investment Extension in Split Decision at FERC
Vanguard’s request for an extension of its authorization to procure utility securities went into effect as FERC’s commissioners apparently split 2-2.
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Public Interest, Environmental Groups Urge Transparency at PJM
Consumer advocates, environmental groups and a Maryland lawmaker urged PJM to adopt more transparent decision making processes.
U.S. House of Representatives
New House GOP Majority Moves to Aid Fossil Fuel Sector
House members squared off over a set of proposals from the new GOP majority to lessen environmental and other regulatory barriers to domestic energy production.

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