December 3, 2023

Public Citizen

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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Generators Oppose PJM Filing to Change Capacity Auction Parameters
Generation owners say a PJM filing that asks FERC to approve a change to the parameters of the RTO’s 2024/25 capacity auction is a tariff violation.
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PJM Gas Generator Failures Eyed in Elliott Storm Review
PJM expects to issue at least $1 billion in penalties over generation outages in December, when plummeting temperatures stretched the region to its limits.
Illinois, Public Citizen Ask for Confidential Docs in Dynegy Probe
The Illinois Attorney General and Public Citizen are calling on FERC to release private files pertaining to its investigation of Dynegy’s conduct in 2015.
FERC Approves New England Generation Deal Over Competition Objections
Federal regulators signed off on a Japanese company’s plan to buy three gas-fired generators in New England, despite opposition from consumer advocates.

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