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June 13, 2024

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)

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Maryland Bill Would Require Utilities to Report Votes at PJM
A bill passed by the Maryland House of Delegates would require that utilities submit annual reports detailing their votes at PJM.
PJM MOPR Rehearing Requests Pour into FERC
Stakeholders asked FERC to reconsider requiring PJM to overhaul its capacity market, saying the directive is unnecessary and oversteps federal jurisdiction.
FERC Rejects Pepco, Delmarva Tx Rate Challenges
FERC rejected transmission rate challenges against Pepco and Delmarva Power & Light that questioned the accounting of the utilities' prepaid pension assets.
Overheard at ReliabilityFirst’s Annual Meeting 2019
ReliabilityFirst’s annual meeting featured discussions on cybersecurity, GridEx V, electromagnetic pulses and the health of the ERO.
FERC Nixes SMECO Request to Pre-empt Md. Solar Rules
FERC denied a request by SMECO to rehear a petition asking it to rule that Maryland PSC's community solar program runs afoul of PURPA.
FERC Punts SMECO-J.P. Morgan Capacity Dispute to Courts
FERC dismissed a complaint by SMECO alleging that it has the right to a Capacity Performance credit from J.P. Morgan Ventures Energy Corp.
Failed Lightning Arrester Caused April Outage
The power outage that darkened the White House and much of D.C. on April 7 began with the failure of a 230-kV lightning arrester at a Pepco substation.
PJM, Pepco Investigating Cause of DC-Area Outage
PJM and utility officials said yesterday they are still investigating what caused the failure of a 230-kV transmission line that briefly cut power to the White House and much of the D.C. area Tuesday afternoon.
Company Briefs
News briefs on companies in the PJM Interconnection this week, including AEP, NRG, Sunoco Pipeline, SMECO and Fishermen's Energy.
Md. Advocate Wants Tougher Energy-Efficiency Targets
Maryland’s Office of People’s Counsel is recommending that regulators set tougher energy-efficiency targets for the state’s utilities.

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