Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Press Release
|10/01/2019 - 15:00||
NRDC: Senators Must Ask FERC Choice Key Questions
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he would nominate James Danly to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
|10/01/2019 - 14:49||
Feds Seek to Gut Law Boosting Small-Scale Renewables
Since 1978, the federal Public Utilities Regulatory Act has boosted renewable energy by requiring big utilities to buy some power from small solar and wind companies. PURPA reduces the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels and promotes competition in the electricity market – but now federal regulators are proposing changes that would hurt both the smaller companies and consumers.
|09/30/2019 - 12:07||
Department of Energy Authorizes LNG Exports from the Venture Global Plaquemines Project
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order to Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) approving exports of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Plaquemines LNG Project. The Project will be located on the Mississippi River, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana approximately 20 miles from the Port of New Orleans.
|09/25/2019 - 21:34||
Microgrid Knowledge: Why Regulators Should Grant DERs More Wholesale Market Access: Report
Microgrid Knowledge reported on AEE's recent DER Report with an in-depth summary of the benefits, case studies and observations by AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire Microgrid Knowledge story here.
|09/25/2019 - 21:00||
FERC Chairman Chatterjee Announces EnVision Forum Details
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee today announced the topics and several speakers for the first EnVision Forum, which will take place October 21 at Kroger Field Commonwealth Tower at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
|09/19/2019 - 10:55||
FERC Proposes to Modernize PURPA Regulations
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today proposed to modernize its regulations governing small power producers and cogenerators under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to better address consumer concerns and market changes in the energy landscape in recent decades.
|09/18/2019 - 22:37||
FERC Must Not Stifle Clean Energy Development and Innovation with PURPA Changes
WASHINGTON, D.C. - FERC announced a new rulemaking today that would dramatically alter how small clean energy resources are compensated under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). The proposed changes could have a profound impact on clean energy development across the country, especially in states where monopoly utilities that serve as gatekeepers to electricity customers and the grid.
|09/18/2019 - 22:25||
FERC Initiates Rulemaking to Revisit PURPA Rules
WASHINGTON (September 19, 2019) – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today voted to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to revisit its rules and regulations implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). Issuance of the NOPR opens a public comment window.
|09/18/2019 - 21:11||
Department of Energy Authorizes LNG Exports from the Eagle LNG Project in Florida
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the issuance of an order to Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville LLC (Eagle LNG) approving exports of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Eagle Jacksonville Project, to be located along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. The Eagle Jacksonville Project, ultimately owned by Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, L.P., plans to export small-scale quantities of LNG, as well as serve the domestic market and provide LNG as a shipping fuel.
|09/18/2019 - 19:53||
Consumer Group Applauds Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for Initiating PURPA Review
Washington D.C. – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) applauds the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for proposing reforms to the Commission’s implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).
|09/16/2019 - 16:53||
Politico: FERC to Close Market Oversight Division in Office Reorganization
Politico PRO covered FERC's announcement to close its Market Oversight Division and quoted AEE's General Counsel (and former senior FERC staffer) Jeff Dennis on this announcement. Read excerpts below and the entire Politico PRO story here (sub.
|09/12/2019 - 04:19||
Report: Five Case Studies Show DER Benefits Wholesale Electricity Markets
Five Case Studies Show How Distributed Energy Resources Can Participate in Wholesale Markets and Provide a Range of Benefits.
|08/30/2019 - 09:05||
R Street Policy Study No. 180: Problems in Electricity Market Governance: An Assessment
WASHINGTON (Aug. 30, 2019)—Most markets where major commodities are exchanged have one set of rules for the entire nation, but not the nation’s electricity markets. These markets are divided into regions, each of which is run by a quasi-governmental, not-for-profit business called a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) that has its own peculiar features.
|R Street Institute|
|08/28/2019 - 19:54||
Solar Industry Calls on FERC to Enforce PURPA, Increase Competition
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that will address longstanding concerns with monopoly utilities by enhancing competition under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).
|08/28/2019 - 15:42||
BREAKING: Federal Agency Asks Fish and Wildlife Service to Start Over on Crucial Permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the federal agency tasked with reviewing and approving interstate gas pipelines, requested that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) reinitiate consultation on its Endangered Species Act permit for the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline.
|08/27/2019 - 09:08||
Comments Sought on FERC/NERC Staff White Paper on CIP Standards Notices of Penalties
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking public comment on a white paper jointly prepared by its staff and staff from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The joint staff white paper proposes to provide transparency and public access to information on violations of mandatory reliability standards governing cybersecurity of the bulk electric system while protecting sensitive information that could jeopardize security.
|08/25/2019 - 19:16||
The $2.5 Billion Question Waiting at FERC
The electricity industry is watching closely for news that will raise consumer costs some $2.5 billion per year. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to change the payments for new and old power plants in 13 states. This decision has been delayed a year by the resignation of a commissioner leaving split FERC and has an added feature: it tramples on state policies and prerogatives.
|Union of Concer...|
|08/22/2019 - 00:05||
CorEnergy Announces FERC Approval of MoGas Rate Case
The FERC order confirms that the new rates equate to an annual revenue of approximately $14.8 million as disclosed in the Company’s filings for second quarter of 2019. The Settlement becomes effective September 1, 2019, with the new rates retroactively effective December 1, 2018.
|08/20/2019 - 10:05||
TUESDAY: Large group of Impacted Virginians to provide public comments on dangerous MVP Southgate extension
FERC will hear a slew of public comments on the proposed piece of fracked gas infrastructure, which they admit would have “adverse environmental impacts”
|Food and Water Watch|
|08/15/2019 - 17:24||
CCAN Statement: Mountain Valley Pipeline Voluntarily Suspends Construction
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s developers announced that they are voluntarily suspending new construction activities in the habitats of endangered species. This came days after CCAN and other groups filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s approval of the project.
|08/14/2019 - 19:18||
E&E News: Clean Energy Groups Back FERC in Battery Storage Lawsuit
By Rod Kuckro Schedule for August 14, 2019 (at reported on legal filings by AEE and others in support of FERC's decision not to rehear its rulemaking to allow energy storage to participate in wholesale markets (FERC Order 841). See excerpts below and read the fullE&E Newsstory here.
|08/13/2019 - 10:57||
Historic Lawrence Canals in Danger
August 13, 2019 (BOSTON, MA) – According to a new report from the City of Lawrence, the city’s historic canals pose a high risk to public safety, with sections in danger of collapse. The report comes after last week’s ruling from a division of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission fails to properly hold a Lawrence hydroelectric facility accountable for its responsibilities to the community.
|08/05/2019 - 09:17||
Halting Pipelines During FERC Appeals Will Be Tough Sell
Landowners who lost a bid to keep a pipeline project off their properties are hoping the full D.C. Circuit will heed a judge’s strong criticism of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for letting pipelines be built while administrative appeals are pending, but actually getting the practice changed may be a tall order.
|08/01/2019 - 07:54||
An Absence of Energy Leadership in a Climate Crisis
These are interesting times for electricity regulators and legislators in the 13 US states, from the Mid-Atlantic through the Ohio Valley to Illinois, that share authority with PJM and FERC. PJM has been in direct conflict with state activity and autonomy in regulating environmental effects from energy power production. With a hastily retired CEO at PJM and indecision at FERC, states now should stand up for the role of clean energy in PJM, and be heard.
|Union of Concer...|
|07/23/2019 - 17:36||
FERC Reorganizes to Create New LNG Division, Open Houston Regional Office
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee announced today that the agency is creating a new division in its Office of Energy Projects to accommodate the growing number and complexity of applications to site, build and operate liquefied natural gas export terminals.