Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Press Release
|04/15/2019 - 15:48||
Legal Brief: FERCs Flaws Endanger Communities of Color in Atlantic Coast Pipeline Path
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission broke the law in two key ways that discounted and endangered African American and American Indian communities in Virginia and North Carolina in approving the proposed Atlantic Coast gas pipeline. That’s what environmental, civil rights, faith-based, and other groups contend in a brief filed in federal court.
|04/08/2019 - 09:21||
Puerto Ricos LNG imports returned to pre-Hurricane Maria levels in late 2018
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.
|04/05/2019 - 04:31||
California Court Affirms Communities' Right to Fight Permits for Dirty Power Plants
OAKLAND, Calif.— A California state judge has affirmed the constitutional right of residents concerned about air and climate pollution to challenge power plant siting decisions in their local Superior Court.
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|03/29/2019 - 09:21||
FERC Releases Draft Environmental Review of Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline
In 2016, FERC denied this project, citing adverse impacts to landowners and a lack of public need for the project. This is one of the few fracked gas pipelines ever denied by FERC. Since then, the Canadian fossil fuel corporation behind the proposed project, now Pembina, has reapplied under the Trump administration.
|03/21/2019 - 12:41||
FERC Opens Inquiry on Improvements to Electric Transmission Incentives Policy
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking comments on possible improvements to its electric transmission incentives policy to ensure that it appropriately encourages the development of the infrastructure needed to ensure grid reliability and reduce congestion to reduce the cost of power for consumers.
|03/21/2019 - 10:40||
FERC to Examine Return on Equity Policies
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today opened an examination of whether, and if so how, to revise its policies on determining the return on equity (ROE) used in setting rates charged by jurisdictional public utilities. The Notice of Inquiry (NOI) also seeks comment on whether to change ROE policies for interstate natural gas and oil pipelines.
|03/20/2019 - 12:20||
FERC Initiates Pipeline Rate Investigation, Terminates 38 Proceedings
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today opened an investigation and ordered a hearing to determine if Stagecoach Pipeline & Storage Company may be substantially over-recovering its cost of service, resulting in unjust and unreasonable rates. FERC also found that 38 gas companies have complied with the filing requirements of Order 849 and terminated their FERC Form 501-G proceedings without any further action.
|03/15/2019 - 07:02||
FERC Releases Final Environmental Review of Proposed Texas LNG Fracked Gas Export Terminal
Brownsville, TX -- Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Texas LNG fracked gas export terminal. Texas LNG is one of three fracked gas export terminals proposed for the Rio Grande Valley, the cumulative impacts of which could be devastating for local communities and industries like eco-tourism and shrimping that rely on a pristine coastline.
|03/07/2019 - 13:49||
FERC Chairman Announces Two Senior Staff Appointments
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee announced today that he is appointing Jignasa Gadani as Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation (OEPI) and Lindsee Gentry as Deputy Director of the Office of External Affairs (OEA).
|03/04/2019 - 15:03||
ALG, energy and limited government groups urge Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to engage in Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act reform
March 4, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government was joined by nine major energy and limited government leaders in urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to “engage in comprehensive (Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act) PURPA reform” in a jointly signed letter released today.
|03/01/2019 - 12:43||
Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs)
NGL fractionators separate Y-grade into purity products. Those purity products typically include ethane, propane, iso-butane, normal butane and natural gasoline. NGL storage facilities store Y-grade, purity products and petrochemical feedstocks in underground salt caverns. These products are staged to meet the needs of their customers.
|03/01/2019 - 05:57||
Governors Carney and Hogan, Delawares Federal Delegation Issue Statements on FERC Artificial Island Ruling
Ruling will significantly reduce cost of project for Delaware businesses and residential ratepayers.
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|02/27/2019 - 05:22||
Public Power Approves New Policy Resolutions on Pole Attachments and Transmission Rates
Washington D.C., February 26, 2019—The American Public Power Association’s members approved five new policy resolutions on wildfire mitigation, hydropower offsets, pole attachments, bond modernization, and transmission rates.
|02/22/2019 - 13:19||
API: FERC decision will help U.S. natural gas and oil industry export clean, affordable energy, reduce global emissions
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 22, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement applauding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) after their decision late yesterday to approve a critical LNG export terminal in Louisiana – the first step in a backlog of energy infrastructure projects that are key to sharing clean energy abroad.
|02/22/2019 - 09:30||
DOE Applauds FERC for New LNG Facility Authorization and Procedures
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy applauds the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) agreement to provide a path forward for consideration of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals pending before the Commission. Yesterday, FERC approved Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG export project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana by applying a new approach for consideration of direct greenhouse gas emissions from LNG facilities.
|02/21/2019 - 12:34||
FERC Issues Final Rules Revising Utility Merger, Hydropower Regulations
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today issued two final rules that revise regulations to conform with recent congressional changes to the Federal Power Act (FPA) related to FERC’s review of public utility mergers and hydropower permits and facilities.
|02/21/2019 - 10:54||
FERC Reaches Breakthrough on LNG Certifications
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has reached an agreement that may provide a path forward for consideration of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals that are pending before the Commission.
|02/20/2019 - 22:50||
Department of Energy Authorizes LNG Exports from Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Project
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the issuance of a long-term order authorizing the export of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC (Calcasieu Pass) from an LNG export project site being built in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
|02/20/2019 - 14:09||
API applauds Circuit Court decision to allow pipeline project to proceed and help deliver energy to millions of Virginians
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 20, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) order approving the Mountain Valley Pipeline project, which will deliver natural gas from West Virginia to Virginia once completed.
|02/20/2019 - 05:05||
RTO Insider: Groups Seek to Head off ISO-NE EE Changes
RTO Insider reported on proposed ISO-NE EE changes that could potentially negatively impact energy efficiency resources. This article focuses largely on a petition AEE filed with Sustainable FERC to FERC on the ISO New England Issue. See excerpts below and the entire RTO Insider (subscription) story here:
|02/19/2019 - 13:37||
FERC Initiates Pipeline Rate Investigation, Terminates 20 Proceedings
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today opened an investigation and ordered a hearing to determine if Southwest Gas Storage Co.
|02/18/2019 - 22:47||
FERC Should Require Naming the Utility Facing a Record Penalty for Repeat Cybersecurity Violations
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should force the North American Electric Reliability Corporation to disclose the name of a utility that is facing a record penalty for repeat cybersecurity violations, Public Citizen is demanding in a filing with the commission today.
|02/13/2019 - 07:58||
AEE and Sustainable FERC Petition to FERC on ISO New England Issue
On Feb. 13 2019, Advanced Energy Economy and Sustainable FERC filed a joint petition with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding concerns about recent changes suggested by independent regional grid operator ISO New England Inc.’s (ISO-NE) staff to the process for measurement and verification of energy efficiency resources that participate in ISO-NE’s markets. Please fill out the form to download the petition as filed.
|02/13/2019 - 05:32||
Utility Dive: Tesla, others question storage hourly requirements, charges in Order 841 compliance plans
Utility Dive summarizes comments filed about grid operators' plans to implement FERC's energy storage rule (Order 841). The article references comments from AEE on PJM Interconnection's plans. See excerpts below and the entire Utility Dive story here:
|02/13/2019 - 04:21||
AEE Asks FERC to Address ISO New England's Process for Measuring Energy Efficiency Resources
Business group files petition raising concerns about New England grid operator’s proposed changes to rules for energy efficiency resources.