Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Press Release
|02/05/2019 - 13:54||
Texans Speak Out Against Annova LNG Fracked Gas Export Terminal
Brownsville, TX -- Today, Texas residents from Brownsville and nearby communities attended a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) public meeting to speak out against the air pollution permit for the proposed Annova LNG fracked gas export terminal.
|02/04/2019 - 18:56||
DOE, FERC Announce Technical Conference on Energy Infrastructure Security Practices
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced today they will co-host a technical conference on Security Investments for Energy Infrastructure to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure.
|01/31/2019 - 12:22||
Sierra Club Statement on Cheryl LaFleur Leaving FERC
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur that she would not be seeking a third term and that she plans to leave the Commission later in 2019.
|01/29/2019 - 13:37||
FERC Rejection of New England Committee Press Ban Is Victory, but General Public Still in the Dark
Note: Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected a request by the New England Power Pool Participants Committee (NEPOOL) to ban members of the press from becoming NEPOOL members. Public Citizen in July asked FERC to require NEPOOL to open its meetings to journalists and the public.
|01/28/2019 - 22:06||
Law360: PG&E's Ch.11 Brings Rift With FERC Over Power Deals
Law360 looks at the conflict brought about by FERC’s edict that PG&E cannot drop any existing power purchase agreements without FERC's permission after the utility declared bankruptcy. AEE's Jeff Dennis weighs in. See excerpts below and the entire Law360 (for subscribers) story here:
|01/24/2019 - 17:30||
6 Utility Trends to Look Out For in 2019
A version of this post was first published on January 4, 2019, in the Opinion section of Utility Dive.
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|01/16/2019 - 07:24||
FERC on Thursday to Consider Public Citizen Complaint Against PJM Over Its Political Expenditures and Lack of Budget Transparency
PJM Made at Least $456,500 in Unlawful Political Contributions, Spent Millions on Lobbying WHAT: On Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will consider a complaint (PDF) and an addendum (PDF) filed last year by Public Citizen against PJM Interconnection, LLC – the country’s largest grid operator – urging the agency to investigate PJM’s use of ratepayer fees to make political contributions.
|01/16/2019 - 06:50||
Blank Rome Continues Ongoing Lateral Expansion with the Addition of Energy Group in Washington, D.C.
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Partners Mark R. Haskell and Brett A. Snyder and Of Counsel George D. Billinson have joined the Firm’s Energy group in the Washington, D.C., office. Together, they bring exceptional experience advising clients on a wide breadth of energy industry-related matters involving regulation, compliance, enforcement, transactions, and litigation. Mark, Brett, and George join the Firm from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.
|01/16/2019 - 01:01||
FERC Initiates Investigations on Rates Charged by Three Interstate Pipeline Companies;Terminates Nine Proceedings
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today opened investigations and ordered hearings into three interstate natural gas companies to determine if the companies may be substantially over-recovering their costs of service, resulting in unjust and unreasonable rates. FERC also found that nine gas companies have complied with the filing requirements of Order No.
|01/03/2019 - 17:52||
NRDC: McIntyre Led FERC With Independence, Fairness
WASHINGTON – Kevin McIntyre, the former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, died yesterday after a lengthy illness.
|01/02/2019 - 21:09||
S&P Global: Outlook 2019: Big Year for power, natgas players under FERC
This piece from S&P Global addresses what is on the docket so for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in 2019 and the overarching impact this will have on U.S. power and natural gas sectors. The AEE perspective is given by Jeff Dennis, the General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs. See excerpts below and the entire S&P Global story here:
|12/20/2018 - 05:25||
FERC Proposes to Ease Regulatory Burden for Certain Market-Based Rate Sellers
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today proposed to revise the horizontal market power analysis required for electric power sellers seeking to obtain or retain market-based rate authority in certain organized wholesale power markets. But while this action would ease the regulatory burden for certain market-based rate sellers, today’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) safeguards the Commission’s ability to prevent the potential exercise of market power by leaving in place other important protections to ensure just and reasonable rates.
|12/19/2018 - 11:11||
Elected Officials Join Impacted Landowners, Mayors to Decry PennEast Pipelines Seizure of Private and Public Lands
Vow continued fight against unneeded project First time in State history taxpayer-preserved lands seized through eminent domain.
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|12/19/2018 - 08:27||
Vow continued fight against unneeded project
Pennington, NJ (December 19, 2018) – A bipartisan group of elected officials today joined conservation leaders and citizen landowners whose land will be seized by PennEast pipeline after a court ruling on Friday, in opposition to an infrastructure project that will serve no public benefit. This is the first time in the state’s history that preserved open space has been condemned.
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|12/18/2018 - 18:52||
Hydropower Licensing and the FERC Experience
WASHINGTON, DC—Putting a dollar figure on costs and some benefits of public investments, such as dams or the issuing of a permit, has been common practice for decades. However, not all benefits or costs have been reported in monetary terms. A new paper posted today by Resources for the Future (RFF) examines the use of ecosystem valuation methods by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) when permitting the operation of existing nonfederal hydropower dams in the United States.
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|12/18/2018 - 02:25||
Groups Demand McNamee Recuse Himself from Official Business Relating to Coal & Nuclear Bailout
Washington, D.C. – Clean energy advocates today called upon new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) member Bernard McNamee to recuse himself from cases relating to federal efforts to bail out the coal and nuclear industries. The filing with FERC is a necessary legal requirement before the groups could file a court challenge if McNamee fails to recuse himself.
|12/13/2018 - 05:54||
San Vicente Pumped Storage Project Study
The Water Authority and the City of San Diego are jointly exploring the development of an energy storage facility near San Vicente Reservoir to leverage existing water and energy infrastructure and reduce upward pressure on water rates while expanding renewable energy potential across the region.
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|12/06/2018 - 07:18||
Senate Should Reject FERC Nominee Bernard McNamee
WASHINGTON (December 6, 2018)—The Senate should reject Bernard McNamee’s nomination to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The vote is expected at noon today.
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|12/06/2018 - 01:38||
Senate Confirms Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate today confirmed Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which regulates interstate electricity and natural gas transmission and sales.
|12/05/2018 - 21:43||
FERC Nominee Who Slammed Renewable Energy, Pushed Coal Bailout Narrowly Passes Senate
WASHINGTON – The Senate today narrowly approved President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who has openly criticized renewable energy and played a key role in the administration’s efforts to bail out the failing coal and nuclear industries.
|11/29/2018 - 08:43||
Three Ways a Trump FERC Could Negatively Impact Us
The final confirmation vote now moves to the full Senate. McNamee’s confirmation threatens to transform FERC – with a longstanding tradition of political independence – into another arm of the Trump Administration, paving the way for Trump’s pro-fossil fuel agenda, a move that could impact all of us.
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|11/19/2018 - 15:01||
FERC Standards of Conduct
MISO, as a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO), monitors and coordinates the operation of an electric transmission system across all or parts of fifteen U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO is the tariff administrator and transmission service provider for all transmission owners within the MISO’s control area.
|11/14/2018 - 21:38||
FERC Issues 2018 Report on Enforcement
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Enforcement in fiscal 2018 maintained its sharp focus on the significant threat posed by fraud and market manipulation in wholesale energy markets to ensure such conduct did not undermine FERC’s goal of ensuring efficient energy services at reasonable cost or erode confidence in those markets to the detriment of consumers and competitors.
|11/14/2018 - 20:46||
FERC Acts on Tax Reductions for Energy Customers, Provides Industry Guidance
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today took further steps to ensure that ratepayers receive the benefit of the tax reductions from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on December 22, 2017 (Tax Reform). Today’s steps include issuance of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, a policy statement, and several orders implementing individual rate revisions and reductions.
|11/13/2018 - 01:35||
UCS Forced to Sue DOE, FERC for Failure to Release Public Records
WASHINGTON (November 13, 2018)—The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) filed suit today against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for failure to produce appropriate public documents related to the Trump administration’s numerous failed proposals to bail out coal and nuclear power plants.
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