Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Press Release
|10/31/2018 - 20:46||
ACCCE Response to PJM Fuel Security Study
Washington — Earlier today, PJM Interconnection as part of its Resilience Initiative released a report to examine one critical element of grid resilience – fuel security. The findings underscore the importance of fuel security.
|10/31/2018 - 09:28||
Key Permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline Suspended
Pittsburgh, PA — Late Friday, at the request of a coalition of clean water advocates including the Sierra Club and Appalachian Mountain Advocates, the Pittsburgh District of the Army Corps of Engineers suspended a third permit that the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) must have in order to build through waterways in Wetzel and Harrison Counties in West Virginia.
|10/29/2018 - 11:56||
Energy Department Announces Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Its Critical Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII) Designation Authority Under the Federal Power Act
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Building on the Administration’s commitment to improving the resiliency, reliability, and security of the nation’s electricity delivery system, the Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the upcoming publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) introducing administrative procedures to implement DOE’s designation authority for Critical Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII).
|10/18/2018 - 14:59||
FERC Acts on Cyber Security Risks with New Supply Chain-Related Reliability Standards
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today approved new mandatory Reliability Standards to bolster supply chain risk management protections for the nation’s bulk electric system.
|10/08/2018 - 02:57||
Baker Institute expert: Liquefied natural gas permitting still a work in progress
The rise in U.S. oil and natural gas production is altering the profile of the country’s energy landscape and driving federal agencies to adjust their long-standing processes due to the uptick in permit applications for proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, according to an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. And she adds there’s no guarantee the federal government’s efforts to minimize “bureaucratic barriers” will succeed beyond formal declarations.
|10/04/2018 - 11:32||
FERC Nomination Shows Trumps Intent to Politicize Independent Commission
WASHINGTON (October 4, 2018)— President Donald Trump has nominated Bernard McNamee, a key player in the administration’s failed coal and nuclear bailout proposal, to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). McNamee currently serves as the executive director of the Energy Department’s Office of Policy and, if confirmed, would fill the seat of former FERC commissioner Robert Powelson.
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|10/03/2018 - 20:01||
ACCCE Supports Nomination to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Washington — Earlier today, the White House announced their intention to nominate Bernard L. McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). America’s Power (ACCCE) issued the following statement by Michelle Bloodworth, President and CEO:
|10/03/2018 - 09:43||
Court Tosses Required Permit for Fracked Gas Mountain Valley Pipeline
RICHMOND, VA — Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated the permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act for the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)
|10/02/2018 - 17:04||
Public power submits comments to FERC on investigation of PJM tariff
The American Public Power Association (Association) has submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission calling for public power’s self-supply resources to be excluded — or carved out as an exemption — from any expanded PJM minimum offer price rule (MOPR).
|10/01/2018 - 12:32||
Chairman Appoints Patricia M. French as New Administrative Law Judge
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Kevin J. McIntyre has announced his appointment of Judge Patricia M. French as a FERC Administrative Law Judge, effective October 1, 2018.
|09/27/2018 - 05:29||
Appeals Court Upholds New York Clean Energy Plan
EDF and NRDC filed an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief supporting New York’s right to establish its own clean energy policies.
|09/07/2018 - 11:38||
Department of Energy Walks Into a Fight About Subsidies
There is a fight over power plant costs that could threaten grid reliability, and it’s not as simple as the fight you have been hearing. This wraps together three issues, each of which could cost billions of dollars. By throwing them together, policymakers are jeopardizing the electric grid reliability they say they are trying to protect. The three subjects in this fight are:
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|08/31/2018 - 08:14||
FERC Issues Environmental Schedules for 12 LNG Terminal Applications
The staff of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects today issued environmental schedules for 12 liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal applications pending before the Commission. The schedules reflect FERC’s efforts in recent months to streamline its review process for LNG project applications. These efforts have helped to ensure that FERC will be equipped to process applications in a timely and expedient manner without compromising its statutory obligation to ensure safety and environmental protection.
|08/31/2018 - 07:32||
FERC, PHMSA Sign MOU to Coordinate LNG Reviews
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) within the U.S. Department of Transportation today signed an agreement to coordinate the siting and safety review of FERC-jurisdictional LNG facilities.
|08/23/2018 - 10:33||
Department of Environmental Quality honored for Special Achievement in GIS Thursday, August 23, 2018 The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality received the Special Achievement in GIS award from geographic information system provider Earth Science Resea
The N.C. Division of Air Quality will accept public comment on a draft permit for Roxboro Steam Electric Plant from August 22 until September 21, 2018. Duke Energy Progress, LLC has applied for a renewal of Air Quality Title V Operation Permit 01001T54 for the Roxboro Steam Electric Plant at 1700 Dunnaway Road, Semora, Person County, NC.
|08/21/2018 - 10:08||
NJ Conservation Groups, Rate Counsel Appeal Certificate for Proposed PennEast Pipeline
Citing violations of two key federal laws, New Jersey conservation groups today formally asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to throw out the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s issuance of a certificate for the proposed PennEast pipeline. FERC rejected the groups’ request to reconsider its decision to issue that certificate after the close of business on Friday, August 10 – the latest in a series of decisions that ignored evidence the project isn’t needed and poses significant threats to residents, preserved open spaces, and water supplies.
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|08/20/2018 - 23:43||CCAN Statement: Swayed by Virginia DEQ, State Water Control Board Wrongly Allows Controversial Fracked-Gas Pipelines to Proceed, Despite Evidence of Harm to Water Quality||Chesapeake Climate|
|08/17/2018 - 19:53||
FERC announces public comment period, meetings for Mountain Valley Pipeline project
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, has announced its intent to develop an environmental impact statement and the opening of a public comment period for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate project.
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|08/17/2018 - 19:07||
Potomac Pipeline: MD enviros announce legal action
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, environmental groups requested a rehearing for a key permit that was recently issued for a highly controversial fracked-gas pipeline known as the “Potomac Pipeline.” This pipeline is set to be built underneath the Potomac River, threatening the drinking water of millions of residents who rely on the Potomac as a drinking water source.
|08/09/2018 - 07:35||
Rick Perry Rejects Facts in Favor of Coal and Nuclear Bailouts
Much has been written on coal and coal miners since the president began campaigning in earnest in 2016. Since taking office, he has continued that dishonest and dangerous rhetoric—and has directed his agencies to do something. Anything. Except, of course, anything that represents real solutions for coal miners and their communities, instead proposing (initially at least) to cut federal programs that invest in those communities.
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|08/02/2018 - 16:35||
NERC to Expand CIP Reliability Standards
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No.
|07/27/2018 - 16:40||
Court puts brakes on Mountain Valley Pipeline across Appalachian Trail and national forest
Appalachian Trail on Virginia-West Virginia border where the Mountain Valley Pipeline would scar the Jefferson National Forest.
|07/26/2018 - 07:46||
Wall St. Gouging Billions on Electric Bills
He writes: “New England electricity prices were inflated by up to $2.4 billion last year, a July 25 ruling by a federal appeals court confirms, but the court did not order any money returned to customers.
|07/25/2018 - 11:15||
Former Commissioner Honorable Talks FERC, Fried Catfish in Off the Menu
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, joins Monica Trauzzi for lunch in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle during this second episode of “Off the Menu with Monica Trauzzi.” Watch Monica and Colette discuss the role of FERC in electricity markets over lunch at Iron Gate, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant rated three stars by The Washington Post.
|07/19/2018 - 07:56||
FERC Requires Expanded Cyber Security Incident Reporting
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today directed the North American Electric Reliability Corp.