December 12, 2013 - APPA, others urge court to set aside FERC orders...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission acted arbitrarily when it ordered the Bonneville Power Administration to revise its environmental redispatch policy for oversupply conditions, a coalition of public power and cooperative utilities told a federal appeals court.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
TIMELINE-Entergy transition to MISO caps years of wrangling
New Orleans-based Entergy Corp is scheduled to turn over day-to-day control of its 15,000-mile , four-state transmission network later this month when it joins the Midcontinent Independent System Operator .
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Hydroelectric plant yet to reveal identity, mission to public
A public forum Nov. 26 to discuss Crown Hydro LLC's proposed hydroelectric plant at St. Anthony Falls left many attendees with unanswered questions and unsettled stomachs.
Nevada Business Journal
Governor Sandoval Appoints Thom Sheets to Tax Commission
Thomas Sheets, an attorney at McDonald Carano Wilson LLP and former general counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has been appointed to the Nevada Tax Commission by Governor Brian Sandoval.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The Miami Herald
Feds to scrutinize big eastern Idaho power outage
Federal regulators are now investigating a power outage in eastern Idaho that left 70,000 people without electricity for up to 10 hours amid a subzero cold snap.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
EQT Receives Final Regulatory Approval for Gas Utility Sale
EQT Corporation today announced that, with the receipt of approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , it has now received all required regulatory approvals related to the transfer of its natural gas distribution business, Equitable Gas Company, LLC , to Peoples Natural Gas .
Peoples-Equitable transaction gets federal OK
Peoples Natural Gas' acquisition of the Equitable Gas Co. LLC from EQT Corp. has cleared its final regulatory hurdle.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Oversight
Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission testified at an oversight hearing of the agency's role and authority.
The devil in the details of FERC's electric grid plan
Over the last nine months, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has reviewed more than a dozen compliance plans implementing Order 1000, an unprecedented restructuring of the nation's electricity grid that mandated changes in the way regions and utilities plan and pay for new transmission.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
FERC Approves Version 5 CIP Reliability Standards, Rejects Key Reforms
The Commission rejects NERC's proposal to reform the existing "zero tolerance" to CIP compliance, describing the proposal as too ambiguous and unworkable.
FERC Amends Pro Forma SGIP and SGIA
Reforms are expected to reduce the time and cost required to process small generator requests for Interconnection Customers while maintaining reliability, increasing energy supply, and removing barriers to the development of new distributed resources.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Customer Interaction Solutions
FERC Issues Order Authorizing Acquisition and Disposition of...
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: TPF II USPG Holdings, LLC Docket No.
New Jersey, Maryland Appeal U.S. Court Rulings Against Power Generation Construction Subsidies
State regulators in New Jersey and Maryland are appealing federal court decisions that have challenged the constitutional authority of the states to subsidize the construction of new power generation in their jurisdictions.
Solar Dominates New US Generating Capacity
The monthly energy infrastructure report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , which tracks utility-scale projects, shows that through October, 190 solar units totaling 2,528 megawatts in installed capacity had been added in 2013.
Maxim Power Corp. Announces Termination of Agreement to Sell Maxim Power (USA), Inc.
Maxim Power Corp. announced today that Patriot Power Holdings, LLC , an affiliate of Rockland Capital, has issued a notice to MAXIM to terminate the agreement to purchase 100% of MAXIM's ownership interest in Maxim Power , Inc. due to an outstanding regulatory inquiry by The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission .
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Week ahead: EPA chief, Keystone battle in limelight
On Monday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will appear at the liberal Center for American Progress to discuss her upcoming visit to China, which will focus on collaboration between the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters.
Renewable Energy News
Renewable Energy Regulation: Follow the Leader
The success of the renewable energy market is partly illustrated by the rapidly increasing number of small renewable energy systems connecting directly to the distribution grid.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
December 2, 2013 - FERC grants extension of time to comment on...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 27 granted a request from utilities to allow an additional month for filing comments on a technical conference the commission held on Sept.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Federal Energy Regulator Burns The Barn To Roast The Pig; Steep...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is wrapping up a banner year in the battle against misconduct and manipulation in energy markets.
Oroville Dam earthquake study recommended
California officials should conduct an earthquake safety assessment of a Northern California dam that is the linchpin of a major drinking water system in the state, according to a federal inspection obtained by a newspaper.