Tag: federal energy regulatory commission

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the United States federal agency with jurisdiction over interstate electricity sales, wholesale electric rates, hydroelectric licensing, natural gas pricing, and oil pipeline rates. FERC also reviews and authorizes liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, interstate natural gas pipelines, and non-federal hydropower projects.

The Power Industry’s Patchwork Quilt

The Power Industry’s Patchwork Quilt

My great-grandmother was a quilter. She pieced together colorful fabric scraps to create mosaic patterns on each blanket. I remember her dismay one day after tacking a design together when she discovered an additional set of pieces that needed to be included. After a moment of reevaluation, she cut the

Power Plants Under Attack

Power Plants Under Attack

It began innocently enough—a resume sent via email in Microsoft Word document format. But what transpired once power plant managers opened the files was unquestionably sinister.

Authorities report that since May 2017, hackers have targeted the computer networks of several companies that manage and operate and energy facilities throughout the US.

NARUC Establishes Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force

NARUC Establishes Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force

Group will be led by Pennsylvania’s John Coleman and Mississippi’s Brandon Presley

Washington—National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President Robert F. Powelson and its Executive Committee have established a new Presidential Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force. Pennsylvania Commissioner John Coleman and Mississippi Commissioner Brandon Presley have been appointed as

Almost 200,000 People Are Getting Out of The Way

Almost 200,000 People Are Getting Out of The Way

Now that California is finally experiencing greater-than-normal rainfall after a prolonged drought, the state is also getting some uncomfortable reminders of the problems heavy rainfall can bring.

These two videos, for example, show a portion of Highway 35 in Los Gatos, in the northern part of the state, that completely washed

Demand Response Promises More Competition and Reliability

WASHINGTON (July 19, 2016) – Demand response (DR) – a system under which customers are able to reduce their electricity usage in exchange for compensation – promises a more competitive, more reliable and more environmentally friendly electric grid, according to a new policy short by R Street Electricity Policy Manager

Energy Storage Inertia

Energy Storage Inertia

To study inertia in the early 1500s, Galileo Galilei rolled spheres across inclined boards. On downward-sloping planes, he observed a gain in speed as the force of gravity took affect. On upward slopes, the same force decreased the ball’s speed. Galileo determined that a ball moving horizontally without the influence

FERC Seeks Input From ISOs on Possible Market Barriers to Energy Storage

FERC Seeks Input From ISOs on Possible Market Barriers to Energy Storage

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given operators of wholesale power markets until May 2 to document any possible barriers to energy storage’s participation in capacity, energy and ancillary services markets.

FERC’s assessment will include the impact that distributed solar + storage could have a wholesale markets.

FERC has given energy

FERC to Assess Distributed Solar-Plus-Storage Impact on Wholesale Markets

FERC to Assess Distributed Solar-Plus-Storage Impact on Wholesale Markets

The impact of distributed solar-plus-storage, including aggregated systems, will be included in an assessment of electricity storage’s participation in wholesale electricity markets by the US’ national regulator, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Announced last week, FERC has given US regional transmission operators (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) such as

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