Entries in FERC (22)


Consumer Liaison Group discusses FERC Order 1000 and hosted VT governor at September 2017 meeting

The Consumer Liaison Group held its most recent quarterly meeting on September 7, in Woodstock, VT. The meeting featured special guest speaker Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont (pictured left); an update from ISO New England; and a panel discussion, New England Transmission in a FERC Order 1000 World: Where Are We?

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ISO-NE, NEPOOL, and PTO AC make joint filing regarding the interconnection clustering methodology 

ISO New England, jointly with the New England Power Pool Participants Committee and the Participating Transmission Owners Administrative Committee, has filed proposed tariff changes to incorporate a new clustering methodology in the ISO’s interconnection procedures. When specific conditions are present in the ISO’s interconnection queue, the proposed methodology would allow two or more interconnection requests to be analyzed in the same System Impact Study and for developers to share costs for certain interconnection-related transmission upgrades. Typically, each individual interconnection request involves complex and often lengthy engineering studies to identify the necessary system upgrades to accommodate the proposed resource. Therefore at times, individual interconnection projects are not able or willing to make the necessary system upgrade investments. 

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US Senate approves FERC nominees

The US Senate confirmed the nominations of Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson on August 3, 2017, restoring a quorum to FERC for the first time since early February. Both were sworn in the following week, and President Trump named Commissioner Chatterjee as temporary Chairman on August 10.

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ISO-NE files comments as part of proposed FERC rules on energy storage

Comments highlight grid operator’s support of proposal goals

ISO New England filed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on February 13, 2017, in response to the commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), which is aimed at better integrating emerging energy storage technologies and distributed energy resources into organized wholesale electric markets.

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FERC accepts market changes to accommodate energy storage in ISO-NE energy markets

The changes, which go into effect December 2018, provide greater flexibility for new storage technologies to participate in the wholesale electricity marketplace

On December 9, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accepted changes to ISO New England’s market rules to allow energy storage to participate as dispatchable resources in the Day-Ahead and Real-Time Energy Markets, while continuing to participate as alternative technology regulation resources (ATRRs) in the Regulation Market.

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FERC issues 2016 Reliability Primer

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has posted a Reliability Primer. The publication describes the basic structure, fundamental concepts, and functions of how the bulk power system operates. It then provides a comprehensive overview of FERC’s role in overseeing the reliable operation of the nation’s interconnected electric grid. According to FERC, the 78-page Reliability Primer is a product of FERC staff and does not reflect the views of the Commission or any individual Commissioner.

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