Glen S. Bernstein

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FERC Changes Electric Utility Return-on-Equity Calculation

The Commission’s order applies the same methodology used for natural gas and oil pipeline return on equity and discards the former one-step calculation in favor of a two-step calculation that uses short- and long-term growth...more

6/26/2014 - Consumer Utility Costs FERC Utilities Sector

FERC Proposes Reforms to Improve Gas-Electric Coordination

Through a trilogy of orders, FERC seeks to reform the coordination and scheduling of natural gas pipeline capacity with electricity markets. Electric generators’ increased reliance on natural gas in recent years...more

3/24/2014 - Energy FERC Natural Gas Pipelines Utilities Sector

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...more

12/3/2013 - Eligibility Fast Track Process FERC SGIA SGIP

FERC Issues Order Addressing General Requirements for Reactive Power

All generators must have rate schedules for jurisdictional reactive power service on file, even if they are not receiving compensation. On October 17, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission)...more

10/23/2013 - Energy Energy Policy FERC Utilities Sector

FERC Addresses Fuel Obligations of Capacity Resources in ISO New England

A capacity resource may not take economic outages, but a resource may be considered physically unavailable if it cannot obtain natural gas or transportation. On August 27, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...more

9/4/2013 - FERC Natural Gas Natural Resources

FERC Refines Priority Rights to Participant-Funded Transmission

Developers are provided more freedom in capacity allocation negotiations, but greater transparency of the process is required. ...more

1/23/2013 - FERC Participant Funded Transmission Projects

FERC Proposes Changes for Small Generator Interconnection Requests

Proposed rule aims to reduce the time and cost involved in processing solar facility and other small generator requests. On January 17, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a Notice of...more

1/23/2013 - Fast Track Process FERC SGIA SGIP Small Generators Solar Energy

FERC Reframes Nexus Test for Transmission Incentives Applications

Rate incentives may become more difficult to obtain; applicants are provided guidance on showings they are expected to make. On November 15, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Policy Statement...more

11/19/2012

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