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D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenges to FERC’s Order No. 1000

The court turned back all challenges to FERC’s order, which imposed major regional transmission planning requirements, concluding that FERC has adequately justified the order and acted within its statutory authority....more

8/22/2014 - Energy Energy Policy FERC Transmission Lines Transmission Planning 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 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. On November 22, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC...more

12/3/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Energy FERC NERC

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

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