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Apr 28, 2014 | New York, NY
May 05, 2014 to May 08, 2014 | Las Vegas, Nevada

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Commission Watch

National Grid balks, says FERC intended TransLINK as model for the East.
Bruce W. Radford

PJM ITC Tariff Splits With Midwest

Federal Interconnection Standards: Putting DG in a Box

Is FERC overstepping its jurisdiction and attempting to force a standard into a one-size-fits-all category?
Stan Blazewicz and Eugene Shlatz

Winds of Change in Texas

Rising gas prices spark a rush to wind farms, straining grid capacity and raising larger issues about market design.
Courtney Barry

 

Rising gas prices spark a rush to wind farms, straining grid capacity and raising larger issues about market design.

When the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) was drafting rules to encourage the use of renewable energy, it took pains to guard against the chance that power producers would fail to reach the state's target of 400 megawatts (MW) in installed new renewable generation capacity by Jan. 1, 2002. The commission needn't have worried.

In Search of... Transmission Capitalists

Facing a cash crunch, transmission owners look for new funding sources.
Elliot Roseman and Paul De Martini

 

Commission Watch

PUCs could face rate shock if feds push plans for an RTO signup bonus.
Phillip S. Cross

PUCs could face rate shock if feds push plans for an RTO signup bonus.

State PUCs will surely weigh in on the latest move by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to work its will on the nation's electric transmission grid. In this case, the item in question concerns a policy statement proposed by FERC that would reward electric utilities for investing in new transmission upgrades and-more importantly-for joining up with a regional transmission organization (RTO).

Frontlines

Carrots haven't worked. FERC needs to get tough on backing its SMD vision.
Richard Stavros

FERC's Market Design: The End of a 'Noble Dream'

How state opposition cowed the feds and turned a powerful rule into just a set of talking points.
Bruce W. Radford

How state opposition cowed the feds and turned a powerful rule into just a set of talking points.

A funny thing happened on the way to a standard market design (SMD). What began as a full-fledged rulemaking-with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) giving instructions and imposing deadlines on the electric utility industry-now has degenerated into little more than a set of talking points.

Talk about cold feet.

Commission Watch

FERC looks ahead to the new year as it wraps up loose ends from 2002.
Lori Burkhart

FERC: SMD/Grid Issues Lead 2003 Agenda

 

 

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California Gov. Gray Davis named Michael Peevey president of the state's PUC, replacing Loretta Lynch. Lynch was expected to remain with the commission until the completion of her term, in January 2005. Peevey has served on the commission since March of 2002. He previously was president of Edison International. Davis also appointed Susan Kennedy commissioner, replacing Henry Duque.

Richard G. Newman, chairman and CEO of AECOM Technology Corp., joined the Sempra Energy board of directors.

Commission Watch

The case for participant-funded transmission.
Bruce W. Radford

Planned or Private?

 

 

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