FERC's Massey Previews Fall Electric Agenda

Fortnightly Magazine - September 15 1997
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Commissioner William L. Massey said four issues would dominate the fall electric agenda of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Orders 888 and 889 implementation, mergers, independent system operators and reliability.

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Speaking on Sept. 11 at the PowerMart Power '97 conference and expo in Houston, Massey said the FERC hoped to issue a major order this fall on elements of California restructuring to ease implementation of the ISO and power exchange by Jan. 1, 1998.

Implementation issues for Orders 888 and 889 concern reviewing and acting on open-access tariffs, working through standards of conduct to ensure actual separation of a utility's transmission and wholesale merchant functions, and refining FERC's OASIS policy.

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