Participation rates, customers’ bills, meaningful choice
With apologies to Dr. Seuss.
How the feds opened the supply side.
Part 1: How markets today are out of sync.
Law, compliance, and case management – plus the blurred boundary between FERC and CFTC.
FERC and CFTC begin sharing information to target market manipulation in the energy industry.
EPSA v. FERC: How the court went wrong on demand response.
The court’s ruling in EPSA v. FERC assigns a retail/wholesale dichotomy to demand response, but is that distinction even meaningful?
The competitive transmission genie is out of the bottle.
More planning, fewer incentives, and a black swan on the horizon.
The transmission superhighway still needs major investments. Rate incentives were working -- until FERC started backing away from them. FERC should assert its authority more aggressively to promote the vision of a robust interstate grid.
Second thoughts on transmission’s golden egg.
The electric utility industry offers up a wealth of ideas on how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission might reform its policy, adopted under FERC Order 679 in 2006, of granting financial incentives for investments in transmission line projects that ensure reliability or mitigate line congestion so as to reduce the cost of delivered power. Fortnightly’s Bruce W. Radford reports.