US EPA to preserve 2015 ozone standards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it does not intend to revisit ground-level ozone standards the Obama administration finalized in 2015, reversing earlier plans to consider easing the regulation.
Report: Trump to nominate DOE official Bernard McNamee to FERC
The White House will nominate U.S. Department of Energy official Bernard McNamee to replace outgoing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Robert Powelson, Politico reported Aug. 8.
Divided FERC denies cogeneration facility's PURPA renewal request
FERC said a Michigan cogeneration facility's proposed expansion disqualifies it from a federal program to encourage energy production from small renewable and cogeneration plants, but one FERC member disagreed.
PJM board approves $629M in transmission projects for grid reliability
PJM Interconnection's board approved 47 new transmission projects to maintain the reliability of the regional grid as expected nuclear plant retirements loom, the infrastructure ages and the grid operators foresees rebounding power demand in certain areas.
PJM, FERC staff field questions on capacity market revisions
PJM Interconnection staff are grappling with how to respond to a FERC order on the grid operator's capacity market as its stakeholders offer an array of opinions about a proposed fix from the commission.
Calif. regulators may soon let utilities charge community choice customers more
California regulators are considering a new method of assessing stranded costs that would force community choice aggregation customers to pay higher exit fees to electric utilities.
Battle lines drawn on US EPA's proposed vehicle fuel efficiency freeze
The governor of California and environmental groups vowed to fight the Trump administration if it adopts its proposal to suspend and rewrite vehicle fuel efficiency standards.
FERC rejects proposed MISO tariff changes for external capacity resources
FERC rejected proposed tariff changes from the Midcontinent ISO aimed at enhancing grid resource adequacy but gave guidance on how MISO could submit a revised proposal.
NYISO task force draft document lists potential wholesale market carbon prices
A New York ISO task force issued draft recommendations that shed some light on how it could price carbon dioxide emissions from internal generators and imported power suppliers in its wholesale market if federal regulators ultimately adopted and approved such a measure.
ISO New England floats changes to capacity cost allocation
ISO New England is proposing to change the way it doles out capacity costs in order to assign more costs to constrained areas that receive the reliability benefits of the capacity.
DC Circuit tosses FERC order on PJM transmission cost allocation
A federal appeals court threw out a FERC order that left individual transmission owners to foot the entire bill for certain high-voltage projects in the PJM Interconnection.