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DOE NOPR Conversation Starter, But Not Much More, Say Former FERC Commissioners

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking to implement reforms on the reliability and resiliency of the electricity grid opened an overdue debate, but the proposal itself isn’t of much value, according to a quintet of former FERC commissioners, including three former chairmen.

October 31, 2017

DOE’s NOPR Subsidies Would Cost Up to $10.6B/Year, Study Finds

Subsidies included in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recent notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) would cost as much as $10.6 billion a year, with the vast majority of the money going to a handful of coal and nuclear companies, according to a cost analysis by Climate Policy Initiative and Energy Innovation.

October 30, 2017

FERC Adds 24 Hours to NOPR And Other Nov. 23 Filing Deadlines

Amidst a flood of filings on the final scheduled day of public comment for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to implement reforms on the reliability and resiliency of the electricity grid, FERC’s web-based system experienced technical difficulties Monday, prompting a 24-hour extension by the Commission.

October 24, 2017
CPP Repeal, DOE’s NOPR Said No Boon For Coal Industry

CPP Repeal, DOE’s NOPR Said No Boon For Coal Industry

The Trump administration’s plans to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) could face difficult legal challenges, and ultimately might not prove to be a boon for the coal industry, according to two energy experts.

October 23, 2017

NatGas Industry Calls DOE’s Reform NOPR ‘Fatally Flawed’ as Comment Period Closes

The floodgates opened wide as the public comment period for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to implement reforms on the reliability and resiliency of the electricity grid came to an end on Monday, with hundreds of filings submitted by states, cities, corporations, environmental groups, labor unions and individuals.

October 23, 2017
Former FERC Chairmen, Commissioners Add Their Voices To Anti-DOE NOPR Chorus

Former FERC Chairmen, Commissioners Add Their Voices To Anti-DOE NOPR Chorus

A bipartisan group of eight former FERC Commissioners, including five former Chairmen, has joined the growing chorus of voices speaking out against the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to implement reforms on the reliability and resiliency of the electricity grid.

October 20, 2017

Grid Resiliency NOPR Both A Directive and A Conversation Starter, Perry Says

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) recent proposal to provide reliability and resiliency compensation to coal and nuclear baseload generators was meant to both open a national debate on the topic and to direct FERC to take action, DOE Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday.

October 12, 2017

FERC Rejects Extending Comment Deadline for DOE Grid Reliability Proposal

FERC has rejected calls from the oil and gas industry and others, including environmental groups, to extend the public comment period over the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recent proposal to provide reliability and resiliency compensation to coal and nuclear baseload generators.

October 12, 2017

FERC Staff Has Pointed Questions for DOE NOPR Commenters

FERC staff is asking commenters to answer a series of questions — some of them pointed — to help staff understand the implications of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposal to provide reliability and resiliency compensation to coal and nuclear baseload generators.

October 6, 2017

DOE’s Grid Resiliency NOPR Target of Sharp Criticism at House Subcommittee Hearing

All six witnesses at a House Committee on Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Thursday said they oppose for both process and substance reasons the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recent proposal to provide reliability and resiliency compensation to coal and nuclear baseload generators. Several subcommittee members were sharply critical of the proposal as well.

October 5, 2017