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FERC Chair: Texas Outages a “Humanitarian Crisis,” Agency Opens Door to Enviro Justice

The massive days-long power outage caused by frigid weather across Texas and the Midwest, resulting in numerous deaths, is a “humanitarian crisis,” Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Rich Glick declared. He and his fellow commissioner urged against pointing fingers at any one energy resource causing the power shortages, whether gas plants or […]

February 18, 2021|

Five Fed Energy Regulators at the Helm

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s first meeting of 2021 was the first time in many months that it operated with a full five-member board. The last time there was a full commission was August 2018.

“A little bit of normality is creeping back in,” James Danley, FERC chair, said […]

January 19, 2021|

FERC Votes 2-1 Against Interfering in CAISO Market

The California grid operator dodged a bullet Dec. 17 when federal regulators voted down an order that would have required the California Independent System Operator to prove its mid-August outages were not caused by an unreasonable market tariff.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Rich Glick said FERC has already […]

December 17, 2020|

FERC Investigates California August Outages

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Neil Chatterjee announced Thursday that his agency is looking into what caused a shortage of electricity that led to rolling outages in California on Aug. 14 and 15. He said he is concerned about heat related events and wildfires.

“Climate change is increasing the […]

September 17, 2020|
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