December 19, 2014 - Utility official encourages FERC's 'continued attention' to railroad coal delivery issues
While the Surface Transportation Board (STB) is responsible for overseeing service provided by the nation’s railroads, the potential impacts on electric reliability require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s "continued attention," an executive with a Minnesota-based electric utility said at a meeting where FERC commissioners examined coal delivery issues for electric generation.
December 19, 2014 - FERC rules it must play a role in transfer of assets for Boulder municipalization
Boulder, Colorado, cannot acquire ownership of the transmission assets necessary for its municipalization without Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval, according to a declaratory order issued by the commission on Dec. 18.
December 19, 2014 - Middle East scholar Vali Nasr to address APPA CEO Roundtable in March
Middle East scholar Dr. Vali Nasr will discuss new developments in the Middle East that will have major implications for U.S. foreign policy and the economy, and offer insights into global economic markets and geopolitical trends, at the 2015 CEO Roundtable in Phoenix, Arizona.
December 18, 2014 - FERC staff report alleges trader, funds engaged in fraudulent 'Up to Congestion' transactions in PJM energy markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 17 issued an order alleging that an individual, Houlian "Alan" Chen, and three funds engaged in fraudulent "Up To Congestion" (UTC) transactions in the PJM Interconnection’s markets. Along with Chen, the order involves HEEP Fund Inc., CU Fund Inc. and Powhatan Energy Fund LLC.
December 18, 2014 - FERC says California ISO is first to fully satisfy Order No. 1000 regional requirements; takes up inter-regional filings
In a Dec. 18 order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said that the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) has fully complied with the regional requirements of the commission's Order No. 1000.
- Attorneys general say 'numerous legal defects' provide grounds for invalidation of EPA proposed plan for existing plants
- Pass cybersecurity bill now, APPA and other industry groups tell Senate
- Sens. Shaheen and Portman introduce a shorter version of their efficiency bill
- New York ISO forecasts adequate electric capacity for peak demand this winter
- FERC staff report alleges trader, funds engaged in fraudulent 'Up to Congestion' transactions in PJM energy markets
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