September 22, 2014 - Rating agencies: Jury is still out on credit impact of proposed EPA rule
The credit outlook for public power utilities remains stable in the next 12 to 18 months but the impact of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon dioxide emissions rule for existing plants remains unknown, representatives from Moody's Investors Service, Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor's told attendees of the APPA Business and Financial Conference in Portland, Oregon on Sept. 16.
September 22, 2014 - MISO CEO details resource adequacy challenges at FERC meeting
Federal energy regulators on Sept. 18 heard from the CEO of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator and other regional officials related to a regional resource adequacy forecast for 2016.
September 22, 2014 - New York ISO sees opportunities, obstacles for distributed energy; identifies long-term resource needs in report
New York state ranks high in the potential for adding more rooftop photovoltaic and small-scale combined heat and power systems, the New York Independent System Operator said in a Sept. 18 report.
September 22, 2014 - California ISO board signs off on energy imbalance market implementation plan
The California Independent System Operator?s Board of Governors on Sept. 18 approved an implementation plan for a soon-to-be launched energy imbalance market (EIM).
September 19, 2014 - FERC moves to clarify role for public power in Order 1000 transmission planning
In a move aimed at promoting broader regional transmission planning in the Western Interconnection, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 18 clarified that an Order 1000 regional transmission planning process can conduct transmission planning on behalf of public power utilities that do not enroll in the transmission planning region.
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