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Electricity Markets
Lubbock Power & Light is expected to win final approval in March from the Public Utility Commission of Texas to move most of its system into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, and away from the Southwest Power Pool, following a PUCT decision on Feb. 15. Commissioners directed the PUCT staff
Cybersecurity
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is establishing a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response at the Department of Energy and $96 million in funding for the office was included in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request to bolster DOE's efforts in cybersecurity and
Electricity Markets
A proposal by the Trump Administration that calls for divesting the transmission assets of the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bonneville Power Administration “is likely to raise transmission rates for BPA and TVA customers because the new private owners would have higher capital costs that would need to be recovered in rates,” Moody’s Investor’s Service said.
Electricity Markets
With the number of community choice aggregation programs rising sharply in California, state regulators recently set new requirements designed to ensure that there is not an excess procurement of resources by the incumbent utilities. The requirements approved February 8 by the California Public Util
Reliability
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 15 revised its regulations for the provision of primary frequency response, which FERC said is an essential service in ensuring the reliability and resilience of the North American bulk power system. At its monthly open meeting, the commission approve
Energy Storage
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 15 voted to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy and ancillary services markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. At the same time, the commission sa
Electricity Markets
In remarks that covered a range of topics including possible reform of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, a new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission resilience proceeding and infrastructure and reliability issues, FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre made it clear that he wants the federal
Power Sources
Public Service Co. of Oklahoma plans to soon file exceptions to an Oklahoma Corporation Commission law judge's recommendation that the American Electric Power subsidiary should not be allowed to charge ratepayers for its portion of the $4.5 billion, 2,000-MW Wind Catcher project being built by Inven