Chatterjee Downplays Quorum Concerns; Lists Priorities on PURPA, Resilience, Pipelines
FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee on September 4 downplayed concerns about the Commission being at three members following the departure of Cheryl LaFleur at the end of August, insisting that FERC can tackle challenges before it with the commissioners in place.
Utilities, Investors Seeing Green in Renewable Natural Gas
There are plenty of efforts to make fossil fuels more “green,” or compatible with the environment, but few are gaining the scale of renewable natural gas (RNG), with the number of RNG production facilities more than doubling in the last three years.
ERCOT Dealing With Record Demand, Generator Outages, High Prices
The power market in most of Texas responded to record demand and unplanned generation outages as many would expect and several predicted, with calls for conservation and high wholesale power prices during peak demand periods.
Capacity Markets, Commissioner Disharmony in Question Following PJM Order
Among the questions being asked in the aftermath of FERC ordering PJM Interconnection not to hold its base residual auction in August are what a subsequent order will mean for capacity markets and if a three-member FERC will function better at addressing tough issues.
Senate Panel Passes Pipeline Safety Bill; Effort to Amend Jones Act Defeated
A Senate committee passed bipartisan pipeline safety legislation July 31, with members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee praising those who shepherded the measure to approval.