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FERC Tackles Natural Gas Pipeline Project Climate Emissions

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing to revise its highly controversial gas pipeline certification process by establishing an unprecedented framework that accounts for climate, environmental justice, and landowner impacts.

“Right now, we have a mess on our hands,” said FERC Chair Rich Glick, who heads up the Democrat-controlled commission, at its Feb. 17 meeting, […]

February 17, 2022|

Long-Duration Storage Projects Gaining Steam

Just days after the California Energy Commission announced the first application in the state for storage using compressed air, another long-term storage proposal advanced: a 500 MW project that would use pumped storage at the San Vicente Reservoir in eastern San Diego County.

The City of San Diego and the San Diego Water Authority board […]

February 1, 2022|

Federal Appeals Court Sides With San Francisco, Against PG&E for Distribution Roadblocks

A federal appeals court has sided with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and against federal regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric over allegations that PG&E has been suppressing competition and generally making life miserable for the municipal utility that provides power, water and sewer to city-operated facilities in San Francisco.

A three-judge panel […]

February 1, 2022|

Federal Agency Pushes Grid Operators to Increase Distributed Energy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has directed the California grid operator and five others to prove they are lowering market barriers for loads of combined resources from large and small energy users. The agency wants the regions to put aggregated distributed energy resources on an equal footing with traditional generation.

Much of the distributed energy […]

January 20, 2022|

FERC Seeks Stronger Protections for Electric and Pipeline Systems

During its first meeting of 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission addressed only one issue: cybersecurity. It began work proposing that the North American Electric Reliability Corp., a standards and enforcement body, write rules to help thwart insider cybersecurity attacks against generators and transmission owners. Taken together, these connected networks are often referred to […]

January 20, 2022|
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