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FERC Regains Full Five Members as Regulatory Fights Loom

The U.S. Senate on Nov. 30 confirmed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) nominees Allison Clements and Mark Christie, filling out all five seats at the helm of the federal energy…


The Bittersweet Power of Hybrids

A quest for reliability and flexibility is driving significant interest in hybrid and co-located resources, but their widespread integration could hinge on how they are defined and valued in wholesale…


In Search of Middle Ground Between State Public Policy and Federal Regulation

The tension between state and federal lawmakers is ages old, with a history marked by periods of outright assault or relative peace. On Dec. 19, 2019, the quiet in the…


FERC Order Backs Grid Market for DERs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order that advocates for distributed energy resources (DERs) say will enable DERs, including renewable energy such as solar, wind, and battery storage,…


FERC Rejects NYISO’s Capacity Market Plan, Creating Consternation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) ruling on Sept. 4, 2020,  rejected, in a three-to-one decision, the New York Independent System Operator's (NYISO) proposal to change its capacity market rules,…