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FERC Order Opens Wholesale Power Markets to DERs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in September issued Order 2222, a final rule to remove barriers for distributed energy resource (DER) aggregators to participate in the wholesale capacity, energy,…

What is 'Resilience', and Do We Need It?

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry last year petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to craft policies to provide for “resilience” in the nation’s generation resource mix. He wrote…

Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing: FERC’s Rulemaking and How Our Energy Markets Are Responding

Kenneth W. Irvin and Christopher Polito1 Sidley Austin LLP - Washington, D.C. What is “resilience,” and do we need it? As anyone who has not been on Mars knows, last…

Acquiring Bankrupt Energy Assets Clear of Compliance Obligations