NRG's Regulatory Roundup: All the Energy News Highlights from September

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NRG's Regulatory Roundup: All the Energy News Highlights from September

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:20am


by NRG Editorial Voices

Each month, we're pulling together a reading list of can't-miss regulatory updates in the U.S. energy market. 

Energy Monitor Worldwide: Energy Department Selects Seven Projects to Develop Combined Heat and Power Technologies that Offer Services to the Electric Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of seven projects that will receive up to $10 million towards the research and development of technologies that enable small-to-midsize manufacturers to use combined heat and power (CHP) systems to provide services to the electric grid.

Bloomberg: U.S. Energy Regulator Looks to Reassert Control Amid Criticism

Kevin McIntyre, who leads the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), said the thorny issue of grid resilience is at the top of his priorities list, along with an examination of how pipelines are approved and a look at a 40-year old law designed to promote renewable energy.

Bloomberg: A Carbon-Free California Requires a Lot More Cheap Batteries

California’s push to use only carbon-free electricity hinges on a big bet: battery costs will plunge. Lawmakers are expected to vote this week on a bill mandating that power generation come entirely from clean sources like wind and solar by 2045. But without cheap batteries, that could cause power prices to soar.

Mondaq: United States: U.S. Senate Passes Bills Related To FERC Deadlock, Merger Review

On September 4, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed, by voice vote, two bills related to FERC's authority under the Federal Power Act ("FPA"). One bill, S. 186, would allow challenges to rate changes that would automatically go into effect when FERC is deadlocked. The other bill, H.R. 1109, changes the monetary thresholds for determining when a proposed merger or acquisition requires FERC approval.

Targeted News Service: FERC, NERC Announce Joint Inquiry Into Outage

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) have initiated a joint inquiry to assess the extreme cold weather event that occurred in the Midwest and a portion of South Central U.S. during the week of January 15, 2018.

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