On October 7, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) issued a Recommendation to Industry (Recommendation) requesting that transmission owners review their current Facility Ratings Methodology for their transmission facilities to determine whether the methodologies incorporate the actual field conditions of the facilities.
FERC, CFTC, and State Energy Law Developments
On September 20, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 739, Promoting a Competitive Market for Capacity Reassignment.
As new high-voltage transmission increasingly becomes a stand-alone business, the structures for ownership and financing of that business continue to evolve.
During this one-hour webcast on integrating renewable energy resources into the transmission grid, our presenters discussed issues relating to the integration of variable generating resources.
On July 16, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order directing market operators in New York and neighboring regions to submit a long-term solution to loop flow issues.
On July 16, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a policy statement providing guidance on the development of smart grid technology for the electric transmission system and adopting an interim rate policy to encourage investment in smart grid technology.
On June 18, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued orders addressing two separate petitions for declaratory order submitted By NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NorthWestern).
On May 21, 2009, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a participant funding arrangement for a proposed international transmission project that would connect the Hydro-Quebec TransEnergie (Hydro-Quebec) transmission system with the ISO New England transmission system.