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US Energy Secretary Rick Perry directed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in late September 2017 to undertake a rulemaking that would have enabled generation assets with secure on-site fuel supply (e.g., nuclear and coal plants) in organized markets to receive payments for reliability and resiliency. On January 8, FERC refused to accept that proposal, terminating the proposed resiliency compensation rule. Although FERC requested further comment and input on the importance of “resiliency” in organized markets, it is unlikely that it will act on this issue in the near term.

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