Category: Industry News

Supreme Court Rules Against EPA MATS Regulations

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against an Environmental Protection Agency regulation limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule remains in effect, however, until the D.C. Circuit Court determines how to…

Results in for EIPC gas-electric study

Results are now posted for the final review on the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC)’s in-depth look at gas-electric infrastructure across a half-dozen regions. For several years, EIPC has been conducting the Gas-Electric System Interface Study, a broad-based, transparent collaborative…

Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning June 22

PJM issued a series of warnings on June 22 to its generation and transmission companies that a possible geomagnetic disturbance could impact the PJM transmission system between 3 p.m. yesterday and about 7:30 a.m. today. There was no reported disturbance impacting…

Grid 2020 examines the future on gas-electricity interoperability

This is an updated version of a story that originally ran in Inside Lines on June 17, 2015. Flexibility and the need for greater coordination across the different sectors of the utility industry were some of the themes that emerged…

PJM and Industry Explore Gas/Electric Interoperability on June 17

Gordon van Welie, president and CEO of ISO New England, will be the keynote speaker and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Philip Moeller will give the afternoon address at PJM’s Grid 20/20: Focus on Gas/Electric Interoperability forum on Wednesday, June 17….

ISO/RTO Council releases resource investment report

The ISO/RTO Council Monday released the Resource Investment in the Golden Age of Energy Finance report. The report, prepared by Market Reform, examines the factors that drive investment in generation and other system resources and how these factors are influenced…

Microgrids Take Center Stage at PJM Annual Meeting

Microgrids, one of the hottest topics in the energy industry, were the focus of the General Session of the PJM Annual Meeting of Members Wednesday morning. Five experts representing different aspects of microgrids presented at “Nested Microgrids: Distributed Systems for…

FERC Rules on NAESB Proposals on Gas-Electric Coordination

At its April 16 meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission adopted two proposals submitted by the North American Energy Standards Board to revise the interstate natural gas nomination timeline and make conforming changes to their standards. However, the Commission declined to…

PJM Provides Economic Analysis of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

PJM posted its economic analysis of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan today. The Organization of PJM States, Inc., which represents state utility regulators in the region served by PJM, requested the analysis of economic impacts on…