President Joe Biden on Thursday named Richard Glick, a Democrat, as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Glick currently serves the commission on a term lasting until June 30, 2022. He was originally nominated to FERC by former President Donald Trump in 2017.
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The United States is already running at the head of the pack in the race to cut greenhouse gas emissions as it rejoins the Paris Agreement, leaders of the energy industry said this week.
The industry was largely supportive of President Joe Biden’s statement move on his first day in office, whic... Read More »
National Grid Renewables sold the Springfield Solar project in Dodge County, Wisc., to Alliant Energy.
Springfield Solar is a planned 100 megawatt (MW) solar energy project that is part of Alliant Energy’s plan to build more than 1,000 MW of solar projects in Wisconsin by 2023. The 100 MW Sprin... Read More »
With fuel costs on the rise, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that generation from natural gas-fired power plants will decline for the first time since 2017, by about 8 percent this year.
This follows a year of the lowest natural gas prices in decades, at a 2020 nominal... Read More »
Dominion Energy acquired the 150 MW Hardin solar generating facility in Hardin County, Ohio, from Invenergy this week, taking on a new operation that will allow it, in turn, to supply electricity to Facebook under a long-term power purchase agreement.
The agreement had been signed before the pro... Read More »
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) recently issued an order in Kentucky Power’s rate case, approving the first base rate increase to the residential class since 2015.
In July 2020, Kentucky Power had filed an application seeking an annual increase in its electric revenues of $70.1 mi... Read More »
A new paper from the research arm of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) posits that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) should reassess its long-established theories of regulation.
The paper, "Whither the FERC?: Overcoming the Existential Threat to I... Read More »
In a plan approved by the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC), Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power will provide approximately $13 million in Fresh Start financial assistance funds to customers struggling to pay their bills as of Jan. 15, 2021, with reduced restrictions.
The Fresh St... Read More »
With the closure of a deal on the 300 MW Atchison Renewable Energy Center in northwest Missouri, Ameren Missouri could add as much as 700 MW of in-state wind generation to the grid this year.
While the Atchison purchase isn’t operating at full capacity yet, due to ongoing construction on some ... Read More »
The Alliance to Save Energy outlined proposals it would like the Biden administration and Congress to consider to boost energy efficiency, create jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help consumers and businesses lower their energy bills.
The Alliance’s 2021 policy agenda includes items t... Read More »