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Utility Dive: As Chatterjee’s Tenure Ends, FERC Could Be ‘Single Most Impactful Agency’ on Climate: Rep. Casten

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jul 12, 2021

Utility Dive summarized FERC’s search for a replacement for outgoing Commissioner Chatterjee (former AEE staffer Maria Duaime Robinson among top picks), quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

As the clock ticks down on Commissioner Neil Chatterjee's time at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the task of finding a replacement commissioner is growing more urgent for industry and environmental groups. But in Congress, the appointment is being less closely watched than by the industry, despite its potential to accelerate Democratic priorities on renewables integration, fossil fuel infrastructure and more, according to one Democratic representative.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: Massachusetts State Rep, Favored by Renewables Industry, Emerges Among the Frontrunners to Fill FERC Seat

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jun 28, 2021

Utility Dive summarized FERC’s need to fill an empty commissioner seat, noting former AEE staffer Maria Robinson as a top candidate. Read snippets below and the full article here. Read additional coverage from MetroWest Daily News here, Nation of Change here, and Politico here, and here

Maria Duaime Robinson, a Massachusetts state representative, is among the frontrunners to replace Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, sources confirm.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: Duke, Southern Other Utilities Provide More Details to FERC on Proposed Southeast Energy Market

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jun 9, 2021

Utility Dive outlined the proposed Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) and responses from FERC, citing a comment from AEE. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The renewables industry and other stakeholders looking for broader market reforms in the Southeast view SEEM skeptically, but the utilities behind the proposal say the plan is a modest yet important step to using resources in the region more efficiently.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: FERC Should Expand Organized Markets Across the US, Former Chairs and Commissioners Say

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jun 3, 2021

Utility Dive summarized support and criticism for a letter encouraging FERC to expand use of RTOs nationwide, citing a critical tweet by AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

A bipartisan group of former federal regulators are calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to expand organized wholesale power markets across the U.S., urging the commission to flex their full authority under the Federal Power Act.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: FERC Deems Duke, Southern SEEM Proposal 'Deficient', Sends Utilities Back to the Drawing Board

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on May 12, 2021

Utility Dive outlined FERC’s request for clarity regarding the SEEM proposal, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis on the regulator’s questions. Read snippets below and the full story here.

Federal regulators sent Southeast utilities back to the drawing board last week on their proposal to develop a centralized energy exchange market. 

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: Renewables Industry Questions Whether Duke, Southern SEEM Proposal Would Limit Competition

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Mar 17, 2021

Utility Dive outlined the Southwest Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal, highlighting AEE and others’ joint comments on the plan's shortcomings. Read excerpts below and the full story here.  

Many questions remain unanswered on a proposal by Southeast utilities to form a centralized energy exchange market, stakeholders said in comments filed with federal regulators on Monday, including if it will facilitate more competition, or instead allow utilities to strengthen their position in the region...

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: Congress Should Prioritize Gas Supply Risks, NERC Says, as Senators Mull Federal Role in Texas Grid.

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Mar 12, 2021

Utility Dive outlined the Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Texas grid failure, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis on reliability standards for gas pipelines. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

The head of the U.S. electric reliability organization on Thursday recommended that, if Congress does take action in response to the widespread outages that hit Texas in February, it targets the gas supply side.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: Biden Moves to Rejoin Paris Climate Accord on First Day in Office, Signs Order to Quickly Review Trump Regulatory Actions

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jan 21, 2021

Utility Dive highlighted President Biden’s initial executive orders, quoting AEE’s Leah Rubin Shen. Read excerpts below and the full story here

President Joe Biden on Wednesday marked his first day in office by taking steps to rejoin the Paris climate accord, along with signing a flurry of executive orders.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive's 2021 Outlook: 10 Power Sector Trends to Watch

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jan 13, 2021

Utility Dive highlighted 10 power sector trends to watch this year, quoting AEE experts on EVs, clean energy policy, and changing battery infrastructure. The piece also  links to AEE's recent EV Trucks blog post. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

At this time last year, few people — if anyone — could have predicted what 2020 would bring. That tumultuous year has not yet led to a calmer one, but if January 2020 taught us anything, it's that the first days of a new year may not always be a sign of what's to come. With that being said, Utility Dive spoke to over half a dozen power sector experts who tentatively predict big changes on the horizon in 2021.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: New FERC Chair Danly cancels Chatterjee electric vehicle roundtable, nixes media briefings

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Nov 18, 2020

Utility Dive reported FERC Chairman Danly is making changes at FERC, with canceled EV roundtable and no media briefings, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

Newly-appointed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman James Danly is already making it clear his chairmanship, however short, will be different from that of Neil Chatterjee's.


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Topics: AEE In The News