FERC, NARUC Launch Forum on Reliability, Environment

WASHINGTON—Federal and State energy regulators will launch a Forum to explore reliability issues stemming from new and pending environmental rules for the power sector. The Forum, consisting of membership from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), will coincide with NARUC’s three…

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What’s Happening with NERC Reliability Standards?

Currents Newsletter, Michigan Municipal Electric Association Daniel E. Cooper, P.E. 4.1.11 Reliability has always been an issue for electric utilities. Municipal utilities, with their local connections and close relationships with their customers, have generally prided themselves on their reliable operations. So the new reliability standards shouldn’t be a big deal,…

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