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FERC Revises the EQR Data Dictionary and...

In an order issued this afternoon, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adopted further changes to the Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) Data Dictionary. FERC stated that it adopted version 3.0 of the EQR Data Dictionary in order to implement the revised EQR filing process and to update the list of Balancing Authority names and abbreviations reflecting changes in the official...

Wyandotte, Michigan Receives “Innovator ...

Wyandotte Municipal Services (WMS) has earned the 2012 Energy Innovator Award from the American Public Power Association for its Geothermal Energy system, first made available to WMS electric customers in 2010.  Residential and commercial customers can elect to install ground source heat pumps that connect to a closed sub-surface water-circulation system in order to use the earth’s...

FERC Staff Presents The 2011 “State of t...

We are pleased to present the Office of Enforcement’s 2011 State of the Markets Report. The State of the Markets Report is staff’s annual opportunity to share our assessment on the natural gas, electric, and other energy markets. The presentation is based on conclusions of the staff and not necessarily those of the Commission, the Chairman or any of the individual Commissioners. ...

Electric Public Safety Issue – Cop...

Copper theft continues to be a safety issue for electric utilities around the United States. Stealing wire and equipment from electric utilities is dangerous, illegal and must be reported. Metal theft can cause power surges or outages and injury to an innocent person coming in contact with tampered equipment. Learn about the real life consequences of copper theft in this video (produced...

The ABCs of RECs

District Energy Magazine Alan I. Robbins 1.24.11 Editor’s Note: “From a Legal Perspective” appears in each edition of District Energy magazine to address legal issues of current importance to the district energy industry. It is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Getting credit for the production or purchase of renewable energy...

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