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The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requesting that specific members of the energy workforce receive the COVID-19 vaccine sooner, moving from Phase 1c to 1b. In the letter, signed by all FERC commissioners, the agency says, “Over the course of the last year,...
FERC News

Mark C. Christie was sworn in this week as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during a ceremony in the chambers of the Virginia State Corporation Commission in Richmond. Judge G. Steven Agee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit performed the swearing-in ceremony. Commissioner Christie comes to FERC from...
FERC News

FirstLight Power has submitted its Amended Final License Application (AFLA) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the operating licenses for 50 years for its Cabot and Turners Falls hydroelectric generating stations on the Connecticut River and its Northfield Mountain energy storage facility. These facilities will be important contributors to Massachusetts’ efforts to achieve...
FERC News

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of Mark Christie and Allison Clements to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, bringing the commission to its full, five-member complement of commissioners for the first time in nearly two years. The confirmation came on a voice vote, FERC said. Christie, a Republican and chairman of the Virginia...
FERC News

President Donald Trump today named James Danly chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), replacing Neil Chatterjee who has served in this position since October 2018. Danly has served as a commissioner since March 2020. Before that he served as general counsel to FERC since joining in 2017. “It has been my utmost pleasure...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking power industry comments on potential risks to the U.S. bulk electric system from equipment and services produced in countries considered as threats to national security. FERC announced late last week it was seeking comments on those potential risks. Among the topics sought from industry players include insights...
Dam Safety

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has submitted to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer its status report summarizing the department’s actions during and after the failures of the Edenville and Sanford dams in May and outlining the status of reviews of the state’s dam safety operations. The Preliminary Report on the Edenville Dam...
FERC News

Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Bernard McNamee has made it clear all year that he is stepping down from the regulatory body. He finally gave the exact date of his exit. In a Twitter post and statement on the FERC website, McNamee revealed September 4 will be his last day on the job. “Since I announced...