FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued preliminary permits to two companies considering the development of pumped-storage projects: Freedom Works LLC and Owyhee Energy Storage LLC. Freedom Works proposes to study the feasibility of the 4,000-MW Ulysses Pump Storage Hydro Project in Grant County, West Virginia. The proposed project would consist of a new upper...
Environmental

Staff with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for relicensing of the 84.8-MW Bucks Creek Hydropower Project (No. 619). Pacific Gas and Electric Company and City of Santa Clara, California are co-applicants for the project. The co-applicants filed an application on Dec.12, 2016 (supplemented on May 22, 2018)...
FERC News

Bernard McNamee, who has been part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission since he was nominated by President Trump and confirmed in late 2018, apparently is stepping down from FERC, according to reports. McNamee said he wanted to spend more time with his family, according to reports of the meeting at LAW360. LAW360 and other...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Premium Energy Holdings LLC to study the feasibility of the proposed Intermountain Pumped Storage Project in Millard County, Utah. The closed-loop pumped storage project would have a capacity of 1,200 MW to 2,000 MW and consist of: Two new reservoirs, a lower reservoir upstream...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has directed PJM Interconnection L.L.C. to expand its Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) to address state-subsidized electric generation resources (with certain exemptions), a decision it says will “protect the competitive capacity market administered by PJM.” FERC says this action reaffirms and builds on its June 29, 2018, order, which...