FERC News

Hydro 101: Master the basics at HYDROVISION International with Waterpower Hydro Basics

Particularly if you’re new to the hydroelectric power sector, or even a seasoned professional moving in a new direction, the Waterpower Hydro Basics Course is a perfect opportunity to learn more about all aspects...

PacWave South project receives first U.S. marine renewable energy research lease

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has offered the first marine renewable energy research lease in federal waters off the U.S. West Coast to Oregon State University (OSU) for the PacWave South project. PacWave...

FERC seeks comment on financial assurance measures for hydroelectric projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking public comment on possible changes to its practices for requiring financial assurance measures in hydroelectric licenses. Such measures are intended to ensure that a licensee has...
COVID19 Globe

Critical energy workers need COVID-19 vaccine sooner, FERC tells CDC

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...
Digital Shaking Hands

Christie swearing in brings FERC to full commission

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...

FirstLight Power files with FERC to relicense three hydroelectric stations

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...

Senate votes to confirm Christie, Clements to FERC

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...

President Trump names Danly new FERC chairman, replacing Chatterjee

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...

FERC seeking comment on foreign cybersecurity risks to U.S. bulk electric system

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...
Cyber Security

FERC, NERC staff outline cyber incident response and recovery best practices

Staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North American Electricity Reliability Corporation (NERC) have published a report on cyber planning for response and recovery that outlines best practices for the electric utility...