FERC Floats Rule To Boost Gas, Utilities Data Sharing

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 6:07 PM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday proposed a rule requiring natural gas pipeline operators to share more information with electric grids as part of an effort to limit miscommunications for participants in the wholesale energy market.

If adopted, the rule will update existing electronic data interchange standards for pipeline and electric operators to increase the number of service notice categories from 12 to 27 — enhancing the clarity of the content issued by pipelines, promoting more efficient coordination between the two industries and better ensuring...
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