FERC Commissioners Clash Over Summer Grid Warnings

By Keith Goldberg (May 19, 2022, 7:54 PM EDT) -- A grid reliability report that warns of potential summer power shortages in large swaths of the U.S. produced familiar partisan commissioner splits Thursday over the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's role in the electricity system's transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.

At FERC's monthly open meeting, commissioners got their chance to weigh in on a report released Wednesday by the North American Electric Reliability Corp., or NERC, which oversees the reliability of the U.S. bulk power system at FERC's behest. That report, incorporated into FERC's summer energy market and reliability assessment unveiled at Thursday's meeting, warned of potential electricity shortfalls during...

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