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Judge Wants FERC Input In Ill. Nuke Plant Subsidy Fight

Law360, New York (April 25, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT) -- As challengers of Illinois' plans to subsidize struggling nuclear power plants argued that despite what the state says, the subsidies directly affect wholesale electricity rates in violation of the Federal Power Act, an Illinois federal judge on Monday asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to weigh in on the issue.

A coalition of power producers that includes the Electric Power Supply Association and merchant power giants Calpine Corp., Dynegy Inc. and NRG Energy Inc., claim that the $235 million in annual zero emission credits, or ZECs,...
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