DC Circ. Backs FERC Approval Of PJM Power Market Rules

Law360, New York (June 20, 2017, 3:39 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday backed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of new rules for electricity capacity markets run by regional grid operator PJM Interconnection LLC, rejecting arguments from environmental, clean energy and public utility groups that the new rules discriminate against renewable energy.

An appeals court panel said FERC reasonably concluded that the rules crafted by PJM, which oversees the grid in 13 states and the District of Columbia, for its capacity markets — where electricity producers are paid for power they agree to...
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