Analysis

Perry's FERC Grid Pricing Plan Would Roil Energy Markets

Law360, New York (September 29, 2017, 6:44 PM EDT) -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Friday asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to devise wholesale electricity market rules that would pay coal-fired and nuclear power plants for contributing to grid reliability, a rare request that experts say could upend the energy market model that's developed over the past two decades.

Perry issued a notice of proposed rulemaking asking FERC to direct regional grid operators that run wholesale markets to revise their tariffs to ensure baseload power generators that operate in wholesale markets fully recover their costs if they provide essential grid reliability services and have a 90-day fuel supply...

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