Regional Operators' Rebuke Of Perry Plan May Sway FERC

Law360, New York (October 24, 2017, 7:08 PM EDT) -- Monday was the deadline for public comments on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to pay coal and nuclear plants for providing baseload power and grid reliability services, and aside from coal and nuclear advocates, the reviews were scathing. But experts say harsh words from regional grid operators who run wholesale energy markets could speak loudest to FERC as it evaluates Perry’s plan.

FERC has received hundreds of comments on Perry’s notice of proposed rule-making, which asked the agency to direct regional grid operators that run wholesale markets to revise their tariffs to ensure that baseload power generators in those markets fully...

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