How DOE's 'Grid Resiliency' Policy May Impact Gas Markets
Chip MoldenhauerDecember 6, 2017, 11:26 AM EST
Law360, New York (December 6, 2017, 11:26 AM EST) -- The shape of the nation's emerging energy infrastructure could be changed by maintaining coal and nuclear plants past their expected retirement dates. That is a likely outcome of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's interim rule, to be released by Dec. 11. Maintaining baseload plants for the sake of grid resiliency could stall new natural gas infrastructure development and disrupt power markets as early as next spring.
In another, more fuel-neutral scenario, FERC has an opportunity to stimulate investments in firm gas transportation, gas storage and backup...