Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will hold a Technical Conference to discuss policy issues related to the reliability of the Bulk-Power System from 10 a.m. –  4 p.m. The Commission will also accept written comments regarding the matters discussed at the technical conference. The Commission states that written comments regarding the matters discussed

Because the grid is so critical to all aspects of our society and economy, protecting its reliability and resilience is a core responsibility of everyone who works in the electric industry.

– Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) Acting Chairman Cheryl LaFleur

This month, FERC directed the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) to develop Reliability

Just in time for the first anticipated heat wave of the summer in the Philly area, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) released the 2013 Summer Reliability Assessment.

Prognosis: Stable with a chance of weather strain.

Good news: A majority of the areas in the NERC report are projecting sufficient resources to meet summer

A smart grid is a safe grid. On September 20, 2012, FERC announced the opening of the Office of Energy Infrastructure Security. OEIS is designed to provide leadership, expertise and assistance to the Commission in identifying, communicating and seeking comprehensive solutions to significant potential cyber and physical security risks to the energy infrastructure under the

As we celebrate the beginning of our independence, I challenge Smart Grid Legal News readers to take one action this week that moves our country closer to energy independence. It can be something as simple as changing your light bulbs to compact florescent bulbs or unplugging the cell phone charger when it is not in

How does one governmental agency impact another? This question will be center stage as FERC examines the impact recent EPA regulations have on the reliability of the bulk power system at its upcoming technical conference. The Commission-lead day and a half agenda will include panelists addressing the Commission’s questions related to these topics:

Panel I:

FERC, RTOs, ISOs, NARUC, Governors and Politicians… there is no shortage of concern over the potential impact of the new Environmental Protection Agency rules regarding clean air. Will the cost of compliance force the shut down of many coal-fired power plants? Will reliability suffer as a result? These issues are at the core of the