The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a joint meeting on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at NRC headquarters. Most of the meeting was open to the public and concluded with a tour of NRC’s new control center. Commissioners from both agencies participated. Speaking on the topic of Grid Reliability,

When the government shutdown began, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (“NRC”) stated it had enough carryover funds to stay open for about a week. Unfortunately, October 9 was the last full day of “normal” operations for the agency that regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear

Utilities are regulated by many state and federal agencies. The energy industry, if not immediately, will eventually be affected by the government shutdown. This post examines the impact of the federal government’s shutdown on a couple of agencies that are directly related to the reliability of the power grid: the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC”)