In a recent order, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (“Department” or “DPU”) stated that time varying rates are an essential component of grid modernization. As a result, the design of basic service must change to incorporate time of use (“TOU”) rates for all customers, including residential customers. The Department noted that in 2013, the

According to a report released yesterday by Monitoring Analytics, LLC, the results of the energy, capacity and regulation markets in PJM were competitive, resulting in a good overall state of the market in PJM for 2013. Monitoring Analytics, LLC is the Independent Market Monitor for PJM and is also referred to as the Market Monitoring

Last week, officials from the Energy Department, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security met with senior leaders from across the electric sector to launch an initiative to better protect the nation’s electric grid. Over a dozen electric utilities and grid operators are expected to participate in the pilot program to test the

Yesterday Governor Chris Christie issued a press release discussing the highlights of the state’s 151 page Energy Master Plan (“EMP”). The Board of Public Utilities (“BPU”) president, Lee A. Solomon, believes the plan balances the needs of ratepayers with New Jersey’s policy goals. As discussed in the EMP, there are five major goals:

  • Drive down

November 29th and 30th, 2011, are high-powered days for those in the electric industry. Tuesday, FERC began its two-day technical conference on reliability and not too far away at the Grand Hyatt in DC, Pennsylvania-based PJM kicked off Grid 20/20, a forum to provide PJM members and policy makers with cutting-edge ideas, visions and technologies

On April 7, 2011, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM) submitted proposed revisions to its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), Amended and Restated Operating Agreement (Operating Agreement) and Reliability Assurance Agreement Among Load Serving Entities in the PJM Region (Reliability Assurance Agreement). PJM states the purpose of the proposed changes is to clarify PJM’s rules applicable to

On February 22, 2011, demand side management (“DSM”) company EnerNOC, filed a Petition for Declaratory Order requesting that FERC find that EnerNOC and other companies may continue to register customers and settle under PJM’s GLD baseline methodology as they have in previous periods without enforcement action being threatened. GLD is one of three baseline methods prescribed in