The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued Order No. 1000 whose purpose is to enhance the grid’s ability to support wholesale power markets by ensuring transmission services are provided at just and reasonable rates. Order No. 1000 builds on FERC’s open access reforms of Order No. 888 (1996) and the planning reforms of Order

Chairman Wellinghoff stressed that ancillary services are broader than energy storage and he made it clear the development of a vibrant ancillary services market is an important element of the Commission’s Notice of Inquiry (NOI). Commissioner Norris issued a statement highlighting the need to make sure regulatory policies and practices do not stunt the growth

Yesterday, Entergy announced plans to join the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO). The New Orleans based utility had been evaluating its options regarding the best management structure for its transmission system, including proposals from the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and MISO. The study done by Entergy included independent analysis of the savings and actual proposals

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