DOE Urges FERC to Take Action on Threats to Resilience of Electric Grid

Washington, D.C.— Energy Secretary Rick Perry sent a letter today to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) calling on the Commission to adopt electricity market reforms to prevent the premature retirement of baseload power plants.   The letter also includes a proposed rule.  ACCCE issued the following statement by Paul Bailey, President and CEO.

“We commend Secretary Perry for initiating a rulemaking by FERC that will finally value the on-site fuel security provided by the coal fleet,” said Bailey.  “The coal fleet has large stockpiles of coal that help to ensure grid resilience and reliability.  We look forward to working with FERC and grid operators to quickly adopt long overdue market reforms that value the coal fleet.”

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16k MW of generating capacity could retire in few years, leaving PJM w/o fuel-secure baseload. Read @FERC comments: //t.co/35WOOuW2IM

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.@CASE_forAmerica in @TheHill on the importance of the #coalfleet to maintaining grid resilience: //t.co/gJ4T09vI02

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Wind/solar received $11 billion from feds in 2013; impacts traditional baseload generation. Read our @FERC comments: //t.co/35WOOuW2IM

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MUST-READ: Nick Akins of @AEPnews says baseload coal plants allowed TX to “Dodge a cannon ball” //t.co/gJ4T09vI02

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.@FERChatterjee: time to “potentially cast a lifeline” to assets like #coalfleet to maintain electricity supply: //t.co/xJcHKLjoRn

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America's PowerNov 11 at 5:06am
Must-read op-ed in The Hill this week - as baseload energy sources are pushed aside, grid resilience suffers. Read more:
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