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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America's PowerJan 1 at 10:39am
Good point from FERC Commissioner Chatterjee at this week’s Bipartisan Policy Center event, while grid resilience is different from reliability, there are indeed significant threats to the resilience of our electric grid. See more from the event:
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