A group of 11 energy industry associations representing natural gas, wind, solar, rural electric cooperatives, and other energy technologies today filed a motion at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), following the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rule-making on grid resiliency pricing.
In their motion, energy industry associations called on FERC to move forward with a deliberative process that considers stakeholder input as it determines whether and how to move forward with a rule-making.
Specifically, the energy industry associations’ motion:
- Opposes DOE’s request for an interim final rule;
- Requests that any comment period should be at least 90 days given potential ramifications for consumers and billions of dollars of electric sector investments;
- Requests a technical conference be held prior to the end of the comment period for stakeholders to better understand the proposal and provide meaningful input; and,
- Notes that the other deadlines in the DOE proposal are “wholly unreasonable and insufficient” and should be extended, should FERC “decide to proceed with a rulemaking of this type at all.”
These energy industry associations signed onto the motion:
- Advanced Energy Economy
- American Council On Renewable Energy
- American Petroleum Institute
- American Public Power Association
- American Wind Energy Association
- Electricity Consumers Resource Council
- Electric Power Supply Association
- Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
- National Rural Electric Cooperative
- Natural Gas Supply Association
- Solar Energy Industries Association
Last week, the DOE asked FERC to develop and implement reforms focused on the reliability and resiliency of America’s electricity grid.
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