Updates Between Dec 01, 2022 and Jan 04, 2023
FERC authorizes a transaction pursuant to which, in part, LSPower will acquire Central Rivers Power’s QF assets in New England, making NEPOOL Participants Central Rivers Power MA, LLC and Central Rivers Power NH, LLC Related Persons to Jericho Power rather than Pawtucket Power Holding and its Related Persons in the Generation Sector.
NEPOOL requests that the FERC accept (i) the memberships of Just Energy Limited, Think Energy; (ii) the termination of the Participant status of Josco Energy MA, Starion Energy, and Rhode Island Bioenergy Facility; and (iii) the name changes of BP Energy Retail Company LLC (f/k/a EDF Energy Services, LLC), BP Energy Holding Company LLC (f/k/a BP Energy Retail LLC), and Rhode Island Bioenergy Facility, LLC (f/k/a formerly known as Rhode Island Bioenergy, LLC).
ISO-NE, NEPOOL and the PTO AC jointly file tariff revisions to incorporate rules that will enable electric storage facilities to be planned and operated as transmission-only assets (SATOA) to address system needs identified in the regional system planning process set forth in the OATT (Part I: ISO-NE Tariff Revisions; ) (Part II: TOA Revisions)
FERC accepts UI’s (and the region’s final) Order 864 and Order 864-A compliance filing, eff. Jan 27, 2020
FERC accepts Schedule 21-RIE/Attachment E Revisions, eff. Jan 1, 2023
New England Consumer-Owned Systems and Energy New England respond to Dec 13 protests/comments in this proceeding, urging the FERC to accept ISO-NE’s compliance filing without modification
ISO-NE and NEPOOL file changes to the Financial Assurance and Billing Policies related to the Inventoried Energy Program (IEP) and to update the definition of “Monthly Issuances” in the Tariff’s Definitions Section
FERC extends the deadline for filing responses to RENEW’s Complaint up to and including Jan 23, 2022
ISO-NE submits required FCA17 informational filing
Mystic answers ENECOS Dec 6, 2022 answer
FERC grants waiver of certain provisions in the Attachment F formula rate template to ensure that, as of the date RI Energy becomes a PTO, NEP’s transmission revenue requirements collected through regional and local rates will not include a forecast based on historical NEP revenue requirements that included costs of RI Energy-owned transmission facilities; eff. Jan 1, 2023
FERC authorizes transaction pursuant to which Seneca will ultimately become a Related Person of BP Energy through wholly-owned subsidiaries of BP Products North America Inc.
NEPOOL, NESCOE, MA AG support the PTO AC’s request for an extension of time to respond to the RENEW Complaint
Mystic responds to answers to its Nov 22, 2022 Emergency motion
FERC accepts 2022 Q3 Capital Projects Report
FERC accepts the the 2026-27 ICR-Related Values, eff. Jan 7, 2023
FERC accepts the changes to fund NESCOE’s 2023 Budget, eff. Jan 1, 2023
Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a Rhode Island Energy (RIE) submits filing (in ER23-678) to (i) move certain RIE service agreements to Schedule 21-RIE from Schedule 21-NEP and (ii) revise its Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) with Thundermist Hydropower LLC. in a companion filing (ER23-681), RIE and NEP submit filing to cancel the NEP Tariff database that previously contained the service agreements.
FERC accepts 2023 ISO-NE Budgets, eff. Jan 1, 2023
NEPGA answers ISO/RTO Council Dec 8 comments
FERC accepts NESCOE’s 4th 5-year Pro Forma Budget (2023-2027)
Pursuant to the FERC’s June 10, 2022 order in this proceeding, CMP submits a compliance filing, within 30 days of the effective closing date of the transaction, reflecting the Nov 17, 2022 effective date in an executed version of the Second Amended Agreement and Schedules
PTO AC requests 20-day extension of time, to Jan 23, 2023, to answer RENEW Complaint
Mystic answers ENECOS’ Dec 1, 2022 response
ISO files contract with Potomac Economics for EMM services for 2023-2025
NSTAR proposes revisions to the general plant depreciation rates for NSTAR (East) and NSTAR (West)
FERC accepts Windham Energy membership
UI submits second supplemental Order 864 compliance filing to correct minor errors and provide additional clarity to the May 10, 2022 compliance filing
Talen Energy Supply, LLC (TES) requested the required FPA Section 203 approvals for a change in control transaction whereby 10% or more of the voting securities of a new parent of TES and its affiliated debtors (Reorganized Talen) will be distributed to some or all of Indicated Noteholders pursuant to a joint plan of reorganization of the TES Debtors subject to confirmation by the Bankruptcy Court
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Limited Protests and Comments filed by: Brookfield, MA AG, National Hydropower Association, and RENEW
FERC accepts, eff. Jan 1, 2023, revisions to Attachment F of the OATT to apply the IRS’s ADIT proration formula to their actual (true-up) revenue requirements and to thereby maintain compliance with the IRS’s depreciation normalization requirements and to ensure their continued ability to use accelerated depreciation
RENEW files complaint seeking changes to the ISO Tariff to eliminate the direct assignment of Network Upgrade O&M costs to Interconnection Customers. RENEW also requested (i) that it be considered an Interested Party or afforded adequate opportunity to participate and access transmission rate information under the PTOs’ Formula Rate Protocols and (ii) the PTOs be directed to provide greater transparency regarding O&M costs in the interconnection process. The proposed revisions to Schedule 11 of the Tariff were voted by the Transmission Committee on Oct 26, 2021, and discussed at the Nov 3, 2021 Participants Committee meeting.
FERC accepts (i) the memberships of: Derby Fuel Cell, LLC [Related Person to Fuel Cell Energy Companies, DFC ERG CT and Bridgeport Fuel Cell (AR Sector, RG Sub-Sector)]; KCE CT 5, KCE CT 7, KCE CT8, and KCE CT 9 [Related Persons to KCE CT 1 and 2 (Provisional Group Member); Maven Energy, LLC (Supplier Sector); Rhode Island Bioenergy, LLC [Related Person to Rhode Island Bioenergy Facility, LLC (AR Sector, RG Sub-Sector, Small RG Group Member); Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities Carriers End User Sector); Sunnova Energy Corporation (AR Sector, DG Sub-Sector); and Triolith Energy Fund, LP (Supplier Sector); (ii) the termination of the Participant status of EIP Investment, LLC (Provisional Group Member); and (iii) the name change of Stones DR, LLC (f/k/a Centrica Business Solutions Optimize, LLC).
FERC accepts amended filing of revisions to Attachment F, Appendix D to establish a depreciation rate for PSNH Accounts 357 and 358
Rhode Island Energy responds to deficiency letter by proposing to include in its Schedule 21-RIE recently-approved Order 864 compliance changes
FERC issues deficiency letter directing RIE to address the absence of a permanent ADIT worksheet (as required per Order 864).
Mystic submits for information revision to Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) that memorializes Constellation LNG’s pre-existing business practice of crediting Mystic under the FSA to account for firm gas transportation (FT) charges that Constellation LNG collects from forward third-party sales of gas. Mystic stated the the credit to the FSA reduces Mystic’s cost-of-service.
Answers to Mystic’s Emergency Motion for Partial Directed Disposition on Remand filed by: ISO-NE, CT Parties, MMWEC, National Grid and NESCOE
ISO-NE files errata to its October 18, 2022 Report to correct on p. 8 a statement that the projected level of gas-fired resources in 2040 would represent “approximately 0.2 GW more than New England’s current natural gas-fired generation fleet.”
ENECOS reply to Mystic’s Nov 17 Response to ENECOS’ Formal Challenges to Mystic’s Second CapEx Info. Filing
Answers to Mystic’s Emergency Motion for Partial Directed Disposition on Remand filed by: ENECOS, MPUC
FERC accepts revisions, eff. Jan 1, 2023
FERC accepts revisions, eff. Jan 11, 2023
ISO-NE files notice of Dec 5 suspension of Manchester Methane from the New England Markets
FERC accepts, eff. Jan 1, 2023, revisions to NEP Tariff No. 1 that (i) remove certain language in light of PPL’s acquisition of The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a Rhode Island Energy (RI Energy), the subsequent transition in operational control of RI Energy’s transmission facilities, and an associated change in the mechanism through which RI Energy recovers its transmission revenue requirements; and (ii) make non-substantive edits to Tariff No. 1 to replace outdated references therein
NEPOOL submits comments in response to ISO-NE’s Nov 22, 2022 Filing in this proceeding
Mystic submits compliance filing, with an Amended and Restated COS Agreement, as required by the FERC’s Nov 2, 2022 order accepting Mystic’s uncontested Sep 8, 2022 Offer of Settlement that resolved all contested matters in this proceeding
ENECOS answer Mystic’s Nov 16, 2022 Answer
FERC accepts FCA18 Schedule Modifications, eff. Dec 10, 2022
FERC issues third supplemental notice of a Dec 7, 2022 joint technical Conference with the DOE for discussion of supply chain security challenges related to the BPS, ongoing supply chain-related activities, and potential measures to secure the supply chain for the grid’s hardware, software, computer, and networking equipment