Updates Between Feb 02, 2023 and Feb 28, 2023
FERC accepts (i) the memberships of Just Energy Limited and Think Energy, LLC; (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).
FERC accepts filing, eff. Feb 23, 2023
FERC accepts filing, eff. Feb 23, 2023
Rhode Island Energy supplements its filing to request a waiver of FERC’s prior notice requirements
FERC accepts Order 676-J changes to CSC Schedule 18-Attachment Z, eff. Feb 23, 2023
CPV Towantic, Glenvale, MA AG file answers
NEP files an SGIA between itself and and Great River Hydro to provide for continued interconnection service to the McIndoes Facility. The Parties intend the McIndoes SGIA to supersede and replace the interconnection provisions set forth in the existing IA covering the facility.
Public Systems submit comments supporting Attachment K Economic Study Revisions
NEPOOL submits comments supporting 2022 Q4 Capital Projects Report
FERC accepts the move of certain RIE service agreements to Schedule 21-RIE from Schedule 21-NEP, eff. Jan 1, 2023
Mystic requests that the Formal Challenges to its Sep 15, 2022 Second CapEx Info Filing be held in abeyance until either (i) the date on which the FERC approves a settlement on Mystic’s First CapEx Info Filing (Settlement), (ii) 30 days after an order rejecting the Settlement, or (iii) in the event that the Settlement falls through, 15 days after Mystic informs the FERC it will not be filing the Settlement, whichever occurs first
National Grid answers Feb 3 NEPGA and Feb 7 ISO-NE answers
FERC accepts changes to Cold Weather Standards – EOP-011-3 (Emergency Operations) and EOP-012-1 (Extreme Cold Weather Preparedness and Operations), including their associated violation risk factors and violation severity levels, and the newly defined terms Generator Cold Weather Critical Component, Extreme Cold Weather Temperature, and Generator Cold Weather Reliability Event. The FERC directs NERC to (i) develop modifications to address the concerns regarding Requirements R1 and R7, as well as other concerns identified as to other aspects of EOP-012-1; (ii) reduce the proposed implementation time and to include a staggered implementation for Requirement R2 to reduce reliability risks; and (iii) to submit a plan within 12 months on how it will collect and assess, through annual and event-based data submittals, the following elements of Reliability Standard EOP-012-1: (1) generator owner declared constraints and explanations thereof; and (2) the adequacy of the Extreme Cold Weather Temperature definition.
ISO-NE answers RENEW’s Feb 7 answer
FERC dismisses the RENEW/ACPA Resource Capacity Accreditation & Operating Reserve Designation Complaint
FERC announces a second forum, to be held in Portland, ME on Jun 21, 2023. The purpose of the forum is to continue discussions from the September 8, 2022 forum regarding the electricity and natural gas challenges facing the New England Region. The objective of the forum is to shift from defining electric and natural gas system challenges in the New England Region to discussing potential solutions, including both infrastructure and market-based solutions. A supplemental notice will be issued with further details regarding the forum agenda, as well as any updates on timing and logistics, including registration for members of the public and the nomination process for panelists.
ISO-NE files required quarterly report
FERC accepts IEP-related changes to the Billing and Financial Assurance Policies and an update to the definition of “Monthly Issuance”, eff. Feb 20, 2023
VTransco files Agreement that establishes the allocation of costs associated with certain
structures shared with GMP that are not otherwise recovered regional rates
ISO-NE files 2022 Q4 Report
NEPGA answers VELCO comments and National Grid limited protest
RENEW, PTO AC, and National Grid file answers to protests/comments
Comments on the FERC’s IBR NOPR submitted by: ISO-NE, the IRC, NERC, Advanced Energy United, ACPA/SEIA, EEI, EPRI, CAISO, SPP, OH PUC, NYS Rel. Council, AEP, AZ Pub Srvc, BPA, infiniRel, SCE/PG&E, S. Plankey; UNIFI Consortium
FERC authorizes Hydro Quebec’s indirect acquisition of Great River Hydro, which will make HQUS and Great River Hydro Related Persons
NEPOOL answers VELCO comments; ISO-NE answers VELCO comments and National Grid limited protest
RENEW answers ISO-NE’s Jan 19 Motion for Dismissal as a Party and, in the Alternative, Answer to Complaint