San Diego Gas & Electric and NV Energy told FERC in separate Jan. 7 filings that they support the California ISO’s plan to address a change in ownership and control of the Merchant substation and switchyard so that the facilities will become part of the Cal-ISO balancing authority area.
As noted in FERC’s Jan. 7 order, the commission in January 2015 denied the complaint of Exelon and Calpine against ISO-NE, filed under sections 206 and 306 of the Federal Power Act, which alleged that certain provisions of ISO-NE’s tariff relevant to the forward capacity market were unjust, unreasonable and unduly discriminatory.
A company spokesperson told TransmissionHub on Jan. 7 that ITC is disappointed in the order “because we believe FERC failed to provide an explanation for its departure from its prior practice and precedent of awarding 100 basis points for fully independent transmission companies.”
The U.S. Department of Energy on Jan. 6 released both a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and final Environmental Assessment (EA) on the Fishermen’s Atlantic City Windfarm project, to be located off of New Jersey.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will publish in the Jan. 5 Federal Register its final decision to partially approve and partially disapprove a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan submitted in March 2009 to address regional haze requirements.
A penalty of $235,000 and other actions are part of a settlement to address reliability violations associated with cyber assets and vulnerability assessments between the Southwest Power Pool Regional Entity and an unidentified registered entity, NERC said on Dec. 30.