The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today acted to protect the competitive capacity market administered by PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM) by directing PJM to expand its current Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) to address state-subsidized electric generation resources, with certain exemptions. News Release | Order 


FERC proposes to revise the Commission’s regulations implementing sections 201 and 210 under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), in light of changes in the energy industry since 1978. NOPR 

The Order grants New England Ratepayers’ Petition finding that, the recently enacted New Hampshire statute, Senate Bill 365 (SB 365), is preempted by the Federal Power Act (FPA) and section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). EL19-10-010 


FERC’s Order modifies data collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes. The Commission will collect certain information through a relational database construct that will modernize the Commission’s data collection processes, eliminate duplications, and render information collected through its market-based rate program usable and accessible for the Commission. This rule will become effective October 1, 2020. Order No. 860 (RM16-17-000) 

FERC is adopting the NOPR proposal on Refinements to Horizontal Market Power Analysis for Sellers in Certain Regional Transmission Organization and Independent System Operator Markets. Order No. 861 (RM19-2-000) 


FERC proposes to approve revisions to Reliability Standard TPL-001-5 (Transmission System Planning Performance Requirements) submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) NOPR 

FERC’s Order approves NERC’s proposed modifications to the prior Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard CIP-008-6 relating to Cyber Security Incident Reporting and Response Planning (RD19-3-000) Order E-2 


These Orders finds that NYISO and PJM’s current energy market pricing practices for fast-start resources are unjust and unreasonable because they result in prices that do not reflect the marginal cost of serving load. (EL18-33-000, EL18-34-000) Order E-2  | Order E-3 

FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to approve Reliability Standard CIP-012-1 (Cyber Security – Communications between Control Centers). NOPR 

This page was last updated on December 16, 2020