News Release: December 11, 2014
FERC to Convene Coal Delivery Panel Discussion at December Commission Meeting
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will convene a panel discussion on coal delivery issues and their effects on electric reliability at its December 18, 2014, meeting.
Officials in the Midwest have raised concerns about railroad congestion affecting coal stockpiles and operation of the electric power sector in Minnesota and other areas. FERC has been monitoring this issue, and in recent months Commission staff have been in communication with staff at the Surface Transportation Board (STB) as well as affected utilities on this subject.
Panelists at the discussion will include representatives of FERC staff, STB, ALLETE/Minnesota Power, BNSF Railway and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator.