Monday, August 19, 2013

Increased Energy Market Coordination: FERC Encourages Stakeholder Efforts Before Weighing Regulatory Changes

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Attorney, Alan J. Rukin, authors Increased Energy Market Coordination: FERC Encourages Stakeholder Efforts Before Weighing Regulatory Changes, published in IDEA District Energy Magazine’s “From a Legal Perspective” section.

Increased Energy Market Coordination FERC Encourages Stakeholder Efforts Before Weighing Regulatory ChangesThe development of new sources of natural gas and the corresponding price decline have some electricity and heat energy suppliers, including IDEA members, considering natural gas as their fuel of choice. Responding to this ongoing fuel switch, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has undertaken an effort to learn about the feasibility of greater coordination between the electricity and natural gas markets – two of the major energy markets it regulates. The development of new sources of natural gas and the corresponding price decline have some electricity and heat energy suppliers, including IDEA members, considering natural gas as their fuel of choice. Responding to this ongoing fuel switch, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has undertaken an effort to learn about the feasibility of greater coordination between the electricity and natural gas markets – two of the major energy markets it regulates.

This column summarizes FERC’s recent energy market coordination efforts so that IDEA members can be aware of the ongoing issues and potential market changes. Read the complete article
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