How to Submit Comments on Perry’s Proposal for Grid Reliability

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the process for approving Secretary Rick Perry’s proposed rule on grid reliability and resilience pricing, it’s important to get to know the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) online system.

On September 29, Secretary Perry released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) directing FERC to issue a final rule requiring its organized markets to develop and implement rules that accurately price generation resources necessary to maintain the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. bulk power system.

You can read the proposed rule by clicking here.

FERC opened a docket—RM18-1-000—for the NOPR, and on Oct. 2, it issued a notice inviting comments on the proposed rule.

The notice invites “interested persons” to submit comments by Oct. 23, and FERC has an eFiling system for submitting comments.

You can access the eFiling system by clicking here.

When submitting comments, you must reference the docket RM18-1-000.

On Oct. 4, FERC issued a separate notice asking commenters to address specific questions that will assist FERC staff in “understanding the implications” of the NOPR.

You can access that list of questions by clicking here.

Comments submitted to FERC for the docket RM18-1-000 are available for view on the FERC website.

To access those filings, you can perform a general search in the FERC eLibrary for the docket by clicking here. Hint: When entering the docket number, drop the second dash and three zeros, and just search by RM18-1.

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Jennifer Delony, analyst for TransmissionHub, started her career as a B2B news editor in the local and long-distance telecommunications industries in the '90s. Jennifer began covering renewable energy issues at the local level in 2005 and covered U.S. and Canadian utility-scale wind energy as editor of North American Windpower magazine from 2006-2009. She also provides analysis for the oil and natural gas sectors as editor of Oilman Magazine.

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