Monthly Archives: December 2006

FERC Adopts Electricity Transmission Siting Rules: Says it Can Reverse State Denials

In Section 1221(a)of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Congress for the first time enabled the federal government to approve the siting and location of new electric transmission projects. The new law required the Department of Energy (DOE) to issue a national transmission congestion study for comment by August 2006, and every three years thereafter. Read more…

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APPA Study Debunks NY PSC Report on Electric Restructuring

In March 2006 the New York Public Service Commission issued a Staff Report on the State of Competitive Energy Markets lauding the claimed results of its efforts to restructure New York state’s wholesale and retail electricity industry. A new study undertaken for the American Public Power Association (APPA) examines the methodology of the New York Read more…

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