Monthly Archives: September 2015

Utility Project Amicus Brief Urges Supreme Court Not to Approve FERC’s “Demand Response” Plan to Fix Spiking Wholesale Electricity Spot Markets with “Market-Based Rate” Payments to Retail Customers for Not Using Electricity

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in 2011 adopted a rule it believed would avoid or reduce price spikes by requiring wholesale electricity spot market operators, such as the NYISO, to pay large retail customers to avoid using electricity at the same “market-based rates” set for the supply of electricity.  By reducing market demand at times when the price is Read more…

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