State of Michigan and MISO Propose Retail Capacity Charge

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) announced on September 19 that discussions between the state and the regional transmission organization (RTO), Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), have produced a plan will keep energy rates as low as possible, even as it provides regulatory assurance that monies will be spent to secure needed electric capacity.

FERC Orders Changes to MISO Auction Rules, Customer Refunds Expected

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order on December 31 (Docket No. EL15-70-000, et al) to correct “market manipulation” by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) in connection with its 2015-2016 Planning Research Auction. The commission ordered MISO to file rule changes before … Read more…

FERC Orders Inquiry on Alleged Manipulation of MISO Auction

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has ordered its Office of Enforcement to conduct a non-public, formal investigation (Docket No. IN15-10-000), with subpoena authority, regarding a possible energy market manipulation by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) in connection with its 2015-2016 Planning Research Auction. … Read more…

Dynegy to Evaluate Impact of PJM Transition Auctions on Retail Contracts

Dynegy, a retail energy provider serving businesses and residents in Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, on September 8 reported its results from PJM Interconnection’s capacity auction for planning year 2018/19 and transition auction for the 2016/17 delivery year.   The Houston-based company said it is evaluating … Read more…

NRG Gripes That Few ISOs/RTOs Are Complying with FERC Order 809

NRG Energy filed a protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on August 18 – arguing that all independent system operators/regional transmission organizations (ISOs/RTOs) that have not changed their Day-Ahead Schedules in compliance with the commission’s Order 809 should be required to do so. … Read more…

Illinois Commerce Commission: Design Elements of MISO Auction Need Re-examining

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved comments on June 29, set to be filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in three separate complaint cases regarding the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s 2015-2016 Planning Resource Auction. The complaints were filed by the advocacy group Public … Read more…

5 Trends Transforming the US Energy Sector

Sonia Aggarwal of research firm Energy Innovation posted on Utility Dive about five trends shaping energy markets today. Energy Innovation also curates the website for America’s Power Plan – a policy toolkit developed by over 150 energy professionals with the goal of promoting clean, affordable … Read more…

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