Cold Weather Impacts on Grid

Acting Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Cheryl LaFleur announced February 20 that the commission will hold a technical conference April 1 to review the operational and market impacts of the cold weather that continues to test grid operators and utilities.

Energy Storage Rule Clarification

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed to clarify February 20 a rule that expands opportunities for generators, energy storage providers, and third parties that provide additional grid services. At the same time, the commission announced that it would move forward with examining third-party sales of reactive supply and voltage control as well as regulation and frequency response. The commission will hold a technical conference on the issue April 22.