FERC sets quick timeframe to consider Perry’s request

Source: By ANTHONY ADRAGNA, Politico • Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

FERC is asking for initial comments on DOE’s proposed rule that would benefit nuclear and coal-fired power plants to be submitted in just three weeks — a timeline that suggests the independent commission is eager to move quickly on the Trump administration’s proposal that is already generating push-back from a diverse group of major industry players. In a notice out late Monday, FERC set an Oct. 23 comment deadline and said reply comments would be due by Nov. 7.

Representatives of oil, natural gas, wind, solar and other sectors urged FERC in a Monday letter to pump the brakes on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s request for a quick turnaround on the new rules, Pro’s Darius Dixon reports. “This is one of the most significant proposed rules in decades related to the energy industry and, if finalized, would unquestionably have significant ramifications for wholesale markets under the Commission’s jurisdiction,” wrote the 11 groups, including the American Petroleum Institute, Solar Energy Industries Association and Electric Power Supply Association. They called Secretary Rick Perry’s proposed timeline “unreasonable on its face.”