DOE Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule Faces Lots of Opposition

A recently filed grid resiliency rule proposal from the U.S. Department of Energy has brought out a storm of opposition from a wide range of groups, including the Ohio Public Utilities Commssion of Ohio (PUCO), PJM, consumers groups (including the OMA), natural gas generators, and even some coal interests.

The rule would effectly require subsidies for coal and nuclear generators. By doing so, it would blow up the functioning electricity markets and raise prices on consumers significantly, according to the rule’s critics.

Read a summary prepared for the OMA Energy Group. 10/25/2017