Ruling Delayed on DOE Subsidy Scheme

In the past week, two new members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took office. Among his first acts as FERC chairman, Kevin McIntyre wrote Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to request a 30-day delay in issuing final action on the “grid resiliency pricing rule” proposed by Secretary Perry in late September in an effort to prop up some coal and utility interests.

Chairman McIntyre requested the delay in order to afford himself and newly appointed Commissioner Richard Glick adequate time to review the docket and weigh in on deliberations.

Secretary Perry granted the requested delay and set a new deadline of January 10, 2018 for final action.

The OMA filed comment and reply brief with FERC, opposing the proposed rule that equates to a new tax on energy. Stay tuned. 12/14/2017