FERC Seeks Stakeholder Input on Reactive Power Compensation

On November 18, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a notice of inquiry seeking comment on a broad array of issues related to FERC’s policies respecting compensation to generation owners—including conventional resources, renewable resources, and resources interconnected to the distribution system—for their reactive power capabilities (“NOI”). 1 An NOI is an information-gathering proceeding used by FERC to determine whether to move forward with more formal action to change Commission rules or requirements. Though the issuance of an NOI does not necessarily mean that...
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Electricity Transmission Provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

On Monday, November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the “Act”), commonly referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. The package provides funding opportunities for a variety of traditional infrastructure projects, including approximately $65 billion for energy and electric grid development. The Act’s energy provisions are diverse, and include opportunities for those investing in grid resilience and reliability, research and development for newer and emerging technologies such as battery storage and hydrogen,...