US: FERC renewables plan causes concern

Wind energy lobby group fears that FERC’s plan to create level playing field for renewables could ‘exacerbate discrimination’ within the sector. Pauline McCallion reports

Even-handed - wind generators looking for fair deal

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has voiced concerns about a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) published by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on November 18, 2010 that aims to encourage greater use of variable energy resources (VERs) on the US transmission grid.

After issuing a Notice of Inquiry on January 21, 2010 to determine the need for reforms to help integrate VERs into the US power grid, FERC has proposed a limited set of reforms, which it says aim to address

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