Clean Energy on FERC’s Agenda as Agency Eyes Utility Grid Powers
The debate also comes as some in Congress are pressing the commission to spur projects that reduce emissions and lower consumer costs.
“The Biden administration is looking at: How do we get this stuff built in the next two years?” said Devin Hartman, director of energy and environmental policy for the R Street Institute, a pro-market Washington think tank, and a former FERC electricity markets analyst.
Federal agencies, local governments and developers will realize that projects are dependent on regulatory changes, said Hartman, who supports greater competition for grid improvements.
“The agency that’s going to matter most out of the gates for this is FERC,” he said.