Electricity Policy


, Maryland Matters
Electric Monopoly Corruption and Market Promise
Mike Haugh

As bags of cash were being passed around Illinois and Ohio statehouses, one thing was clear. No one paying or receiving the bribes had one iota of concern for the true victim in all of this: the…

FERC Upholds Electricity Federalism
William Gray

Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unanimously dismissed a petition by the New England Ratepayers Association that sought to shift jurisdiction for compensating customer-sited…

FERC May Decide This Week on Federal Power Grab
Josiah Neeley

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is expected to decide this week whether to grant a petition that requests the agency to massively expand federal regulatory authority over the energy…

, S&P Global
Washington Week: House to consider clean energy-focused infrastructure bill
Devin Hartman

From S&P Global:

June 30

The R Street Institute will discuss the electric market implications of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s actions pertaining to net metering.

Electric Transmission Incentives Policy Under Section 219 of the Federal Power Act
Mike Haugh


The R Street Institute (“R Street”) appreciates the opportunity to submit its comments on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC” or…

, Real Clear Energy
Don’t Let Washington Regulate Rooftop Electricity
Josiah Neeley

As we head into summer, the prospects of a federal takeover of state electric policy is heating up in Washington. While the issues involved sound technical, behind them lay important questions about…

Why Regulation of Net Energy Metering Programs Should Remain a State Matter
Josiah Neeley

Should FERC agree with NERA’s position, it would have a significant impact on our system of federalism. A growing number of states are already concerned with what they view as FERC infringement…

, SmartGrid Today
ACORE, ACEG launch ‘macro’ transmission grid effort
Devin Hartman

From SmartGrid Today:

Others quoted in the press release voicing support for this effort included WIRES Executive Director Larry Gasteiger, R Street Institute Director of Energy &…

New England Ratepayers Association Comments
Chris Villarreal & Devin Hartman

Pursuant to Rule 214 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission), 18 C.F.R. §§ 385.214, the R Street Institute hereby moves to intervene…

Net Metering Should Remain Local Rule
Devin Hartman

In April, the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) filed a petition challenging a bedrock FERC decision to not assert federal jurisdiction over state net metering policy. Although a legal…