July 31, 2014

FERC says it’s working with EPA on Clean Power Plan

From: Penn Energy

Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 29 told a congressional committee that they are working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make sure the coal-averse Clean Power Plan doesn’t destabilize the grid.

FERC Acting Chairman Cheryl LaFleur was one of those testifying before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power about the plan, designed to reduce CO2 emissions from existing power plants. The plan is expected to force the closure of a number of coal-fired power plants on top of those already being forced to shut due to EPA programs like the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).


Gas supply a key to making this plan work

Once the Clean Power Plan, unveiled to the public recently, entered the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) interagency review process before its release, FERC provided input to the EPA primarily from a reliability perspective.

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