US FERC a central player in long-awaited power grid study

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With the intent of starting “an important conversation about the future” of the US power grid and further exploring a wide range of market factors central to the discussion, the US Department of Energy late Wednesday released its long-awaited study on grid reliability.
While DOE had remained tight-lipped since commissioning the grid study in April, stoking concerns that it would be used by the Trump administration as a basis for providing out-of-market support for struggling coal and nuclear power plants, little new ground was broken in …

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