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Proposed Reliability Mechanisms for the Clean Power Plan

KEYWORDS: FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, SUE TIERNEY, JASON GRUMET, CLEAN POWER PLAN

WHEN: Friday, May 8, 2015 4:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC, 20045

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Over the past few months, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has held a series of technical conferences across the country to explore the potential impacts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan. While FERC’s technical conferences covered a broad array of issues, reliability emerged as a key topic. Two reliability-related proposals in particular were discussed by a number of speakers: the reliability assurance mechanism (RAM) and the reliability safety valve (RSV). These mechanisms have been proposed by several stakeholders in their comments to the EPA, including the ISO/RTO Council, PJM, Ameren, and others. Stakeholders have proposed that FERC play a significant role in implementing either or both of these mechanisms.

Following on from the questions and issues raised during FERC’s technical conferences, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) hosted a half-day technical workshop in Washington, D.C. to delve into the details of designing and implementing an RSV and/or RAM.

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Featuring:

Hon. Colette D. Honorable
Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
@FERC

Jason Grumet
President, BPC
@JasonGrumet

Gerry Cauley
President and CEO, North American Electric Reliability Corporation

Michael Dowd
Director of Air Division, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Hon. James W. Gardner
Vice Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission, on behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
@KYPSC

Craig Glazer
Vice President-Federal Government Policy, PJM Interconnection, on behalf of the ISO/RTO Council
@pjminterconnect

John Moore
Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council’s Sustainable FERC Project
@NRDC

John Novak
Executive Director for Environmental Issues, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
@NRECAnews

William H. Spence
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, PPL Corporation, on behalf of the Edison Electric Institute
@PPL_Corporation

Sue Tierney
Senior Advisor, Analysis Group
@analysisgroup