On Thursday July 28, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or the "Commission") held a technical conference to discuss issues surrounding the applicability of PJM Interconnection LLC's Minimum Offer Price Rule ("MOPR") to "self-supplying" resources.
At the technical conference, Commission staff posed questions on the following issues:
Post technical conference comments are due to be filed on August 18, 2011.
Panelists at the Conference included Patrick McCullar on behalf of the American Public Power Association; Gregory J. Morgan, representing Dominion Resources Services, Inc.; Douglas R. M. Nazarian, Chairman, Maryland Public Service Commission; Dr. Joseph E. Bowring, Monitoring Analytics, L.L.C.; David L. Mohre, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; Lee A. Solomon, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; Andrew Ott, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Mark Scott, representing PJM Load Group; Dr. Roy Shanker, PJM Power Providers Group; Dr. William Hogan, Professor, Harvard University, representing PSEG Companies.
Additionally, on July 20, 2011, the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. ("MISO") filed revisions to its Open Access Transmission, Energy and Operating Reserve Markets Tariff to implement a capacity market in the Midwest in Docket No. ER11-4081. MISO also requested the Commission extend the Comment date to September 15, 2011.
A copy of the MISO filing is available here.
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