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Tag Archives: DOE

Trump Track: DOE Proposes FERC Action to Benefit Coal and Nuclear Power

Posted in FERC, Trump Track
On September 28, 2017, the Department of Energy (“DOE”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NOPR”) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) pursuant to §403(a) of the DOE Organization Act.  Regulations proposed in the NOPR would require FERC-jurisdictional Independent System Operators (“ISOs”) and Regional Transmission Organizations (“RTOs”) to develop rules for compensation of certain… Continue Reading

DOE Asserts More Control Over BPA

Posted in BPA, Federal
In the wake of the Bonneville Power Administration’s recent hiring controversy, the Department of Energy’s headquarters has issued a memo announcing its exercise of more control over BPA’s decision-making.  The stimulus for this DOE action was the earlier issuance of a DOE Inspector General’s report highly critical of BPA’s personnel actions and policies.  In addition to… Continue Reading

Bill Drummond named as new BPA Administrator

Posted in BPA, Federal
Bill Drummond has been named as the new Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), succeeding long-time Administrator Steve Wright.  Drummond has a long history in Northwest public power, and is well-regarded within the region.  Recruited to serve as the Deputy BPA Administrator in 2011, his ascendancy to the Administrator role strongly suggests a continuation… Continue Reading