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Comments submitted to the FERC Regional Technical Conferences

Comments submitted to the FERC Regional Technical Conferences

Western Grid Group along with 10 other groups submitted comments to FERC at the Denver Regional Technical Conference on Environmental Regulations and Electric Reliability, Wholesale Electricity Markets, and Energy Infrastructure held on February 25, 2015.

The groups that joined to comment included: Energy Future Coalition, Island Energy Coalition, Natural Resources Defense Council, NW Energy Coalition, Renewable Northwest, Sonoran Institute, Sustainable FERC Project, Utah Clean Energy, Vote Solar, Western Grid Group and Western Resource Advocates.

You can download or view comments HERE.

Opening comment:

“The undersigned public interest organizations,1 who share a direct interest in the Western area electricity grid, have joined to submit the following comments in advance of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Technical Conference on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, as amended, and the relationship of FERC- jurisdictional activities to that proposed rule. We appreciate this opportunity to provide comments to FERC on questions of electric reliability, wholesale electricity markets, and energy infrastructure related to EPA’s proposed rule. We applaud the Commission for its leadership in fostering aggressive and early communication among regulators and stakeholders on these critically important issues, as we believe that addressing them effectively will require cooperation and coordination among a large number of organizations.”