Policy & Regulation

Former FERC members oppose Perry’s fuel store proposal

Eight former FERC members have opposed Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal for plants to store 90 days of fuel supplies on site for emergency use.
By Staff reporter 20 October 2017 0 28064

Eight former members of the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including five former chairs, have opposed Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to allow coal and nuclear plants to store 90 days of fuel supplies on site for emergency use, giving them precedence over gas and renewables.

The eight members filed a letter with FERC saying Perry would be "seeking to reverse a quarter century of FERC reforms that have created a marketplace for electric power generators and many of the coal plants he is...