• Coal Plant Retirements Raise Reliability Concerns for FERC Commissioner
  • April 29, 2014
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • Commissioner Philip Moeller of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) expressed concern this week that the nation’s power grid lacks sufficient infrastructure to replace coal and nuclear generation plants scheduled to retire or go offline over the next few years. This winter’s extreme weather stressed the power grid, and there are increasing concerns that compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) and other greenhouse gas emissions regulations will cause trouble for grid reliability.