Ensuring fairness for renewables
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent federal agency that regulates interstate transmission of electricity. Wind on the Wires advocates for fair treatment of renewables through this agency when negotiations with MISO fail.
FERC regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. Its mission is to assist consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost, through appropriate regulatory and market means.
The FERC functions that Wind on the Wires typically engages the agency on are:
- Regulation of the transmission and wholesale market sales of electricity in interstate commerce;
- Reliability of the high voltage interstate transmission system through mandatory reliability standards; and
- Investigations of energy markets.
Wind on the Wires has very actively participated in filings related to MISO Queue Reform (from QR 1 in 2008, up to current time QR 4.5 to be filed Oct 2016), External NRIS recently/currently in a Part 206 (complaint) filing and also Battery Storage Comments to FERC, among other topics.