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Energy Regulator Needs to Tackle Market Battles: Utilities

Feb. 28, 2017, 10:53 PM

Jurisdictional battles between state and federal control in the energy markets will be one of the biggest challenges for a new panel of commissioners expected to be appointed to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, utility groups say.

Once the Trump administration nominates commissioners and FERC again has a quorum, the independent economic regulator will be able to tackle the pending jurisdictional issues.

The American Public Power Association, which represents community-owned utilities serving 14 percent of the country’s electricity customers, said it wants the new commissioners to be able to handle these issues.

“What I would be looking for in new ...

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