Description: Challenge to FERC’s approvals of PJM Interconnection L.L.C.’s changes to the capacity market rules.
Natural Resources Defense Council v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/08/2016 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. Environmental Groups Challenged FERC’s Approval of PJM Capacity Market Rules. Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, and Union of Concerned Scientists challenged two orders issued by FERC approving PJM Interconnection L.L.C.’s (PJM’s) proposed changes to its Reliability Pricing Model, also referred to as its capacity market rules. PJM is the grid operator for 13 states and the District of Columbia, and the Reliability Pricing Model rules dictate how PJM will secure power resources to meet power demands. In the press release announcing the lawsuit, the organizations said that the rule changes approved by FERC “would impose significant costs on customers and severely handicap clean energy participation in PJM’s capacity markets.”