Statement from AWEA on FERC PJM MOPR Order and SPP exit fee decision

Statement from AWEA on FERC PJM MOPR Order and SPP exit fee decision

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) order on PJM Interconnection’s capacity market:

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) order on PJM Interconnection’s capacity market:

“While we are still reviewing the exact details, FERC’s split decision threatens states’ rights and hinders their ability to bring more clean energy to their communities. It undermines Congressional authority established under the Federal Power Act. Going forward, AWEA will consider all available options to ensure that states’ clean energy policies can be fully accommodated in PJM’s market. The only glimmer of light from today’s Sunshine meeting was FERC’s reaffirmation requiring the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) to eliminate the membership exit fee, allowing for a more inclusive stakeholder process that will lead to better outcomes for consumers.” – Amy Farrell, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, American Wind Energy Association.

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