07 Mar '12, 9pm

Carl Pechman, FERC Economist, on the Role of the Pivotal Agency: Carl Pechman, an economist at FERC, the Feder...

Carl Pechman, FERC Economist, on the Role of the Pivotal Agency: Carl Pechman, an economist at FERC, the Feder...

Carl Pechman, an economist at FERC , the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, spoke today at SolarTech's Solar Leadership Summit in San Jose, California. He noted that FERC was "a really sleepy agency for many years." But his presentation and the recent actions of FERC showed that the agency is anything but sleepy these days. Greentech Media's recent coverage shows that FERC realizes the changes occurring in the electrical grid. FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff spoke last month on the need for flexible electricity pricing and consumer energy awareness. We covered FERC Commissioner Philip D. Moeller speaking on the need for energy storage on the electrical grid last year. It seems that the commissioners at FERC 'get it' and realize that the grid is transforming and that they must be involved in regulating this shift. Pechman spoke on what it is that FERC does as well as its c...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Carl-Pechman-...

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