How will FERC advise the EPA on the reliability impacts of MATS compliance?

During its May open meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order outlining the process it will follow for advising the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on requests from power generators for an additional year to comply with the EPA’s recently promulgated mercury and air toxics standard (MATS). In a major step toward reconciling the missions of the nation’s energy and environmental regulators, FERC outlined the procedural and analytical framework that will guide its evaluation of whether specific, documented reliability concerns warrant an additional year for a unit to run before it must come into MATS compliance.

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