Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):
“Like many in the energy sector, we were surprised to see the sudden change in leadership at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last night. While we have not always agreed with all of his actions, we’ve appreciated Chairman Chatterjee’s accessibility and willingness to engage with ACORE and our members. FERC Order No. 2222 expanding the role of DERs, the rejection of NERA’s anti-net metering petition, and positive steps on transmission incentive reform and carbon pricing have all been welcome. At the same time, measures like the PJM MOPR and NYISO BSM, which undermine the ability of low-cost renewables to compete fairly in the marketplace, have been deeply disappointing and destructive.
“We congratulate Chairman Danly on his new role, and hope he continues in the model of independent FERC leadership. We also urge swift Senate confirmation of both Allison Clements and Mark Christie in order to restore a full, bipartisan complement of five commissioners so FERC can continue its mission of ensuring reliable, efficient and sustainable energy.”
Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is the nation’s premier pan-renewable organization uniting finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit www.acore.org.
Alex Hobson, Vice President of Communications, ACORE
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