Interim FERC Chairman: Coal and Nuclear ‘Need to Be Properly Compensated’

By [email protected] One of Neil Chatterjee’s top priorities in his new role as interim chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is to ensure coal and nuclear power receive some form of compensation for the “resilience and reliability” benefits they provide to the U.S. electric system.

Resilience and reliability “are essential to national security,” said Chatterjee, in an interview on FERC’s Open Access podcast.

“To that end, I believe baseload power should be recognized as an essential part of the fuel mix,” he continued. “I believe that generation, including our existing coal and nuclear fleet, need to be properly compensated to recognize the value

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