Missouri Regulators Clears Ameren to Build 400-Megawatt Wind Farm, Largest in State

The Missouri Public Service Commission on Oct. 24 approved a settlement authorizing Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, to construct and operate its proposed High Prairie Wind Farm in Schuyler and Adair counties. Under the settlement, TG High Prairie LLC, a special purpose entity tasked with building the facility, would merge into Ameren Missouri…

New York Attorney General Sues ExxonMobil Over Climate Change Misinformation

Exxon Mobil Corp. was the target of a lawsuit by New York’s top legal representative which alleges that oil and gas giant deceived investors over its management of the risks posed to the business by climate change regulation, according to an Oct. 24 filing. The suit further alleges that Exxon assured investors it had adequately…

Trump Taps Chatterjee to Take the Helm at FERC, Replacing McIntyre

President Donald Trump selected Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, a Republican appointee, to be the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, replacing fellow Republican Kevin McIntyre, according to an Oct. 24 announcement. Chatterjee, a former energy adviser for Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was acting chairman of FERC last year before McIntyre’s confirmation, and during…

Ohio Regulator Creates Grid Modernization Workgroups to Foster Innovation Towards Enhanced Customer Experience

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Oct. 24 established the PowerForward Collaborative, a utility workgroup charged with monitoring marketplace developments to fulfil the objectives of its grid modernization roadmap. The PowerForward roadmap charts a path forward for the state’s grid modernization endeavor, creating a regulatory paradigm to foster innovation that allows for an enhanced…