FERC, Carbon Pricing, EVs and What Lies Ahead
A Q&A with Former FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee
December 03, 2020
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FTI Consulting's Matthew DeCourcey, former FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee, and Sidley's Kenneth Irvin discuss the United States' moves toward reducing or eliminating carbon from electric generation and transportation. McNamee, who served as a Commissioner at FERC 2018-2020, and before then as Executive Director, Office of Policy, U.S. Department of Energy, and Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy, U.S. Department of Energy, will share his insights about these developments and the role of FERC.
President-elect Biden's new administration aims to deploy 500,000 EV charging stations and to make electric generation carbon-free by 2035. Both goals will depend on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. How will increased deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging infrastructure nationwide impact FERC-jurisdictional transmission system and wholesale electricity markets? What are the challenges and opportunities for carbon pricing in the wholesale electric markets and FERC's role in implementing such proposals?
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