FERC chief Danly's bid to investigate CAISO over August blackouts rejected by Glick, Chatterjee

Utility Dive: The California Independent System Operator was forced to prompt rolling blackouts in August following "a perfect storm of events" that included a heatwave and resource constraints. The event received widespread attention from stakeholders across the industry. Senators in September pressed then-FERC nominees Allison Clements and Mark Christie on whether they believed FERC had a role to play in preventing further such incidents.

Danly on Thursday said he believes FERC does have a critical role to play in determining whether tariffs in the state are still just and reasonable, consistent with his view of the commission as primarily an adjudicator that should act within its specific statutory authority, through an investigation into the tariffs known as a 206 proceeding under the Federal Power Act.

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