PJM MOPR could cost market consumers up to $2.6B annually, report finds

Utility Dive: States have been some of the most vocal opponents of the MOPR, passed by FERC in December, which effectively raises the bidding price in the PJM market for new resources that receive state subsidies. FERC defends the order as an attempt to mitigate the "price distorting effects of state subsidies," while opponents say the order favors fossil fuel generators and undermines state policies attempting to bring new renewables online.

Coastal states like Maryland and New Jersey worry the MOPR could adversely affect their nascent offshore wind market, while markets in states like Illinois, Ohio and New Jersey could be hurt by the rule's nuclear clearing prices.

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