November 30, 2018

Utility Communications and How the FCC Decisions Impact the Industry

Joy Ditto

This aricle is jointly published by the Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee and the Energy Infrastructure, Siting, and Reliability Committee. 

Much of the electricity industry’s attention on regulatory matters, rightfully, is focused on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). However, as I recently said in testimony to a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on black-start resources in October 2018 (Statement of Joy Ditto before Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Oct. 11, 2018), practitioners may be surprised to find out that some of the most impactful regulatory decisions affecting the industry are coming not from FERC but from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 

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