Aug 8 -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is proposing, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act, to amend its regulations to permit credit-related information sharing in organized wholesale electric markets to ensure that credit practices in those markets result in jurisdictional rates that are just and reasonable. The Commission seeks public comment on the proposed regulations. Comments are due October 7, 2022. Reply comments are due November 7, 2022.
Pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), the Commission is proposing to revise § 35.47 of title 18 of the Code of Federal Regulations to permit regional transmission organizations (RTO) and independent system operators (ISOs) to share among themselves credit-related information regarding market participants in organized wholesale electric markets.
The ability of RTOs/ISOs to share credit-related information among themselves could improve their ability to accurately assess market participants' credit exposure and risks related to their activities across organized wholesale electric markets. The ability to share such information could also enable RTOs/ISOs to respond to credit events more quickly and effectively, minimizing the overall credit-related risks of unexpected defaults by market participants in organized wholesale electric markets.
To ensure that RTOs'/ISOs' credit policies remain just and reasonable, the Commission proposes to revise its regulations to require each RTO/ISO to adopt tariff provisions that permit the sharing of its market participants' credit-related information with other RTOs/ISOs to enhance credit risk assessment efforts. The Commission seeks public comment on this proposed reform.