Press Releases

WIRES Announces Retirement of Executive Director James Hoecker

WIRES, the transmission trade association, has announced the retirement of Executive Director James J. “Jim” Hoecker. Hoecker, a widely recognized expert in the field of electric transmission law and policy, served WIRES with distinction, and his invaluable insight...

WIRES Names New Leadership Team for 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — WIRES, a non-profit industry group that promotes investment in the North American transmission system to benefit electricity customers, communities, and the nation’s economy; begins 2019 with a new President and new members of the Board. Brian...

Robust Electric Transmission is Key to Grid Resilience

WIRES is submitting comments today in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceeding on Grid Resilience, asserting that a robust transmission grid offers resource diversity and operational flexibility that is critically important to prevent,...

RTO Insider

“FERC has ‘a fairly robust’ program for auditing utilities with formula rates. ‘The audits, I know from personal experience, are extensive,’ said Gasteiger, who served at FERC for almost two decades, including almost six years as a top official in the Office of Enforcement. ‘And they are effective, because they do a very thorough examination of how adherence to the rate protocols and the formulas is all working.