While the commission considers whether a market scheduling rule is needed, it is also looking at updating its code of business practices "to make sure that the right people are talking to each other" during a gas shortage for generators. The legal analysis that would be required to make changes is under way at FERC, Moeller said.
The warm 2011-12 winter in the eastern U.S. "may have masked" the significant challenges posed by gas-electric coordination, he said.
serving his second term on the commission. Prior to joining FERC, he headed up the
, office of Alliant Energy and before that worked for Calpine, also in the nation's capital. From 1997 through 2000, Moeller served as an energy policy adviser to U.S. Senator
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