WASHINGTON, D.C. – The electric and natural gas
industries need to strengthen their winterization and cold weather preparedness
and coordination to prevent a recurrence of the unprecedented February 2021
power outages to millions of people during the February 2021 freeze in Texas
and the Midwest.
That is the assessment of a
preliminary report presented at today’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
(FERC) meeting by a joint inquiry team of staff from FERC and the North
American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and its regional entities. The
report reviews what happened during the freeze and outlines a series of
recommendations, including mandatory electric reliability standards, to prevent
Full Announcement | Preliminary Findings and Recommendations Full Presentation | Presentation Slides
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Group Health Plan Transparency in Coverage Files
This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.