Michael Brooks

Deputy Editor / Daily


Michael joined RTO Insider after stints with The Montgomery County Sentinel, USA TODAY and Patch. A graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Michael lives in Mount Rainier, Md. A former waiter, he asks you to tip your servers generously.


Most Recent News

April 27, 2021
The U.S. DOT issued guidance on working with its state counterparts to facilitate the use of existing highway rights of way for building transmission lines. | ACEG
March 23, 2021
PJM’s minimum offer price rule is living on borrowed time if the comments at FERC’s technical conference on capacity markets are any guide. | FERC
March 22, 2021
Landowners told FERC that they doubted its new Office of Public Participation would improve the commission’s decision-making over natural gas infrastructure. | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
March 18, 2021
In a shift in commission policy, FERC for the first time assessed the greenhouse gas emissions of a proposed natural gas infrastructure project (CP20-487). | Berkshire Hathaway Energy
February 25, 2021
Last week's outages in ERCOT were on the minds of many witnesses at FERC’s technical conference on RTO/ISO credit practices. | FERC
February 18, 2021
FERC issued another Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on revising its policy on natural gas pipeline certificates and discussed electricity capacity markets. | Shutterstock
February 11, 2021
FERC's Richard Glick said he has 5 broad priorities in his new role, chief among them ensuring electricity market rules don't discriminate against new technology. | © RTO Insider
February 3, 2021
North Carolina Environmental Secretary Michael Regan, President Biden’s nominee for EPA administrator, appears well on his way to confirmation. | PBS
January 27, 2021
The Biden administration will not forget about fossil fuel industry workers as it transitions the U.S. to net-zero emissions by 2050, Jennifer Granholm said. | Senate ENR Committee
September 8, 2020
NERC previewed several changes it is making to its winter readiness guideline to ensure balancing authorities are aware of wind turbines’ low-temperature cutoffs. | Shutterstock