Rich Heidorn Jr.

Editor-in-Chief / Co-Publisher


Rich is a former reporter and editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he began covering the electric industry as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware introduced competition in the late 1990s. His coverage won the National Press Foundation’s 1998 award for energy reporting. He later headed a Houston-based startup that produced hourly power indexes and worked as an energy analyst for Bloomberg Government. In between, he worked for eight years in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Enforcement, where he became a whistleblower — proving he was not cut out for government work. He holds a journalism degree from Penn State University and an MBA from Temple University.


Most Recent News

May 13, 2021
PJM defended its handling of Dominion Energy’s decision to opt out of the May 19 capacity auction, asking FERC to reject a complaint by LS Power. | Dominion Energy
May 12, 2021
The Bipartisan Policy Center proposed a compromise $1 trillion infrastructure package that would authorize $300 billion in spending for a clean energy transition. | C-SPAN
May 11, 2021
The PJM Planning Committee endorsed the RTO’s proposed “quick fix” solution to extend its deadline for responding to new transmission service requests. | © Google
May 10, 2021
The Pennsylvania DEP published a rulemaking requiring fossil fuel generators to obtain emission allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. | Pa. Department of Environmental Protection
May 9, 2021
NERC will hold its final planning meeting for GridEx VI on May 26, the Real-Time Operating Subcommittee heard at its latest meeting. | © RTO Insider LLC
May 6, 2021
It’s a mystery that has stumped the ERO’s brightest minds: Why is the Eastern Interconnection regularly seeing 200 MW of excess generation? | NERC
May 5, 2021
Dominion has abandoned PJM’s capacity market over concerns the minimum offer price rule will undermine its ability to meet Virginia’s renewable targets. | Dominion Energy
May 4, 2021
Dominion Energy officials are confident that its 2.6-GW offshore wind project will meet cost projections despite rising raw material costs. | Dominion Energy
April 29, 2021
A panel at WIRES’ virtual spring conference focused on the challenges of integrating and managing DERs after FERC Order 2222. | WIRES
April 27, 2021
Grid planners must abandon narrow categorizations of transmission projects to allow broader cost allocation, speakers at the WIRES spring meeting said. | WIRES