Michael Brooks

Associate Editor
D.C. Correspondent


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

May 21, 2020
FERC approved PJM’s proposed energy price formation revisions, agreeing with the RTO that its reserve market was not functioning as intended. | PJM
May 18, 2020
A regionally planned undersea transmission network interconnecting future offshore wind projects would save New England more than $1 billion, The Brattle Group said in a study. | Brattle Group
May 5, 2020
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals seemed unconvinced by arguments that FERC exceeded its jurisdiction by refusing to let states opt out of Order 841, which opened wholesale markets to energy storage. | AES
April 27, 2020
The full 11-member D.C. Circuit Court spent three and a half hours grilling attorneys in a case that could decide whether FERC is allowed to issue tolling orders. | Williams
April 20, 2020
More than 300 energy industry professionals logged into a single video chatroom through Zoom for the Energy Bar Association's annual meeting. | EBA
April 16, 2020
James Danly attended his first FERC open meeting as a commissioner, albeit virtually, as the proceeding was held by teleconference because of the COVID-19 pandemic. | © RTO Insider
April 9, 2020
Renewable resources will account for the largest proportion of new capacity this year, EIA predicted, though their growth will be tempered by the COVID-19 pandemic. | EIA
April 1, 2020
James Danly was sworn in as a FERC commissioner, officially beginning a term to end in 2023 and giving Republicans a 3-1 advantage on the commission. | FERC Chair Neil Chatterjee
March 30, 2020
The wind and solar industries were disappointed that Congress’ massive $2 trillion stimulus bill did not include extensions of the production and investment tax credits. | The White House
February 13, 2020
A panel at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Winter Policy Summit on the cybersecurity of natural gas infrastructure waded into the world of insurance. | © ERO Insider