Rich Heidorn Jr.



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 28, 2020
FERC approved a procedure for “critical” New England generators and transmission operators to obtain compensation for compliance with NERC rules.
May 26, 2020
Stakeholders last week encouraged PJM to take a more active role in facilitating carbon pricing as more states look to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). | LS Power
May 25, 2020
A summary of the issues scheduled to be brought to a vote at the PJM Markets and Reliability and Members committee meetings on May 28, 2020.
May 21, 2020
Analyses that predict increased costs for regions that exit PJM’s capacity market should be redone to presume maximizing imports to counter local market power, according to a new study. | Monitoring Analytics
May 20, 2020
NYISO is seeing “historically low” load and prices, Senior Vice President of Market Structures Rana Mukerji told the Business Issues Committee. | NYISO
April 23, 2020
The FCC agreed to open a portion of the 6-GHz band for unlicensed use over the objections of utilities, which fear their communications in the spectrum could be disrupted. | Roberson and Associates
April 19, 2020
FERC rejected a complaint by MISO’s Independent Market Monitor that PJM’s pseudo-tie requirement for external capacity resources is unjust and unreasonable. | © ERO Insider
April 5, 2020
FERC has extended the implementation deadline for the latest version of NAESB's standards to July 27, 2021, at the request of SPP and MISO. | NAESB
March 29, 2020
Marji Philips, LS Power’s vice president of wholesale market policy, says the COVID-19 crisis has her company and its competitors working together. | LS Power
February 13, 2020
Cybersecurity and reliability were the subject of numerous discussions at the NARUC Winter Policy Summit this week, with NERC CEO Jim Robb previewing an upcoming report on GridEx V, a FERC official urging regulators to get security clearances. | © ERO Insider