On the morning of September 10, 2011, a huge storm hit the Gulf of Mexico.
In the aftermath of the storm, the country faced a massive electricity black-out.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was left powerless to provide assistance to states.
A lot of states were left without power.
The FERC was then tasked with ensuring that the grid would function properly in the event of another major storm.
In a report released on August 29, 2017, the FERC found that the nation’s electricity infrastructure was “fundamentally unstable” and required a “major upgrade.”
A series of federal emergency orders, known as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), were issued to ensure that the US had a “high level of preparedness” for the storm.
This was a critical time for the US to be able to respond to another major hurricane, which had already left behind massive damage and was expected to hit Florida within days.
The report called for a major upgrade to the nations electrical infrastructure, including the transmission and distribution grid.
This would include replacing the power grid with a “cloud-based” infrastructure that would store energy and provide a backup source of power for critical industries like hospitals, schools, and military bases.
The first order of business for the FEC was to establish a task force of three people from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to create a blueprint to create the “next generation of distributed and distributed generation” that would power the grid.
The task force was tasked with creating a system to “make sure that all Americans have a reliable and reliable electricity system, in which the electrical grid will be resilient to emergencies and disasters.”
In September 2012, President Obama signed a bill, The American Electric Power Act, into law.
The bill mandated a $2.4 trillion overhaul of the nation, which included replacing the nation´s transmission and transmission lines with “a distributed and dispersed generation system that uses cloud-based storage of electricity and other energy.”
This would be done by a distributed generation network that would be powered by a “virtual electric grid” and would be capable of storing and moving energy.
A major shift in how electricity was distributed was a key component of the FEPA.
It required that a “sustainability plan” be put in place to ensure the grid was able to “recover its full capacity” after any major storm, and to ensure a system that would not “require excessive and unnecessary investment in new and additional infrastructure.”
The FEPAs “plan of action” required that the “national grid be capable to provide a steady, reliable supply of power in the absence of major disasters, emergencies, or emergencies associated with other states.”
The FEP Act was meant to create an “insurance policy” for states that needed to be protected from the consequences of another big storm.
But for a while, the law seemed to be in limbo.
The FERC would only make recommendations to the White House on the implementation of the bill, and when the White, the President of the United States, signed the FCEA into law, it was only a matter of time before Congress passed a bill.
In January 2018, the Senate passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or REPA, which was an overhaul of federal regulations, energy and infrastructure.
The law included a number of measures aimed at ensuring that states were able to implement their renewable energy mandates, as well as ensuring that “the nation has the ability to provide an adequate level of electricity for the general public, and for all of its citizens.”
The act created a National Energy Task Force, comprised of the Federal Energy Administrator, the Secretary of Energy, the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Fed, and the Secretary and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The NETA task force would be tasked with “developing, implementing, and enforcing a national energy strategy, to achieve an energy security for the United Americans and the world,” according to the bill.
The NETA plan included a new program known as “Clean Energy Reinvestments,” or CER, which required that utilities be able sell power to the grid for $3 per megawatt hour.
The new policy would also mandate the use of the $3 price tag, instead of a rate of return on the energy used to generate power.
This price tag would be calculated on a market-based basis, rather than on a price tag that is set by the Federal Reserve.
This meant that, instead, utilities could charge customers an extra $3 if they wished to sell power at a higher price than the $1 price tag they were used to, and that they could charge $1 more for power if they wanted to charge $3 more than the rate of returns on their energy.
The plan was aimed at making sure that “states can use energy-saving technologies, like solar panels and wind turbines, to