Former congressperson and current CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Jo Ann Emerson writes an op-ed for The Hill (4/29, Emerson, 533K) in which she says of the nation’s electrical grid, “a system’s reliability is a benchmark for whether the system truly works under constantly changing conditions.” Emerson says the US must demand “the highest possible reliability from our electric grids” even within the dynamic circumstances, but the Administration’s Clean Power Plan threatens grid stability at a time when “our national grid achieves 99.98 percent reliability.” Emerson is thankful that the FERC “is listening” to “serious questions” from NRECA and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. If FERC finds that the Clean Power Plan could endanger grid reliability, Emerson argues, the Administration should ax the measure “before the Environmental Protection Agency disrupts the systems we count on.