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Governor urges FERC to investigate system failures during extreme weather event.

Other Kansas officials also signed onto the letter.

Governor Laura Kelly urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to investigate the cause of system failures during the recent extreme-weather event in Kansas on Friday.

Kansas Corporation Commission Chair Andrew French, Commissioner Dwight Keen, and Commissioner Susan K Duffy signed onto the letter urging a federal investigation.

A release from Governor Laura Kelly’s office:

“Specifically, Governor Kelly and the Kansas Corporation Commission called for the FERC to:

Examine the circumstances that reduced the supply of natural gas and compromised pressures on interstate pipelines.

Exercise its authority under Sections 4A and 23 of the Natural Gas Act and take all actions within its power to protect consumers and ensure the integrity of natural gas price indices.

Work with NERC to investigate whether additional reliability mechanisms are needed to respond to similar events like this in the future.”

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