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Feb 22, 2018

1. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a new rule that would remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in both the Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) and Independent System Operators (ISO) markets.

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2. NECA has applied for an exemption from the requirement to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to record driver hours-of- service (HOS) on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) used by contractors to install, repair, and maintain the infrastructure of electrical utilities. The ELD requirement, as currently written, unnecessarily burdens the operations of electrical contractors nationwide and we propose to continue to use paper to record the HOS of these drivers. If granted, we believe CMV operations under the exemption would achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent the proposed exemption.

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3. The multiemployer pension system allows employers of all sizes in the electrical construction industry, to pool their resources and help provide a secure retirement for their workers in old age. But for employers to maintain and grow these benefits for their employees, they need to continually grow their business. The Growing Retirement Options for Workers (GROW) Plan provides the keys to unlocking this growth and prosperity for businesses and employees alike.

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