By Timothy Cama - 06/11/14 12:25 PM EDT
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is appealing a ruling that last month struck down its program to incentivize electricity users to save energy during peak periods.
The program, also known as demand response, sought to require electric utilities to pay end users to cut their consumption when demand rises. Such a program can reduce energy use while potentially eliminating the need for new infrastructure and power plants.
In a brief statement Wednesday, FERC said it would ask for an “en banc” rehearing, in which every judge in the circuit court hears the case that a panel of three heard in September.