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FERC Approves First Enforcement Settlement Since Quorum Re-Established
On August 22, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued an Order Approving Stipulation and Consent Agreement with City Power Marketing, LLC ("City Power") and its owner, K. Stephen Tsingas.
United States
1 Sep 2017
D.C. Circuit Reopens Controversy Concerning Regulated Master Limited Partnership Taxation
In 2004, a panel of the D.C. Circuit held that FERC had failed adequately to explain its rationale for permitting pipeline partnerships to recover an income tax allowance and remanded the issue to FERC for further review.
United States
12 Jul 2016
FERC Issues Order Clarifying Reporting Requirements In The Electric Quarterly Report And Updating Data Dictionary
On June 16, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order implementing specified clarifications to existing Electric Quarterly Report reporting requirements and the accompanying EQR Data Dictionary.
United States
28 Jun 2016
FERC Enforcement Director Calls For Legislative Fix To Address Hunter Decision
On January 15, 2014, Mr. Norman Bay, Director of the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), testified at a Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection hearing entitled "Regulating Financial Holding Companies and Physical Commodities."
United States
25 Jan 2014
CFTC Issues Final Exemption Order For RTO/ISO Transactions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC" or "Commission") on March 28, 2013, issued its final order exempting certain regional transmission organizations and independent system operators ("RTO/ISOs").
United States
13 Apr 2013
First Time For Everything: Finding Unduly Discriminatory Treatment Of Wind Generators And Compelling Circumstances, FERC Exercises Its Section 211A Authority To Order BPA To Change Its Ways
On December 7, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) determined that Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) use of environmental redispatch to address excess water supply and low load by curtailing renewable and thermal generators in favor of federal hydropower providers unfairly discriminated against wind generators.
United States
16 Dec 2011
Montana Consumer Counsel v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
On October 13, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the market-based rate policy embodied in FERC Order No. 697 and FERC Order No. 697-A does not exceed FERC’s authority as conferred by the FPA.
United States
30 Oct 2011
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