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FERC Proposes Rule, Provides Guidance On Treatment Of Impact Of Tax Reductions On ADIT
On November 15, 2018, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NOPR") addressing the effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 ("TCJA") ...
United States
26 Nov 2018
FERC Directs Briefing On Application Of New ROE Methodology
On October 15, 2018, FERC issued two orders involving rate of return on equity ("ROE"): the first was an order directing parties in two proceedings involving the base ROE ...
United States
26 Nov 2018
FERC Issues NOPR Implementing Changes To FPA Section 203
On November 15, 2018, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NOPR") to implement Public Law No. 115-247, which amended section 203 of the Federal Power Act ("FPA")
United States
26 Nov 2018
New Law Amends FPA Section 203 To Add Monetary Threshold To Public Utility Mergers And Acquisitions
On September 28, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law Public Law No: 115-247, amending Federal Power Act ("FPA") ...
United States
11 Oct 2018
Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission Green Lights Grid Modernization Plan, Establishes Performance-Based Incentive Framework For National Grid
The Rhode Island PUC approved several Power Sector Transformation, Vision and Implementation Plan ("PST Plan") initiatives proposed by National Grid.
United States
7 Sep 2018
Ferc Denies Application To Terminate PURPA Mandatory Purchase Obligation
On July 9, 2018, FERC denied Cloverland Electric Cooperative's ("Cloverland") application to terminate its mandatory obligation under the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 ("PURPA") ...
United States
23 Jul 2018
Commissioner Powelson Announces Resignation
His departure will leave FERC evenly split with two Republicans, Chairman Kevin McIntyre and Neil Chatterjee, and two Democrats, Cheryl LaFleur and Richard Glick.
United States
10 Jul 2018
FERC To Review ADIT Methodology For Certain Public Utilities' Formula Transmission Rates
On June 21, 2018, FERC issued an order instituting several proceedings, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act, to examine the methodology utilized by certain public utilities...
United States
5 Jul 2018
FERC Holds Technical Conference On Local Transmission Planning Issues In CAISO Amid Concerns Of Order No. 890 Compliance
On May 1, 2018, FERC staff held a technical conference on local transmission planning within the California Independent System Operator Corporation ("CAISO") footprint.
United States
11 May 2018
FERC Establishes Technical Conference On Inter-RTO Affected Systems Interconnection Issues
On February 2, 2018, FERC directed Commission Staff to convene a technical conference to explore issues concerning interconnection issues that affect neighboring utilities ...
United States
15 Feb 2018
Multiple States Ask FERC To Adjust Utility And Pipeline Rates Due To Tax Reform Bill
On January 9, 2018, several state Attorneys General, state agencies, and state consumer advocates ("State Advocates") sent a joint letter to the FERC Commissioners requesting that FERC ...
United States
17 Jan 2018
FERC Rejects CAISO Tariff Amendments Creating New Class Of Participating Transmission Owner
On September 1, 2017, FERC rejected without prejudice the California Independent System Operator Corporation's ("CAISO") April 18...
United States
19 Sep 2017
FERC Nominees Chatterjee And Powelson Testify Before Senate Energy Committee
On May 25, 2017, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominees Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee...
United States
12 Jun 2017
California Seeks To Transform The Market: Doubles Funding For Distributed Generation With A Vision For Massive Battery Storage Growth
On April 6, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved an order doubling the budget of California's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP).
United States
24 Apr 2017
D.C. Circuit Hears Oral Argument In Utility ELG Data Suit
The environmental groups are requesting that the D.C. Circuit overturn the district court's ruling, which sides with EPA.
United States
24 Apr 2017
D.C. Circuit Rules Against FERC In NextEra Contract Interpretation Dispute
On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that FERC had erred in finding that the terms of an interconnection agreement clearly and unambiguously bars NextEra from receiving Congestion Revenue Rights.
United States
19 Apr 2017
California Parties Request Refunds From PG&E Based On Alleged Errors In Proposed Transmission Revenue Requirement
On March 31, 2017, a group of California parties, consisting of various public power utilities and the California Public Utilities Commission (the "Complainants"), alleged in their complaint at FERC that Pacific Gas and Electric Company's ("PG&E") proposed transmission rates in its eighteenth rate filing ("TO-18") contained significant errors and overstated expenses.
United States
19 Apr 2017
CAISO Board Approves Annual Transmission Plan
On March 15, 2017, the Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator Corporation ("CAISO") approved the 2016-2017 Transmission Plan.
United States
7 Apr 2017
EKPC's Application Requesting FERC Terminate PURPA PPA Requirement Deemed Denied Due To Lack Of Quorum
On March 10, 2017, FERC Secretary Kimberly D. Bose issued a notice that EKPC's application to terminate its requirement pursuant to PURPA to purchase electricity from qualifying facilities was deemed...
United States
29 Mar 2017
FERC Conditionally Accepts Modifications To SPP Integrated Marketplace
On January 4, 2017, FERC issued an order conditionally accepting certain Open Access Transmission Tariff ("Tariff") revisions submitted by the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. ("SPP") in November 2016.
United States
13 Jan 2017
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