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FERC Finds Request To Treat Pumped Storage As Transmission Facility Premature
On September 20, 2018, FERC dismissed Nevada Hydro Company, Inc.'s ("Nevada Hydro") request.
United States
28 Sep 2018
FERC, NERC Announce Inquiry Into January 2018 Cold Weather Event
On September 12, 2018, FERC announced the initiation of a joint inquiry with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation ("NERC") ...
United States
21 Sep 2018
Third Circuit Rejects Multiple Challenges To Pennsylvania Water Permit For Atlantic Sunrise Project
On September 4, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ("Third Circuit") declined to review Pennsylvania's water permit approval of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company's
United States
14 Sep 2018
Third Circuit Grants In Part Request To Review Transco Expansion Project
On September 5, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ("Third Circuit" or "Court")found that FERC did not violate federal law when approving Transcontinental Pipe Line Company
United States
14 Sep 2018
FERC Denies Complaint Regarding PG&E's Order No. 890 Compliance
On August 31, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("Commission") issued an order ("August 31 Order")
United States
13 Sep 2018
FERC Suggests Interstate Power Flows Could Be Coming To ERCOT
This passage, while arguably dicta, seemed to warn the applicants and other ERCOT market participants that jurisdictional lines could soon be changing.
United States
7 Aug 2018
Fourth Circuit Dismisses Constitutional Challenges To NGA Pipeline Certificate Process
In October 2017, FERC issued a Certificate to Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC.
United States
7 Aug 2018
FERC Affirms Policy On Income Tax Allowance For Gas Pipelines
On July 18, 2018, FERC affirmed its Revised Policy Statement on Treatment of Income Taxes ("Revised Policy Statement"), where FERC stated that it will generally not permit master-limited...
United States
27 Jul 2018
FERC Proposes Reforms To Regulations Governing Interlocking Positions
On July 19, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or the "Commission") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NOPR") ...
United States
27 Jul 2018
D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenges Alleging FERC Due Process Violations
On July 10, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ("D.C. Circuit") rejected the Delaware Riverkeeper Network's and its director Maya van Rossum's (collectively, "Appellants")...
United States
24 Jul 2018
FERC Rejects PJM's Proposed Tariff Revisions And Initiates Section 206 Proceeding
On June 29, 2018, FERC rejected proposals by Calpine Corporation ("Calpine") and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. ("PJM") ...
United States
17 Jul 2018
D.C. Circuit Affirms Denial Of Recovery Of Gas Purchase Costs During 2014 Polar Vortex
On June 15, 2018, in separate opinions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ("D.C. Circuit") affirmed two FERC rulings that denied utilities' requests to be made whole ...
United States
6 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
Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee Holds Hearing On FERC Oversight
On June 12, 2018, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hosted all five FERC Commissioners for an oversight hearing to discuss topics that included the agency's approach to changes in the makeup of generating plants on the bulk power system and the efficiency of its energy infrastructure permitting processes.
United States
22 Jun 2018
FERC/NRC Hold Joint Meeting To Discuss Reliability And Resilience
On June 7, 2018, FERC and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ("NRC") held a joint meeting to discuss grid reliability and cyber security (see May 23, 2014 edition of the WER).
United States
12 Jun 2018
Complaint Proposes "Clean MOPR" As An Alternative To PJM's Proposals To Address State Subsidies In Capacity Markets
On May 31, 2018, CPV Power Holdings, L.P., Calpine Corporation, and Eastern Generation, LLC (together, "Complainants") filed a complaint against PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. ("PJM"), contending that PJM's Open Access Transmission Tariff ("Tariff") does not prevent the suppression of prices in PJM's Reliability Pricing Model ("RPM") market by resources receiving state subsidies, and that the solutions that PJM had proposed to FERC—"Capacity Repricing" and "Minimum Offer Price Rule ("MOPR")-Ex"—are
United States
7 Jun 2018
FERC Denies NJBPU Complaint Regarding Bergen-Linden Corridor Project In PJM
On May 24, 2018, FERC denied a complaint filed by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities ("NJBPU") alleging unjust and unreasonable cost allocations for the Bergen-Linden Corridor transmission project...
United States
30 May 2018
FERC Affirms Initial Decision Regarding Entergy's Bandwidth Calculation Filing
On May 17, 2018, FERC affirmed an Initial Decision addressing a bandwidth calculation filing applicable to a seven-month period in 2005 filed by Entergy Services, Inc. on behalf of the Entergy Operating Companies...
United States
24 May 2018
FERC Approves Of SPP Regional Entity Dissolution And Registered Entity Transfer To SERC, MRO
On May 4, 2018, FERC approved the joint petition filed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation ("NERC"), Midwest Reliability Organization ("MRO"), and SERC Reliability Corporation ("SERC") ...
United States
18 May 2018
FERC Grants CAISO Waiver For Acquired Resources In RAAIM
On April 30, 2018, the Commission granted the California Independent System Operator Corporation's ("CAISO") request for a limited waiver of a specific section of CAISO's Tariff ...
United States
11 May 2018
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