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D.C. Circuit Remands Duke-Progress Joint Dispatch Agreement For Disparate Treatment Of Wholesale Ratepayers
On July 14, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ("D.C. Circuit") vacated in part the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's ("FERC") orders approving...
United States
18 Aug 2017
President Trump Intends To Nominate Kevin McIntyre As FERC Commissioner And Designate As Chairman
On July 13, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Kevin McIntyre of Virginia to serve as a FERC Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2018, and an additional term...
United States
27 Jul 2017
D.C. Circuit Rejects Seminole Electric Cooperative's Appeal For Additional Refunds
On June 30, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a petition by Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. seeking to increase the refund amount FERC ordered FP&L...
United States
21 Jul 2017
Sixth Circuit Holds That Departing Transmission Owners Are Not Responsible For MISO Multi-Value Project Costs
On June 21, 2017, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ("Sixth Circuit") upheld FERC's determination that American Transmission Systems ("ATS") and Duke Energy Ohio...
United States
6 Jul 2017
House Passes Energy-Related Bills Seeking To Amend Federal Power Act
On June 12, 2017, the United States House of Representatives passed a slate of ten energy-related bills.
United States
29 Jun 2017
PJM Proposes Changes To Operating Reserve Demand Curves To Reduce Reserve Shortage Pricing
On May 12, 2017, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. ("PJM") submitted to FERC revisions to the PJM Open Access Transmission Tariff ("OATT"), Attachment K-Appendix and the PJM Amended and...
United States
5 Jun 2017
New Jersey Boroughs Request That FERC Reduce PSE&G's Base ROE From 11.18 Percent To 8.3 Percent
On May 9, 2017, the New Jersey Boroughs of Milltown, Park Ridge, and South River (collectively, "New Jersey Boroughs") filed a Federal Power Act ("FPA") Section 206 complaint...
United States
22 May 2017
FERC Seeks Dismissal Of Jet Fuel And Diesel Fuel Shippers' Petition For Review In D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals
On May 1, 2017, FERC filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the "D.C. Circuit" arguing for the dismissal of United Airlines Inc. and UPS Fuel Services Inc's petition for review...
United States
15 May 2017
Ninth Circuit Upholds FERC's Hourly Netting Refund Methodology, But Overturns FERC's Treatment Of $5 Million Refund Deficit Related To California Energy Crisis
On April 21, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ("Ninth Circuit") held that: (1) FERC did not act arbitrarily or capriciously in ordering the California Independent System...
United States
9 May 2017
DC Circuit Remands FERC Order On ISO New England Base ROE
On April 14, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ("DC Circuit") held that FERC erred in setting the base return on equity ("ROE") for ISO-NE at 10.57 percent.
United States
2 May 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
State Department Issues Presidential Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline
On March 24, 2017, the United States Department of State issued a presidential permit to TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. authorizing TransCanada to import crude oil from Canada to the United States.
United States
7 Apr 2017
FERC To Convene Technical Conference On Increasing Real-Time And Day-Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software
On March 9, 2017, FERC issued notice that FERC staff will convene a technical conference on June 26, 27, and 28, 2017 to explore opportunities for increasing market and planning efficiency...
United States
29 Mar 2017
Southwest Power Pool Files Resource Adequacy Requirements
SPP seeks to implement the RAR for the forthcoming summer period from June 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017...
United States
23 Mar 2017
BANC Enters California Energy Imbalance Market
On February 24, 2017, the Balancing Authority of Northern California ("BANC") – acting on behalf of its member, Sacramento Municipal Utility District – entered into an Implementation Agreement...
United States
16 Mar 2017
ISO New England Publishes Annual Report Covering Key Challenges And Metrics
ISO New England has published its 2017 Regional Electricity Outlook, an annual report intended to keep stakeholders informed about issues affecting the grid and the ISO's actions to ensure a modern, reliable power system.
United States
9 Mar 2017
PJM Board Authorizes $1.5 Billion In Transmission Projects
On February 15, 2017, the PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. ("PJM") Board authorized more than $1.5 billion in electric transmission projects in the PJM-region as part of the...
United States
6 Mar 2017
FERC Accepts SPP's Tariff Modifications To Implement Multi-Configuration Resources In Integrated Marketplace
On February 3, 2017, FERC accepted Southwest Power Pool, Inc's. proposal to modify its Open Access Transmission Tariff to permit combined cycle resources to register as Multi-Configuration Resources...
United States
27 Feb 2017
FERC Rejects MISO's Proposal For Bifurcated Capacity Market Clearing Processes
On February 2, 2017, FERC rejected the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc's.
United States
16 Feb 2017
President Trump Issues Executive Order To Expedite Approval Process For Certain Pipelines, Other High Priority Infrastructure Projects
On January 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order and two Presidential Memoranda directing relevant federal agencies to take expedited review and approval action on various infrastructure projects...
United States
9 Feb 2017
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