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FERC Finalizes Procedures For Evaluating Income Tax Cuts On Gas Pipeline Rates
On July 18, 2018, FERC issued Order No. 849, finalizing its procedures and regulations regarding the effect of reduced corporate income taxes on certain natural gas pipelines and their rates at FERC.
United States
31 Jul 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
DOE Inspector Identifies Areas Of Improvement In FERC Certificate Procedures
The audit, which was conducted between October 2015 to May 2018, asked whether FERC's certification process conformed to relevant laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, including timeliness and stakeholder input.
United States
7 Jun 2018
Second Circuit Dismisses Private Suit Against Total For Alleged Gas Market Manipulation
On May 4, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ("Second Circuit") dismissed a private suit filed by a group of investors ("Plaintiffs") seeking damages for Total Gas & Power...
United States
17 May 2018
New York Denies Water Permit For Transco's Northeast Supply Enhancement Project
On April 20, 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC") denied the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC's ("Transco") application ("Application")...
United States
2 May 2018
FERC Reaffirms Jurisdiction Over Wholesale EERs And Accepts PJM EER-Related Tariff Filing
In two orders concurrently issued on April 17, 2018, FERC reaffirmed its jurisdiction over the participation of energy efficiency resources ("EERs") in wholesale electricity markets and accepted...
United States
27 Apr 2018
FERC Issues Notice Of Inquiry Into Pipeline Certificate Policy
On April 19, 2018, FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") seeking information regarding whether—and if so, how—to revise its policy for determining if a proposed natural gas pipeline is in the public convenience and necessity.
United States
25 Apr 2018
FERC Accepts ISO-NE Termination Of Portion Of Capacity Supply Obligation For Wind Generator; Clarifies Timing Of ISO-NE Termination Provisions
On March 23, 2018, FERC accepted ISO New England Inc.'s ("ISO-NE") filing to terminate a portion of the Capacity Supply Obligation ("CSO") for a wind-powered electric generation facility ...
United States
6 Apr 2018
D.C. Circuit Affirms FERC's Modifications To Northwestern's Regulation Service Rate
On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ("D.C. Circuit")...
United States
27 Mar 2018
FERC Addresses Impact Of Tax Cuts On Rates For Energy Companies And Eliminates Income Tax Allowance For Master Limited Partnerships
On March 13 and March 15, 2018, FERC took actions to address tax law changes resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 for electricity, natural gas, and oil companies.
United States
20 Mar 2018
D.C. Circuit Grants FERC Extra Time To Reissue Approval Of SE Markets Pipelines Project
As a result of the D.C. Circuit's order, FERC now has until March 26, 2018 to issue a new order authorizing the project.
United States
14 Mar 2018
President Trump Announces Upcoming Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum
As a result, it is still unclear whether the proposed tariffs will eventually be phased out over time, or if certain countries will be exempt from either tariff.
United States
7 Mar 2018
FERC Staff Inquiry Concludes No Withholding Of Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity In New England
On February 27, 2018, FERC staff completed an inquiry in which they did not uncover any evidence of anticompetitive withholding of natural gas pipeline capacity on Algonquin Gas Transmission...
United States
6 Mar 2018
FERC Conditionally Accepts PJM Tariff Amendments Related To Pseudo-Ties And Dynamic Schedules
On February 5, 2018, FERC conditionally accepted a proposal by the PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. ("PJM") to amend its Open Access Transmission Tariff ("OATT") ...
United States
15 Feb 2018
FERC Approves Penneast Pipeline Project Despite Need And Environmental Impact Protests
On January 19, 2018, FERC approved PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC's ("PennEast") proposal to construct its 116-mile pipeline project from Pennsylvania to New Jersey ("Project").
United States
30 Jan 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
CAISO Board Approves Proposals To Enhance Grid Reliability
The California Independent System Operator Corp. ("CAISO") is moving forward on a slate of proposals which are intended to enhance grid reliability.
United States
16 Nov 2017
FERC Releases Final Report On Review Of Agency Actions
On October 25, 2017, FERC released a final report regarding whether its policies materially burden the development and use of domestic energy resources ("Final Report").
United States
7 Nov 2017
FERC Issues Final Rules And NOPR To Enhance Bulk Electric System Resilience, Reliability
On September 20, 2017, FERC issued two final rules and a notice of proposed rulemaking ("NOPR") on reliability standards for the bulk power system.
United States
2 Oct 2017
PJM Files Amicus Brief Opposing Illinois ZEC Program In Federal District Court Challenge
On April 24, 2017, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. ("PJM") submitted an amicus curiae brief in a legal challenge against an Illinois program to provide additional revenue for some of the state's...
United States
9 May 2017
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