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FERC Final Rule Narrows And Clarifies Filing Requirements For Applicants And Holders Of Interlocking Positions
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission final rule amending its regulations related to the FERC filing and notice requirements for officers and directors to hold interlocking positions has been published in the Federal Register
United States
14 Mar 2019
FCC Clarifies TCPA Rules for Utilities
On August 4, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) released a Declaratory Ruling that clarifies certain liability aspects under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. 227, for utilities that use automated calling technology to provide utility service information to their customers.
United States
9 Aug 2016
New York Court Vacates Public Service Commission "Reset Order" Impacting Competitive Retail Electricity Supply
On July 25, the Supreme Court for the County of Albany, New York issued a decision vacating key directives of the New York Public Service Commission in its Order Resetting Retail Energy Markets and Establishing Further Process issued on February 23.
United States
27 Jul 2016
Not So Fast, Ohio
The narrow and specific issue raised and addressed by FERC on Wenesday is whether the Affiliate PPAs were exempt from a requirement of prior FERC approval in light of waivers FERC had previously granted.
United States
3 May 2016
Supreme Court Rules Maryland Subsidy Program Infringes on FERC Authority
On Tuesday, April 19, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that Maryland's incentive program, which subsidized the participation of a new power plant in the PJM Interconnection (PJM) wholesale energy market, was preempted by the Federal Power Act.
United States
21 Apr 2016
New York Significantly Restricts Competitive Retail Electricity Supply
In an order issued February 23 (the Order),1 the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) took the surprising step of effectively and prospectively shutting down the competitive retail electricity market...
United States
4 Mar 2016
NY PSC Revises Key Aspects Of The Community Distributed Generation Program
The Utilities are required to file tariff amendments necessary to implement and incorporate the clarifications confirmed by the NY PSC, with such tariff changes to be effective on October 26.
United States
29 Oct 2015
Meeting Electric Generation Need: Through Markets or State-Mandated Contracts?
Recently, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities answered -- at least for now -- the question of whether it would allow market forces to determine where and when new electric generation gets built in the Commonwealth or whether it would bow to legislative pressure and mandate ratepayer-subsidized contracts for such generation.
United States
1 Jun 2013
Appeals Court Upholds FERC's ROE Approach
On May 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected Southern California Edison's challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's or Commission's) setting the company's base return on equity (ROE) for three transmission projects using the median, rather than the midpoint, of a zone of reasonableness.
United States
19 May 2013
Massachusetts Energy Bill Fosters Further Renewable Energy Development
Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Legislature passed new legislation that is currently awaiting Gov. Deval Patrick's signature and will provide further impetus for renewable energy development in the commonwealth. This new legislation, Senate Bill 2395, An Act relative to competitively priced electricity in the Commonwealth (the "Act"), will increase the amount of new renewable energy that would qualify for economically favorable treatment by utilities in Massachusetts. It also contains numer
United States
3 Aug 2012
FERC Announces Major New Rule On Electric Transmission Planning And Cost Allocation
On July 21, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the "Commission") issued its Final Rule in its rulemaking proceeding on Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation ("Order No. 1000").
United States
5 Aug 2011
Governor Rell Vetoes Connecticut Energy Bill
Citing concerns that recently passed energy legislation would increase energy costs, Governor M. Jodi Rell this week vetoed Senate Bill No. 493, An Act Reducing Electricity Costs and Promoting Renewable Energy.
United States
1 Jun 2010
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