Recent FERC Decisions

Highlights from the November FERC Open Meeting

December 9th, 2015 by Miles Farmer, Legal Fellow, Energy & Transportation Program Promoting Competitive Provision of Primary Frequency Response Service (RM15-2). In February 2015, FERC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to allow sellers with market-based rate authority for energy and capacity sales to also sell primary frequency response service at market-based rates. Frequency response service, according to FERC,…

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Highlights from the September FERC Open Meeting

September 17, 2015 by Miles Farmer, NRDC Legal Fellow Improving Price Formation: Settlement Intervals and Shortage Pricing in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators (RM15-24).  FERC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to require ISOs and RTOs to (1) settle energy and operating reserve transactions in their real-time markets in the same time interval that they…

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Highlights from the July FERC Open Meeting

Jul 21, 2015 by Juliana Brint, NRDC Legal Intern Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities, PL15-1-001 FERC denied a request to clarify its April 16, 2015 policy statement, which created a process to allow interstate natural gas pipelines to recover the costs of modernizing their facilities. The policy statement was intended to give pipeline companies a mechanism…

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FERC June Open Meeting Decisions of Interest

Jun 23, 2015 by Eric DeBellis, NRDC Legal Intern ISO New England, Inc., Docket No. ER15-1137-000 FERC accepted ISO New England’s filing of its ninth forward capacity auction results. In approving the filing, FERC rejected Utility Workers Union’s objection to New England ISO’s results. As it did in response to the previous year’s auction results, Utility Workers Union alleged Energy…

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Highlights from the May FERC Open Meeting

ISO New England Inc., Docket No. ER13-1957-000, et al. FERC conditionally accepted the Order 1000 interregional transmission coordination and cost allocation compliance filings submitted by neighboring transmission planning regions ISO-NE, NYISO, and PJM. This is the last of FERC’s initial reviews of the Order 1000 interregional compliance filings. As with prior interregional compliance orders, FERC disagreed with the public interest…

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Highlights from FERC’s April Open Meeting Decisions

Welcome and congratulations to Norman Bay, who took over as Chairman of FERC on April 15! Here are summaries of some of the significant orders released at the first Commission meeting he conducted as Chairman on April 16 (plus one decision issued the following day). Coordination of the Scheduling Processes of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Public Utilities (RM14-2-000). The…

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