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New FERC rule and order

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2010

On March 19, FERC issued a new rule that exempts electric generation facilities with a capacity of 1MW or less from the requirement to file for QF certification or recertification

FERC responds to industry objections with modest changes to its penalty guidelines

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 22 2010

On Friday, Sep. 17, 2010, FERC issued a Revised Policy Statement on Penalty Guidelines, 132 FERC 61,216 (the “Guidelines”

FERC rules on priority rights to capacity on generator tie-lines

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2010

On September 16, 2010, FERC issued two orders that continue to leave the owners of generator tie-lines guessing on the standards they have to meet to preserve the right to deliver energy from their future generating plants that would depend on using their tie-line facilities

Widening scope of NERC and FERC enforcement of reliability standards may be costly for renewables and other generators

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 27 2010

In recent months NERC and FERC have signaled an expansion of the scope and enforcement of reliability standards with potentially significant implications for renewable energy developers and other generators

New DOJ merger remedies policy guide may have implications at FERC

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2011

Earlier this year, FERC issued a notice of inquiry seeking comment on whether it should revise its horizontal market power test for mergers and other transactions under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act

FERC pulls the plug on smart grid

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2011

FERC issued an order today to end a rulemaking process where it was considering whether to establish the standards to govern the way public utilities implement "smart grid" technologies on their transmission lines

Summary of FERC meeting agenda

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2011

Attached are the matters set for consideration by the FERC commissioners open meeting on July 21, 2011

FERC announces new intiative for public utility transmission providers

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2011

Yesterday, FERC announced a major new initiative to revise the way new transmission is planned, owned and built, and how transmission costs will be recovered from customers

FERC reforms transmission planning and cost allocation principles

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2011

On July 21, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a new rule that for the first time requires public utilities to plan new transmission lines specifically to integrate renewable energy projects, adopts new regional planning cost allocation principles for the new lines, and bans utilities from giving themselves a “right of first refusal” to build new transmission facilities as part of federal open access transmission tariffs (“OATTs”

FERC dismisses California’s claim for billions in refunds

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 2 2011

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") has dismissed a complaint filed by the California Attorney General ("AG") and associated state agencies and utilities seeking billions of dollars in damages from short-term bilateral power sales agreements between various power marketers and the Scheduling Division of the California Department of Water Resources ("CERS") in the wake of California's dysfunctional energy markets in 2000 and 2001