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FERC issues Final Rule: Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities (RM05-5-020)

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2013

On Feb. 21, 2013, the Commission issued its Final Rule on the Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities. The

FERC orders addressing the right of first refusal indicate evolving policy

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 27 2012

On July 19, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a series of orders that show it will take more than simply eliminating rights of first refusal to build transmission facilities from FERC tariffs to level the playing field for new transmission developers to get into the game

Technical conference on Order No. 1000

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2011

On September 12, 2011, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff hosted a technical conference via phone that summarized some of the key requirements presented in Order No. 1000

Approval of reliability standard PER-003-1

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2011

On September 15, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order approving the Personnel Performance, Training and Qualification Reliability Standard PER-003-1 Operating Personnel Credentials

Summary of selected FERC electric orders issued March 21, 2013

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2013

At its regular meeting held March 21, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission") issued several orders addressing

PacifiCorp v. Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2012

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an order today setting for hearing and settlement proceedings PacifiCorp’s complaint against Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (“UAMPS”), alleging that UAMPS is required to provide operating reserves for the Hunter II generating resource under the transmission services operating agreement (“TSOA”) between PacifiCorp and UAMPS, or when UAMPS fails to self-supply operating reserves for its generating resources, it must pay PacifiCorp for operating reserves at the applicable PacifiCorp tariff rate

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

FERC initiates investigation into MISO transmission owners' formula rate protocols

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 17 2012

In an order issued May 17, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") initiated an investigation and established paper hearing procedures to determine whether the formula rate protocols under the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. ("MISO"

FERC issues notice of proposed rulemaking on generator requirements at the transmission interface, docket No. RM12-16-000

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2013

On April 18, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to adopt modifications to four

FERC issues policy statement clarifying incentive rate rules

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2012

In a Policy Statement issued November 15, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) made several significant changes that will be applied prospectively in determining the need for incentive-based rate treatments for investments in new electric transmission infrastructure for the purposes of benefiting consumers by ensuring reliability and reducing the cost of delivered power by reducing transmission congestion