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Summary of FERC meeting agenda

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2010

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's February 18, 2010 meeting

FERC seeks comments on proposed credit reforms for organized wholesale electric markets

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2010

On January 21, 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) seeking comments on its proposal to amend its regulations to reform credit practices in the organized wholesale electric markets of regional transmission operators (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs

FERC extends transmission rate incentives to battery storage projects

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2010

A January 21, 2010, order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) finds that battery storage projects that Western Grid Development, LLC (Western Grid) proposes to operate as transmission facilities are entitled to transmission rate incentives, including a 195 basis-points return on equity (ROE) adder, if they are included in the regional transmission plan of the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO

FERC requests comments on proposed amendments to its regulations related to control and affiliation for FPA sections 203 and 205 purposes

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2010

On January 21, 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in which it proposes to amend its regulations pursuant to Federal Power Act (FPA) sections 203 and 205

Summary of FERC meeting agenda

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2010

This administrative item will address FERC’s Strategic Plan

US Supreme Court issues significant opinion addressing the scope of the Mobile-Sierra presumption

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 19 2010

In a nearly unanimous opinion authored by Justice Ginsburg, the Supreme Court issued its decision in NRG Power Marketing, LLC v. Maine Public Utilities Commission (NRG)1 on January 13, 2010, in which it further strengthened the protection afforded to contracts under the Mobile-Sierra doctrine

FERC signals continued emphasis on enforcement in 2010

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2010

Enforcement appears to be a top priority in 2010 for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission") based on the actions it took at its last meeting of 2009

Summary of FERC meeting agenda

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2009

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s December 17, 2009, meeting

FERC breaks new ground on transmission project incentives and rights with certain strings attached

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2009

On November 19, 2009, FERC issued certain orders, discussed below, resolving several pending transmission issues

FERC institutes investigations into three interstate pipelines’ rates

  • White & Case LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 23 2009

On November 19, 2009, pursuant to Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act, FERC launched an investigation on its own motion into the rates charged by three interstate natural gas pipelines: Northern Natural Gas Company, Great Lakes Gas Transmission LP and Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC