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FERC issues policy statement clarifying requirements for capacity allocation for merchant transmission projects

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2013

On January 17, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its Final Policy Statement regarding the allocation of capacity on new

FERC issues NOPR to reduce small generator grid interconnection time and cost

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2013

On January 17, 2013, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that would revise the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Procedures

Army issues multi-billion-dollar solicitation for large-scale renewable and alternative energy production for federal installations

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2012

The U.S. Army has released a solicitation to acquire locally generated renewable and alternative energy (RAE) at federal installations, with the energy to be acquired from contractors under Power Purchase Agreements or similar contractual agreements

FERC NOPRs include expanded reporting requirements for non-public utilities

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2011

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that are designed to enhance electricity market transparency and improve FERC's ability to monitor wholesale electricity markets for market power and manipulation

FERC Orders $30 Million Penalty

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2011

FERC recently issued an order affirming the initial decision of an administrative law judge and imposing a civil penalty of $30 million on Amaranth's lead trader, Brian Hunter, for his violation of FERC's anti-manipulation rules

California action on renewable energy plans approves use of economic curtailment

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2011

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved plans by the investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in that state to include economic curtailment provisions in standard form contracts used for renewable energy purchases

Summary of FERC 2009 enforcement activity

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 30 2009

The regulated community can always learn of potential compliance pitfalls by watching where FERC has concentrated its enforcement and investigative resources

Biomass “clean” fuel alternative stirring controversy

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 30 2009

With the focus on renewable energy, combustion of biomass is receiving increased interest as a clean fuel alternative

New FERC policies related to investigations

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 30 2009

Entities that become the target of FERC investigations are the subject of two new policies announced by FERC in separate orders this month

OTC derivatives legislative developments

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 30 2009

Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives this month