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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


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”


Update on the ever-changing fracking landscape
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2011

In follow-up to Winston & the Legal Environment's recent blog update, "West Virginia Issues Emergency Horizontal Drilling Rule," the team recently published a more extensive briefing on the topic titled "Update on the Ever-Changing Fracking Landscape."


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


Version 4 critical infrastructure protection ("CIP") reliability standards
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

On September 15, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in which it proposed approving Version 4 of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards CIP-002 through CIP-009


Senator blasts DOE transmission siting plan
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) recent proposal to assign (FERC) the task of studying transmission congestion and designating congested areas as “national interest electric transmission corridors,” or NIETCs, has drawn fire from an unexpected source: Senator Jeff Bingaman