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FERC clarifies policy on jurisdictional reactive power rate schedules for which there is no compensation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2013

The Federal Power Act places restrictions on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authority to suspend and require refunds for "initial" rate


FERC issues unusual tolling order on ITC Holdings Corp.Entergy merger filing
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2013

In an unusual procedural move, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") today issued an order tolling the time for action on ITC Holdings


Summary of FERC orders addressing NERC filings
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2013

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


Supreme Court to review FERC demand-response order
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2015

The United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari (see pg. 2) in FERC v. Electric Power Supply (Nos. 14-840 & 14-841), agreeing to review FERC's


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


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


Puget Sound Energy, Inc.'s proposed Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) Schedule 3 and 13 revisions
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

On October 20, 2011, FERC issued an order regarding Puget Sound Energy, Inc.'s filing to (1) update its rates for regulation service, (2) assess regulation service charges on wind generators that export from its balancing authority, and (3) require the wind generators to purchase regulation service equal to 16.77 of the customer's transmission reservation while requiring load and dispatchable generation to purchase an amount equal to 2


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


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