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Washington Energy Report Blog

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D.C. Circuit Affirms FERC Finding of No Manipulation in ISO-NE Capacity Market Auction

USA - August 1 2018 On July 24, 2018, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals (“D.C. Circuit”) affirmed FERC’s 2015 and 2016 orders denying challenges to ISO New England’s…

FERC Suggests Interstate Power Flows Could Be Coming to ERCOT

USA - August 1 2018 On July 26, 2018, FERC approved AEP Energy Partners, Inc.’s (“AEP Energy”) request that Sharyland Utilities, L.P., AEP Texas, Inc., and Electric…

Fourth Circuit Dismisses Constitutional Challenges to NGA Pipeline Certificate Process

USA - August 1 2018 On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“Fourth Circuit”) affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Western District of…

FERC Accepts and Sets for Hearing Cost-of-Service Compensation Agreement

USA - July 24 2018 On July 13, 2018, pursuant to section 205 of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”), FERC accepted and set for hearing a cost-of-service agreement between…

FERC Finalizes Procedures for Evaluating Income Tax Cuts on Gas Pipeline Rates

USA - July 24 2018 On July 18, 2018, FERC issued Order No. 849, finalizing its procedures and regulations regarding the effect of reduced corporate income taxes on…

FERC Affirms Policy on Income Tax Allowance for Gas Pipelines

USA - July 24 2018 On July 18, 2018, FERC affirmed its Revised Policy Statement on Treatment of Income Taxes (“Revised Policy Statement”), where FERC stated that it will…

FERC Proposes Reforms to Regulations Governing Interlocking Positions

USA - July 24 2018 On July 19, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NOPR”) that would…

MISO Proposes to Reinstate Prior Transmission Owner Network Upgrade Funding Mechanism

USA - July 17 2018 On July 5, 2018, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (“MISO”) proposed to restore provisions in its Open Access Transmission, Energy…

D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenges Alleging FERC Due Process Violations

USA - July 17 2018 On July 10, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) rejected the Delaware Riverkeeper Network’s and its director Maya…

FERC Denies Application to Terminate PURPA Mandatory Purchase Obligation

USA - July 17 2018 On July 9, 2018, FERC denied Cloverland Electric Cooperative’s (“Cloverland”) application to terminate its mandatory obligation under the Public…