At its February 15, 2007 meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adopted a final rule, "Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service" (Order No. 890) to reform its decade-old open-access transmission regulatory framework. The final rule is intended to prevent undue discrimination and preference in transmission service, as well as promote competition in wholesale power markets and strengthen the power grid.

Follow the links below to access documents released by FERC summarizing the new requirements. As the documents covering the final rule are voluminous, we plan on sending more detailed analysis of these complex and important revisions to the open access rules in the near future. To discuss how these requirements may affect you, please contact any one of our lawyers in White & Case LLP's Energy Markets and Regulatory Group.

Docket Nos.: RM05-17 & RM05-25, Order No. 890

  • FERC Press Release
  • FERC Chairman's Statement
  • Statement from FERC Commissioner Moeller
  • Statement from FERC Commissioner Kelly
  • Statement from FERC Commissioner Wellinghoff
  • FERC Fact Sheet (PDF)