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Lawsuit Accuses New England Natural Gas Companies of Withholding Pipeline Capacity
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2017

On November 16, 2017, twelve New England electricity consumers (“Plaintiffs”) filed a class action lawsuit in in the U.S. District Court of


FERCDOJ Argue that Federal Power Act Does Not Preempt Illinois’ Zero Emission Credits Program
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2018

On May 29, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and FERC argued in a joint brief (“Joint Brief”) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the


FERC Addresses Impact of Tax Cuts on Rates for Energy Companies and Eliminates Income Tax Allowance for Master Limited Partnerships
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2018

On March 13 and March 15, 2018, FERC took actions to address tax law changes resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 for electricity, natural


FERC Unexpectedly Announces Review of its Certification Policy for Natural Gas Pipelines
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2017

On December 21, 2017, FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre unexpectedly announced at his first Commission meeting that FERC will conduct a review of its 1999


FERC Staff Inquiry Concludes No Withholding of Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity in New England
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2018

On February 27, 2018, FERC staff completed an inquiry in which they did not uncover any evidence of anticompetitive withholding of natural gas


FERC Claims Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Energy Efficiency Resources in Wholesale Electricity Markets
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2017

On December 1, 2017, FERC concluded that it has exclusive jurisdiction over the participation of energy efficiency resources ("EERs") in wholesale


FERC Proposes to Improve Cybersecurity Incident Report Requirements in NOPR
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2018

On December 21, 2017, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NOPR”) proposing to direct the North American Electric Reliability Corporation


FERC Proposes to Direct NERC to Revise Cyber Proposal on Malware Risks
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2017

On October 19, 2017, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NOPR”) proposing to direct the North American Electric Reliability Corporation


FERC Issues Orders Clarifying Jurisdiction Over Specific Project Development Activities
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2017

On October 4, 2017, FERC issued two separate orders clarifying its jurisdiction under sections 203 and 205 of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”) related to


New York Denies Water Permit for Transco’s Northeast Supply Enhancement Project
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2018

On April 20, 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”) denied the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC’s