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Bracewell LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2010

Four RTO electricity contracts found to provide significant price discovery

After designating two bilateral Mid-Columbia (Mid-C) electricity contracts traded on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) as significant price discovery contracts (SPDC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), in July 9th orders, designated four additional ICE electricity contracts used in organized Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) markets as SPDCs.

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2010

Monthly Mid-C electricity contracts found to provide significant price discovery

In June 25th Orders, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for the first time designated two monthly electricity contracts traded at the Mid-Columbia (Mid-C) hub on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) - the Mid-C Financial Peak (MDC) and Mid-C Financial Off-Peak (OMC) - as significant price discovery contracts (SPDC) under 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA).

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 22 Jul 2010

CFTC designates four additional electricity contracts as SPDCs

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued two orders on July 9, 2010, designating four monthly electricity contracts as Significant Price Discovery Contracts (SPDC) pursuant to section 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA).

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 15 Jul 2010

CFTC finds two monthly Mid-C electricity contracts are SPDCs

On June 25, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued orders addressing four contracts under its authority under Section 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to designate contracts, agreements or transactions as performing a significant price discovery function.

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 17 Nov 2009

Second Circuit upholds CFTC enforcement action for manipulative trading of electricity contracts

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently upheld a civil enforcement action by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), which found that a New York Mercantile Exchange broker "knowingly" manipulated settlement prices for electricity future contracts on behalf of Avista Energy, Inc. in 1998.

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