The D.C. Circuit concluded that sovereign immunity prevents FERC and NERC from imposing monetary penalties on federal agencies that violate Reliability Standards....more
The court turned back all challenges to FERC’s order, which imposed major regional transmission planning requirements, concluding that FERC has adequately justified the order and acted within its statutory authority....more
Through a trilogy of orders, FERC seeks to reform the coordination and scheduling of natural gas pipeline capacity with electricity markets.
Electric generators’ increased reliance on natural gas in recent years...more
New Reliability Standards will require physical protections for critical electric system facilities, including substations and control centers.
Following well-publicized threats to the physical security of electric...more
The Commission rejects NERC’s proposal to reform the existing “zero tolerance” to CIP compliance, describing the proposal as too ambiguous and unworkable.
On November 22, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC...more
A capacity resource may not take economic outages, but a resource may be considered physically unavailable if it cannot obtain natural gas or transportation.
On August 27, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...more
Filing reminds generators with significant high-voltage tie lines that they can be subject to Reliability Standards typically applied to transmission owners and transmission operators.
Developers are provided more freedom in capacity allocation negotiations, but greater transparency of the process is required.
Rate incentives may become more difficult to obtain; applicants are provided guidance on showings they are expected to make.
On November 15, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Policy Statement...more