Getting the Deal Through – Electricity Regulation 2013: United States

Explore:  FERC

Originally published in Getting the Deal Through – Electricity Regulation 2013.

1 Policy and law -

What is the government policy and legislative framework for the electricity sector?

No single government body sets government policy for the electricity sector. The federal government, which regulates wholesale markets, follows a generally pro-competitive policy. The competition reforms that transformed the US electricity sector represent the latest chapter in three decades of restructuring, deregulation, and regulatory reforms that affected utility sectors of the economy historically subject to price regulation. Retail sales are regulated by the states. Several states have adopted choice programmes intended to introduce competition among retail suppliers of electricity. While some states have delayed or suspended retail choice plans amid concerns that deregulation may not benefit end-use consumers, retail choice is thriving in other states, such as New York and Texas.

US Congress -

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) represents the most significant change in US energy policy since the Federal Power Act of 1935 (FPA) and the Natural Gas Act of 1938 (NGA). EPAct 2005 granted the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) the authority to issue rules to...

Please see full publication below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© White & Case LLP | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.