Washington Energy Update - June/July 2012


In This Issue:

- Recent Dos and Don’ts for Updated Market Power Study Filings

- FERC Seeks Comment on Potentially Sweeping Changes to Its Open Access and Priority Rights Policies Relating to Interconnection Facilities

- Qualifying Facilities—Items of Interest

Excerpt from Recent Dos and Don'ts...

It’s that time again: Sellers with market-based rates that own or control generating facilities in the Central Region that did not file in December 2011 and are not exempt as Category 1 sellers must submit an updated market power study in June 2012. Sellers with market based rates that own or control transmission facilities in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Region must also file in June 2012. The remaining sellers in the SPP Region that do not file in June 2012 and are not exempt as Category 1 sellers and transmission owners in the Southwest Region must file in December 2012. FERC’s issuances in the past several months provide some useful guidance for sellers preparing their updated market power study filings...

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