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FERC Approves CASPR, ISO-NE’s New Forward Capacity Auction

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

On March 9, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in a split decision, approved ISO-New England Inc.’s (ISO-NE) proposed tariff revisions to accommodate entry of additional clean energy resources into the...more

Call To Action For Energy Storage Companies

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

WHO: Energy Storage technologies awaiting regulatory authority to operate in the wholesale energy, capacity, and ancillary services markets....more

FERC Advances the Ball on Electric Storage, Calls for a Huddle on Distributed Energy Resource Aggregation

by Blank Rome LLP on

In a move that has excited the renewable energy and electric storage industries, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) last month voted to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the...more

Financial Regulatory Observer - February 2018: The year of blockchain: Global legal framework begins to take form

by White & Case LLP on

Virtual currency and blockchain (VC&B) technology are becoming an important component of the global financial system. Although VC&B were founded on a non-governmental philosophy, the technology is steadily gaining legitimacy....more

FERC Issues Final Rule Requiring RTOs to Provide for Participation of Electric Storage Resources in Organized Markets

On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued Order No. 841, Electric Storage in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators. Order No. 841...more

FERC Action on Electric Storage Could be Transformational

by BakerHostetler on

In an action that industry observers have hailed as opening the floodgates for electric energy storage and sounding the death knell for peaking power plants across the nation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)...more

FERC Integrates Energy Storage Resources Into Wholesale Energy Markets

by Reed Smith on

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission made it clear that energy storage resources (ESRs) will be a valuable component of the nation’s bulk power grid with the issuance of Order No. 841 on February 15, 2018. Order No. 841...more

FERC Requires RTOs to Facilitate Energy Storage Project Participation in Organized Power Markets

On February 15, 2018 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a final rule directing regional transmission organizations and independent transmission system operators to revise their rules to facilitate the...more

FERC Terminates Rulemaking Aimed At Increasing RTO/ISO Reliance On Merchant Coal and Nuclear Resources, Initiates New Proceeding...

On January 8, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued an Order terminating a rulemaking initiated in Docket No. RM18-1-000 in which the Commission, acting at the request of the Department of...more

FERC Votes to Encourage Electric Storage

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted to require all Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) to revise its tariffs to establish a participation...more

FERC Amends Regulations to Remedy Barriers to Energy Storage Participation in Wholesale Electricity Markets; Saves Distributed...

At its February 15, 2018, Open Meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the “Commission”) issued Order No. 841 (the “Final Rule”) to remove barriers to the participation of energy storage resources in the...more

FERC Final Rule Boosts Electric Storage Participation in Organized Wholesale Electric Markets

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 841, a final rule designed to facilitate greater participation by electric storage resources (including batteries, flywheels, compressed...more

Quick Hits - February 2018

ISO-NE Request, PJM Board Decision Put Future of Capacity Markets Firmly in FERC’s Hands - Actions taken last week by two of the nation’s leading RTOs put the future of centralized capacity markets, and specifically how...more

New FERC Rule A Victory For Energy Storage Proponents

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) provided a victory for proponents of energy storage when it issued an important new rule to expand the use of battery storage, flywheel, and other energy...more

Deadline Approaching for Reporting 2017 ISO Exercises and ESPP Transfers

by Goodwin on

Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code requires corporations to provide information statements to employees (including former employees) and information filings to the IRS regarding exercises of incentive stock options...more

IRS Filing and Reporting Requirements for ISO Exercises and ESPP Stock Transfers

by Fenwick & West LLP on

This client alert is intended to remind you of certain 2017 year-end reporting requirements under Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code), with respect to stock issued to employees or former...more

FERC Terminates DOE’s Proposed Grid Resiliency Rulemaking Effort and Opens Its Own Investigation

by Perkins Coie on

In an order issued Monday, January 8, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously terminated the rulemaking proceeding it previously initiated in response to a directive issued last fall by U.S. Department of...more

Impact of Tax Reform on Some Private Company Equity Awards: Limited Income Tax Deferral Opportunities for Employees

by Perkins Coie on

The recent tax reform bill, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act), was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The Act includes a new income tax deferral regime for certain employee stock options...more

FERC Rejects DOE Grid Resiliency Proposal and Institutes New Proceeding

by Reed Smith on

On January 8, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued an order terminating its review of the Department of Energy’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing. However,...more

Trump Track: FERC Rejects DOE Coal/Nuclear Rule Proposal But Initiates A New One

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On January 8, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued an order declining to conduct a rulemaking proposed by Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to that would create rate...more

FERC Rejects Department of Energy's Bid for Coal, Nuclear Subsidies

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has voted to terminate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking stemming from Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry's September 2017 proposal to initiate new pricing rules. ...more

FERC Rejects DOE Proposal for Special Compensation for Coal and Nuclear Generators

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On January 8, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) issued an Order terminating the rulemaking proceeding that it established to address DOE Secretary Rick Perry’s proposed Grid Resiliency...more

Deceptive Marketing Practices Cost Bank $5M

A state-chartered bank based in Missouri must pay $5 million pursuant to a Consent Order with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System resulting from charges of deceptive marketing practices....more

2017 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 3) Executive Compensation

by Snell & Wilmer on

As 2017 comes to an end, we are happy to present our traditional End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” Lists. This year, we are publishing our “To Do” Lists in four separate Employee Benefits Updates. Part 1 covered year-end...more

Federal Reserve Enters Consent Order to Sanction Deceptive Practice Involving Credit Card Product

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) recently exercised its authority to enforce laws prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices committed by a financial institution under the Federal...more

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