Power & Pipes

FERC, CFTC, and State Energy Law Developments

On June 17, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in which it proposes to amend the transmission planning and cost allocation requirements for public utility transmission providers established in Order No. 890. FERC states that there have been significant changes in the electric power industry since Order No. 890 and the NOPR's purpose is to address deficiencies in the current transmission planning and cost allocation processes.

In the NOPR, FERC proposes to require public utility transmission providers to submit compliance filings implementing several reforms to their planning processes. Read more...