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FERC, CFTC, and State Energy Law Developments
On August 12, 2013, FERC issued an order extending the deadline for responsible entities to comply with the Version 4 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards.
On June 13, 2013, FERC approved a one-year extension for utilities to prepare to implement the new definition of the “bulk electric system” (BES).
On May 23 Morgan Lewis presented a one-hour webinar discussing the regulatory issues associated with investments in electric industry infrastructure and infrastructure funds.
On May 2, 2013, FERC issued an order conditionally accepting in part, and rejecting in part, tariff revisions filed By PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.
On February 26, FERC issued an order extending through July 10, 2013, the deadline for all public utility transmission providers to submit their Order No. 1000 compliance filings with respect to interregional transmission coordination procedures as well as an interregional cost allocation method or methods.
On February 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) upheld FERC’s determination that the Mobile-Sierra doctrine applies when deciding whether a Forward Capacity Auction (FCA) rate is just and reasonable.
By John D. McGrane , Glen S. Bernstein, and Pamela C. Tsang On December 18, 2012, the U.S.
Please join us for a one-hour webinar addressing the operational and market problems created By the lack of coordination between the electric and natural gas industries—an issue of growing importance for FERC.
On November 19, 2012, FERC approved a stipulation and settlement agreement with Gila River Power, LLC, in which Gila River admitted to manipulating the California ISO (CAISO) electric market By arranging nonexistent wheeling transactions to artificially reduce congestion on an interface used as a critical import path to the CAISO market.
According to news reports , President Obama has signed a directive to guide the actions of federal agencies in responding to cyber threats that explicitly permits actions outside government networks.