In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued on September 20, 2012, FERC proposed to approve the Northeast Power Coordinating Council’s (NPCC’s) Regional Reliability Standard on Underfrequency Load Shedding (UFLS).
FERC, CFTC, and State Energy Law Developments
On September 20, FERC granted Idaho Wind Partners 1, LLC’s (Idaho Wind’s) petition for declaratory order concerning an Idaho Power Company (Idaho Power) tariff provision providing for curtailments of energy from qualifying facilities (QFs).
This webinar analyzed how energy industry market participants may be impacted By the Dodd-Frank Act’s regulatory obligations and what companies can do to comply.
Morgan Lewis partners Floyd L. Norton, IV and Levi McAllister presented a webinar titled "Implications of Integrating Variable Energy Resources." A combination of energy and environmental public policy initiatives has driven the rapid growth of variable energy resources (VERs) in the United States in recent years.
In an order addressing Enbridge Energy, L.P.’s (Enbridge’s) nomination procedures, FERC held that it lacks authority to order an oil pipeline carrier to provide an interconnection with another carrier.
At FERC’s open meeting on April 19, 2012, FERC approved several orders addressing core aspects of Reliability Standards compliance, including cybersecurity Reliability Standards, compliance registration, and contingency planning issues.
On April 16, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted Sabine Pass Liquefaction and Sabine Pass LNG (collectively, Applicants) authorization to construct and operate facilities to liquefy and export domestically produced natural gas at the existing Sabine Pass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
In an order issued on March 30,  the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued an order requiring "postage stamp" pricing to allocate the costs of new 500 kV and above transmission projects in the PJM Regional Transmission Organization Region.
On March 15, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise the Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) Data Dictionary so parties can more accurately report simultaneous exchanges.
Morgan Lewis partner Floyd Norton recently gave a presentation at the 2012 East Meets West Conference in Vail, Colorado.