FERC, CFTC, and State Energy Law Developments
View the presentation >> | Listen to the recording >> When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 1–2pm Our Participants: Stephen M. Spina J. Daniel Skees Join us for a one-hour webinar to discuss how the regulatory changes driven by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) forthcoming Clean Power Plan are expected to affect energy markets and electric reliability in the United States, as well as how those effects create opportunities for energy companies and investors.
The reforms are aimed to address natural gas and electric scheduling concerns resulting from the increase in gas-fired generation, to provide greater flexibility to industry participants, and to better ensure reliable and efficient operation of the electric and interstate gas pipeline systems.

Webinar: YieldCo Formation

20 February 2015 г.
Please join us for a one-hour webinar on regulatory and related issues associated with the formation of YieldCos.
FERC proposes to establish a framework that allows pipelines to use surcharge or tracker cost-recovery mechanisms to accelerate system improvements associated with new safety and environmental compliance regulations.
FERC issued two decisions on October 16 involving its policies for determining the return on equity (ROE) for transmission-owning members of ISO New England (ISO-NE) and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.
The D.C. Circuit concluded that sovereign immunity prevents FERC and NERC from imposing monetary penalties on federal agencies that violate Reliability Standards.
On August 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the challenges filed By various utilities, industry groups, and state commissions that claimed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) overstepped its authority.
In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued on June 19, FERC proposed to approve a new Reliability Standard— MOD-001-2 (Modeling, Data, and Analysis)—to govern the calculation of the various components of Available Transfer Capability (ATC), including Total Transfer Capability, Existing Transmission Commitments, Transmission Reliability Margin, and Capacity Benefit Margin.
FERC has approved a new Reliability Standard to address Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMDs).
New proposals aim to reduce regulatory burden on generation developers.