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FERC Proposes Policy on Cost Recovery for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities

Following its open meeting on November 20, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) is seeking comments on a proposed new policy statement (PL15-1-000) that will outline the standards interstate natural gas pipelines must satisfy in order to recover the costs of modernizing their facilities and infrastructure. Once approved, this policy would allow pipelines to recover, through a simplified mechanism such as a surcharge or tracker, capital expenditures made to replace old...
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Gary Newell Featured in District Energy Magazine

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon energy attorney, Gary J. Newell, is featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: Recent PURPA Enforcement Actions: Do they signal a policy shift at FERC? Watch this video to hear Gary Newell discuss additional information about the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). Print or Share...
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Jennings Strouss Receives National Ranking for Energy Law on 2015 “Best Law Firms” List

We are pleased to announce that Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC received a Tier 1 National Ranking for Energy Law on the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list compiled by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. We consider this a great and significant honor. Only 37 of the 110 firms included on the national list for Energy Law received the Tier 1 ranking. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon also received Tier 1 rankings for Energy Law on the Washington, DC and Phoenix, Arizona...
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FERC Determines Compliance With Capacity Release Order to Show Cause

                In March of this year, the Commission initiated a show cause proceeding requiring all pipelines to either: (1) revise their tariffs in accordance with the Commission’s regulations under 18 C.F.R. 284.8(d), which requires pipelines to provide for the posting of capacity release offers; or (2) demonstrate that they are in full compliance with those regulations. In response to its show cause order, the Commission received 157 compliance...
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Pricing Electric System Reliability in MISO

      There have recently been two significant Orders from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) concerning System Support Resources (“SSRs”) for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (“MISO”). SSRs are electric generating units scheduled for retirement, but where MISO requests for reliability purposes that the resources remain in service under a special agreement. The first of the two Orders made major changes to the...
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