Posted by JenningsStrouss on Feb 17, 2015
In November 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) proposed a new policy statement that outlines the standards interstate natural gas pipelines would need to satisfy in order to recover the costs to modernize their facilities and infrastructure. Initial comments on the proposed policy were due by January 26, 2015.
As expected, shippers and state commissions overwhelmingly opposed the proposal. Several comments...
Posted by JenningsStrouss on Jan 29, 2015
On May 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision with important implications for the owners of resources used to control the amount of demand a retail electric customer places on the power system − so-called “demand response” (DR) resources − and that seek to be compensated for doing so in wholesale markets. In Electric Power Supply Association v. FERC the D.C....
Posted by JenningsStrouss on Jan 5, 2015
JSS energy attorney Andrea I. Sarmentero explains FERC Order No. 1000 and its five primary goals.
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Posted by JenningsStrouss on Dec 18, 2014
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) to continue using, with changes, various “Incident and Annual Reports for Gas Pipeline Operators” under OMB Control No. 2137-0522. PHMSA had initially proposed changes to six specific forms that were used to gather certain annual and incident information from gas pipeline operators to track gas release incidents and help guide...
Posted by JenningsStrouss on Dec 11, 2014
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) accepted, subject to certain conditions, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (“CAISO”) proposed pro forma Approved Project Sponsor Agreement (“APSA”) to be added as Appendix X to its Open Access Transmission Tariff (“Tariff”). See California Independent System Operator, 149 FERC ¶ 61,107 (2014).
The pro forma APSA establishes the terms and conditions for the construction of transmission...