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FERC Conditionally Approves Risk-based Electric System Reliability Registration

  On March 19, 2015, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an order in Docket No. RR15-4 (the “Order”) addressing a proposal by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) to implement a Risked-Based Registration (“RBR”) proposal. The goal of NERC’s RBR proposal is to achieve an effective application of industry resources by considering the potential impact an entity has on the reliability of the Bulk Electric System...
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FERC Receives Reply Comments on its Proposed Policy on Cost Recovery for Modernization of Natural Ga...

                  Last month we informed you that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) had received initial comments on its proposed policy to allow interstate pipelines to recover the costs of modernizing their facilities through a cost tracker. On February 26th, FERC received reply comments. While the initial comments elicited many responses from both supporters and protestors of the proposed policy, the reply comments primarily...
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FERC Receives Initial Comments on its Proposed Policy on Cost Recovery for Modernization of Natural ...

                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 argued...
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D.C. Circuit Decision Brings Uncertainty to CHP Participation in Demand Response Markets

              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[1] the D.C. Circuit found...
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What Is FERC Order No. 1000?

JSS energy attorney Andrea I. Sarmentero explains FERC Order No. 1000 and its five primary goals. Print or Share this:More
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