Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Legal Alert: FERC Reviews NERC Penalty

By Daniel E. Frank and Caileen N. Gamache In an order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has initiated review of a settlement filed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) concerning a violation by Turlock Irrigation District (Turlock) of the NERC Reliability Standards...

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Legal Alert: NERC Provides Guidance on Delegating Reliability Tasks

By Daniel E. Frank, Caileen N. Gamache, and Catherine M. Krupka In a Compliance Process Bulletin issued yesterday, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) provided guidance to entities registered for compliance with the mandatory and enforceable Reliability Standards on delegating...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Power Line Rights of Way - FERC Approves New Vegetation Management Rules

By Kurt L. Krieger and Nora C. Price On March 21, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approved new rules for managing vegetation along power line rights of way. The purpose of the approved modifications to existing electric reliability standards is to ensure the continued...