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Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Denies Request for Refund on Polar Vortex Costs
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On October 15, 2015, FERC denied Champion Energy Marketing LLC’s (“CEM”) request for a $3.1 million refund of balancing operating reserve (“BOR”) costs assessed by PJM Interconnection, LLC and PJM Settlement, Inc. (collectively... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Without Tax Credit Extensions, Returns Of PPAs For Renewables Will Have To Give, GAO Says
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

By Renewable Energy Insights SNL reports that if Congress does not extend a pair of subsidies for the renewable energy industry, new construction will slow unless retail electricity providers pay significantly more for wind and solar power or developers... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: CAISO Board of Governors Adopts Framework to Permit Market Participation by Aggregated Distributed Resources
Posted on 28 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 16, 2015, the California Independent System Operator Corporation’s (“CAISO”) Board of Governors approved a new proposal (the “Proposal”) that will allow aggregated distributed energy resources to participate in the... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments for FERC’s Demand Response Rule
Posted on 4 Nov 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On October 14, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Electric Power Supply Ass’n v. FERC regarding FERC Order No. 745, “Demand Response Compensation in Organized Wholesale Energy Markets” [lexis.com subscribers may access... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: California District Court Affirms FERC’s Jurisdiction in Barclays Civil Penalty Case
Posted on 27 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On May 20, 2015, the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of California (“District Court”) upheld FERC’s decision that it had jurisdiction over Barclays Bank PLC and four traders (collectively, “Barclays”) for allegedly... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Supreme Court Grants Certiorari of Cases Involving FERC’s Authority Over State Capacity Programs
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On October 19, 2015, the United States Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) granted certiorari for a consolidated case involving the limits of FERC’s jurisdiction when regulating state capacity programs. The cases— Hughes v. PPL EnergyPlus... Read More

Troutman Sanders: FERC Dismisses WIRES’ Petition Requesting New ROE Analysis
Posted on 29 Sep 2015 by Troutman Sanders

By Troutman Sanders LLP On September 16, 2015, the Commission dismissed a petition filed by the Working group for Investment in Reliable and Economic electric Systems (“WIRES”) in which WIRES requested that the Commission institute a generic... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Releases 2015 Energy Primer
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 27, 2015, FERC released its 2015 version of the Energy Primer: A Handbook of Energy Market Basics (“Energy Primer”). The Energy Primer was developed by staff from the Division of Energy Market Oversight within FERC’s Office of... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Louis Dreyfus Settles FERC Market Manipulation Case for $7.8 Million
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Troutman Sanders

On February 7, 2014, FERC approved a Stipulation and Consent Agreement (“Agreement”) between the Office of Enforcement (“Enforcement”) and Louis Dreyfus Energy Services L.P. (“LDES”) regarding LDES’ virtual trading... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Office of Energy Projects Issues Best Practices Manual
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 28, 2012, FERC’s Office of Energy Projects (“OEP”) released a 32-page manual titled “Suggested Best Practices for Industry Outreach Programs to Stakeholders” (“Manual”). In doing so, OEP states that the... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Holds that Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Resources can Participate in PJM Transition Auctions for New Capacity Product
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 22, 2015, the Commission determined that demand response and energy efficiency resources should be able to participate in two PJM Interconnection LLC (“PJM”) transition auctions created to implement a new capacity product called Capacity... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Allows Non-public Information Sharing Between Gas Pipelines, Electric Utilities
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Troutman Sanders

By Troutman Sanders LLP On November 15, 2013, FERC issued Order No. 787, authorizing interstate natural gas pipelines and electric transmission operators to voluntarily share non-public, operational information with each other to promote grid reliability... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: NERC Submits Wide-Area Analysis on Use of Technical Feasibility Exceptions for CIP Standards
Posted on 15 Oct 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On September 28, 2015, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) submitted to FERC its annual analysis on the use of Technical Feasibility Exceptions (“TFEs”). TFEs are exceptions from strict compliance with... Read More

Troutman Sanders: EPA Modifies Air Quality Standards for Ozone
Posted on 7 Oct 2015 by Troutman Sanders

By Troutman Sanders LLP On October 1, 2015 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) adopted a more stringent air quality standard for ground-level ozone emissions that reduces the national standard from 75 parts per billion... Read More