U.S. House Committee Looks at ‘Balance of Power’ Between FERC and States

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) sent a letter on June 10 to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Norman Bay – noting that it is time to “comprehensively evaluate and address some of the broader market design, policy, technology, and jurisdictional issues” in the electricity sector.

FERC: Retail Customers Can Challenge Rates

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruled (Docket No. ER07-1069-006) on November 12 that retail customers “have a right to intervene and protest against [transmission rates and wholesale power rates] when some portion of those rates will be flowed through to their … bill[s].” In … Read more…

SCOTUS to Hear Cases on Wholesale Power Rates

The U.S. Supreme Court on October 19 agreed to hear a consolidated case, which – much like its pending decision on Order 745 – will determine whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) or the individual states can claim final authority over wholesale power pricing. … Read more…

IECA: Customers Should Get Refunds for Overcharges by Gas Pipelines

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) and a roll call of companies and advocacy organizations sent out a letter on October 6 urging two influential Congressional committees –  the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce … Read more…

EPSA Files Brief in Demand Response Pricing Case with Supreme Court

The Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) and other respondents filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on August 31– seeking to keep demand response (DR) within the purview of the states and not the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) The case, EPSA v. FERC, … Read more…

Texas Court Dismisses Entergy Price-Gouging Case

A class action suit first filed against Entergy in Chambers County, Texas, in 2003 has finally been dismissed by an appeals court. In the case – Entergy Corp. et. al. v. Jenkins et. al. (Case No.: 01-12-00470-CV) – plaintiffs claimed that Entergy Texas and operating … Read more…

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