FERC Order 1000

Today, FERC staff held the first installment of a two-day series of informational conferences for implementation of Order No. 1000. Today’s conference focused on requirements specific to RTOs and ISOs. Today’s conference wasn’t transcribed and FERC staff said that it didn’t intend to take questions from reporters. Thus, it was fortunate that I chose to [...]

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Hot on the heels of FERC’s issuance of Order No. 1000 comes a proposal out of DOE and FERC to fast-track transmission proposals mired in the state siting process, reports the New York Times. Under the proposal, DOE would delegate to FERC its power under EPAct 2005 to designate high-congestion transmission corridors over which FERC [...]

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FERC Order No. 1000 Rehearing

by Carolyn Elefant on August 24, 2011

in FERC Order 1000

This past Monday, August 22, 2011 marked the final day for filing a request for rehearing of Order No. 1000, FERC’s landmark rule on transmission planning and cost allocation.  As I predicted here, Order No. 1000, like other rules of similar stature drew a substantial number of rehearing requests.  All in all, 63 commenters — [...]

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 For those familiar with FERC regulatory practice, it’s a longstanding ritual of virtually every law firm to, upon release of a major regulatory ruling, frantically skim through the pages (or in modern times, run a quick word search), pluck every mention of the client’s position and plug it into a quick memo. We lawyers are [...]

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