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» Commission's Responsibilities
  • Approval of rates for wholesale sales of electricity and transmission in interstate commerce for jurisdictional utilities, power marketers, power pools, power exchanges and independent system operators.
  • Oversight of the issuance of certain stock and debt securities, assumption of obligations and liabilities, and mergers.
  • Review of officer and director positions held between top officials at utility companies and certain firms with which they do business.
  • Review of rates set by the federal power marketing administrations.
  • Review of exempt wholesale generator status.
  • Certification of qualifying small power production and cogeneration facilities.

 Order No. 1000 - Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation  Electric Reliability
 
 
  • April 16, 2015 - Item E-8: FERC Seeks Comment on the Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Reliability Standard NOPR PDF

  • April 16, 2015 - Item E-6: FERC Seeks Comment on the Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Reliability Standard NOPR PDF

  • April 16, 2015 - Item E-1: FERC Approves Two Revised Reliability Standards on Communications and Operating Personnel Communications Protocols Order No. 808 PDF

  • April 16, 2015 - Item E-3: FERC Approves Real Power Balancing Control Performance Reliability Standard Order No. 810 PDF

  • April 16, 2015 - Item E-5: FERC Seeks Comment on the Protection System, Automatic Reclosing, and Sudden Pressure Relaying Maintenance Reliability Standard NOPR PDF

  • April 10, 2015 - FERC to Convene a Technical Conference to Discuss Issues Related to the Bulk-Power System on June 4, 2015 Notice PDF | Errata PDF | Event Details

 
     



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ELECTRIC SECTION
Annual Charges
The Commission receives an annual appropriation from Congress to defray its operating costs. Read More
Safety & Inspections
Once Electricity projects become operational, safety is regulated, monitored and enforced by the state in which the project resides. Read More
Environment
While FERC has jurisdiction over hydropower projects, FERC has no authority over the construction or maintenance of power generating plants and has significant limited jurisdiction over transmission line siting. Read More
Industry Activities General Information


Updated: April 16, 2015