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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
 
  • October 16, 2014 - Item E-1: FERC Addresses Southwest Power Pool Order No. 1000 Compliance News Release | Commissioners' Statements: Clark | Decision PDF
  • August 15, 2014 - Statement by Chairman Cheryl A. LaFleur on Court Decision Affirming Order No. 1000 Read More
  • See our full list Compliance Filings & Orders
 
  • November 20, 2014 - Item E-10: FERC Accepts NERCís Five-Year Performance Assessment News Release | Decision PDF
  • November 20, 2014 - Item E-4: FERC Approves Physical Security Grid Reliability Standards News Release | Order No. 802 PDF
  • November 20, 2014 - Item E-6: FERC seeks comment on proposed Reliability Standard BAL-001-2 (Real Power Balancing Control Performance) NOPR PDF
 
     



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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: November 20, 2014