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Date Case Circuit Attorney
10/29/14 Aera Energy, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 13-1138 and 13-1303
General rate case filing by Kern River; inclusion of Master Limited Partnerships in proxy group for determining rate of return, and various Period I and II rate design issues. Kern River Gas Transmission Co., Opinion No. 486, 117 FERC ¶ 61,077 (2006), on reh'g, 123 FERC ¶ 61,056 (2008), on reh’g, 129 FERC ¶ 61,240 (2009), on reh’g, 133 FERC ¶ 61,162 (2010), on initial decision, 136 FERC ¶ 61,045 (2011), on reh’g, 142 FERC ¶ 61,132 (2013).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
10/27/14 Midland Cogen. Venture LP v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1224 and 14-1020
Interconnection between Consumers Energy and Midland Cogeneration and assignment of Consumers’ transmission responsibilities to Michigan Electric; disputed filing and payment obligations. Michigan Electric Transmission Co., LLC, 138 FERC ¶ 61,202 (2012), and Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator and Consumers Energy Co., 138 FERC ¶ 61,204 (2012); order on reh’g and clar., 146 FERC ¶ 61,008 (2014).
D.C. Cir. K. Larson
09/24/14 Cal. Pub. Utils. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 13-74361
Denial of interlocutory appeal of ALJ’s decision not to hold FERC proceeding in abeyance, concerning recovery of wildfire costs from ratepayers, until decision in CPUC proceeding. San Diego Gas & Electric Co., 145 FERC ¶ 61,136 (2013) (rejecting rehearing of decision not to hear interlocutory appeal).
9th Cir. L. Luftig/
K. Larson
09/24/14 Pub. Serv. Comm’n of New York v. FERC pdf
No. 13-2316
Approval of modifications to definition of “bulk electric system” developed by NERC, and approval of procedures to add or remove facilities from the bulk electric system on a case-by-case basis. Revision to Electric Reliability Organization Definition of Bulk Electric System and Rules of Procedure, Order No. 773, 141 FERC ¶ 61,236 (2012), order on reh’g and clar., 143 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2013).
2nd Cir. C. Banta
09/11/14 Tesoro Alaska Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1248, et al.
Approval of contested settlement, addressing cost pooling among owners of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc., et al., 144 FERC ¶ 61,025 (2013).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
08/25/14 Missouri Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1278
Order on remand from Missouri Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC, 601 F.3d 581 (D.C. Cir. 2010), concerning FERC’s decision to allow MoGas Pipeline to include full purchase price of certain pipeline assets (including amount in excess of book value) in rate base, based on showing of ratepayer benefits. Missouri Interstate Gas Co., et al., 142 FERC ¶ 61,195 (2013), reh’g denied, 144 FERC ¶ 61,220 (2013).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
08/01/14 Central Hudson Gas & Elec., et al. v. FERC pdf
Approval of new capacity zone in New York; redefinition of demand curves in New York installed capacity market. New York Indep. System Operator, Inc., 144 FERC ¶ 61,126 (2013), order on reh’g, 147 FERC ¶ 61,152 (2014); 146 FERC ¶ 61,043 (2014), reh’g & clar. denied, 147 FERC ¶ 61,148 (2014).
2nd Cir. L. Luftig/K. Larson
07/29/14 Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 13-60784
Implementation of bandwidth remedy based on calendar year 2008 data – third annual bandwidth proceeding; consideration of various inputs to formula. Entergy Services, Inc., Op. No. 518, 139 FERC ¶ 61,105 (2012), order on reh’g & clar., 145 FERC ¶ 61,047 (2013).
5th Cir. C. Banta
07/17/14 Turlock Irrigation Dist., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 13-1250, et al.
Determination that licensing is required for unlicensed 4.9 MW La Grange Project, on the Tuolumne River in California, because of findings based on navigability, federal lands, and post-1935 construction. Turlock Irrigation Dist. and Modesto Irrigation Dist., 141 FERC ¶ 62,211 (2012), order on reh’g and stay, 144 FERC ¶ 61,051 (2013).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
07/07/14 Electric Power Supply Ass’n, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 11-1486, et al.
Petition for rehearing en banc. Regulations requiring that demand response provider, participating in an organized wholesale energy market, be compensated at the market (locational marginal) price, when dispatch of demand response resource is cost-effective and can balance supply and demand. Demand Response Compensation in Organized Wholesale Energy Markets, Order No. 745, 134 FERC ¶ 61,187 (2011), order on reh’g & clar., 137 FERC ¶ 61,215 (2011).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer/R. Solomon
06/06/14 St. Paul Park Refining Co. v. FERC and USofA pdf
No. 13-1302
Order dismissing complaint that alleged that 2008 settlement, instituting a surcharge for an oil pipeline expansion project, no longer is just and reasonable. St. Paul Park Refining Co. LLC v. Enbridge Pipelines (North Dakota) LLC, 145 FERC ¶ 61,050 (2013).
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander
05/07/14 Dept. of Interior v. FERC pdf
No. 13-2439
Replacement of the existing wooden flashboards of Pawtucket Dam in Lowell, Mass. with an inflatable crest gate system, to reduce risk of flooding; effect on historic preservation. Boott Hydropower and Eldred L. Field Hydroelectric Trust, 143 FERC ¶ 61,048 (2013), reh’g denied, 144 FERC ¶ 61,211 (2013).
1st Cir. R. Kennedy
05/01/14 Midland Power Coop. and NRECA v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1184
Finding that Midland’s disconnection of service to the qualifying wind facility owned and operated by the Sweckers, over disagreement as to Midland’s avoided costs for purchasing the output of the facility, is inconsistent with Midland’s obligations under PURPA. Gregory and Beverly Swecker v. Midland Power Coop., 137 FERC ¶ 61,200 (2011), reh’g denied, 142 FERC ¶ 61,207 (2013).
D.C. Cir. L. Luftig
04/30/14 Crescent Bar Condominium Ass’n v. FERC pdf
No. 13-73971
Approval of shoreline management plan for Priest Rapids Project; determination that licensee is not required to permit private uses (including private leasing) of project lands. Pub. Util. Dist. No. 2 of Grant County, Wash., 143 FERC ¶ 61,046 (2013), reh'g denied, 144 FERC ¶ 61,210 (2013).
9th Cir. E. Rylander
03/20/14 PPL Energyplus, LLC, et al. v. Lee A.
Solomon, in his official Capacity as President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, et al.
pdf
Nos. 13-4330 & 13-4501 (consolidated)
Appeal of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey’s ruling that a New Jersey statute, the Long Term Capacity Pilot Program Act is preempted by the Federal Power Act. PPL EnergyPlus, LLC v. Hanna, No. 11-745, 2013 WL 5603896 (D.N.J. Oct. 2013). The New Jersey statute is a state initiative to incentivize the development of new generation resources. Generators selected under the statute are required to participate in the regional interstate energy market administered by PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. and overseen by the Commission. The United States and the Commission responded to the Court’s invitation to submit an amicus brief addressing whether the Federal Power Act preempts the New Jersey statute.
3rd Cir. K. Larson
L. Luftig
03/06/14 Myersville Citizens, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1219
Order granting certificate to Dominion to construct and operate new natural gas facilities, including compressor station in Myersville, Maryland. Dominion Transmission, Inc., 141 FERC ¶ 61,240 (2012), reh’g denied, 143 FERC ¶ 61,148 (2013).
D.C. Cir. K. Larson
02/28/14 Illinois Commerce Comm’n, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1674, et al.
Order on remand from Illinois Commerce Comm’n v. FERC, 576 F.3d 470 (7th Cir. 2009), regarding cost allocation for transmission facilities that operate at or above 500 kV; affirmation of region-wide, postage stamp allocation for covered facilities planned and approved before Feb. 1, 2013. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 138 FERC ¶ 61,230 (2012), on reh’g, 142 FERC ¶ 61,216 (2013).
7th Cir. J. Amerkhail
02/21/14 Smith Lake Improvement Ass’n v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1074
Relicensing of the Warrior River Hydroelectric Project, on the Black Warrior River in Alabama; various issues concerning surface elevation of reservoir. Alabama Power Co., 130 FERC ¶ 62,271 (2010), reh’g denied, 141 FERC ¶ 61,127 (2012), reh’g rejected, 142 FERC ¶ 61,039 (2013).
D.C. Cir. L. Luftig
02/20/14 Northwest Requirements Utils., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 13-70391, et al.
Order granting petition filed by owners of wind facilities that Bonneville’s Redispatch Policy offers non-comparable transmission service that favors federal hydroelectric resources. Iberdrola Renewables, Inc., et al. v. Bonneville Power Admin., 137 FERC ¶ 61,185 (2011), reh’g denied, 141 FERC ¶ 61,233 (2012).
9th Cir. B. Pacella
02/03/14 TC Ravenswood, LLC v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1434
Rates for Ravenswood’s operation of a dual-fuel (natural gas or fuel oil) generator. TC Ravenswood, LLC, 133 FERC ¶ 61,087 (2010), reh’g dismissed, 140 FERC ¶ 61,214 (2012).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/20/13 Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1155
Exercise of discretion not to order refunds for the 15-month period following LPSC complaint, despite FERC finding of improper allocation of costs among Entergy operating companies (improper inclusion of interruptible load in Entergy’s calculation of peak load responsibility). Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n and the City of New Orleans v. Entergy Corp., 129 FERC ¶ 61,237 (2009), amended, 132 FERC ¶ 61,133 (2010), reh’g granted in part, 135 FERC ¶ 61,218 (2011), reh’g denied, 142 FERC ¶ 61,211 (2013).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
12/13/13 South Carolina Pub. Serv. Auth., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 12-1232, et al.

Order 1000 rulemaking, amending transmission planning and cost allocation requirements established in Order No. 890. Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation by Transmission Owning and Operating Public Utilities, Order No. 1000, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,323 (2011), order on reh’g, Order No. 1000-A, 139 FERC ¶ 61,132 (2012).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
L. Perry
12/09/13 R. Gordon Gooch v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1148

Dismissal of complaint challenging Colonial’s alleged over-recovery of revenues for transportation of petroleum products. R. Gordon Gooch v. Colonial Pipeline Co., 142 FERC ¶ 61,220 (2013).
D.C. Cir. L. Luftig
11/19/13 Idaho Power Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 13-72220

Order on remand, approving a settlement between Idaho Power/IDACORP and the City of Tacoma, Washington, resolving most issues, on the condition that settling parties remove settlement language that might extinguish right of non-settling parties to bring “ripple claims” against Idaho Power/IDACORP. Puget Sound Energy, Inc. v. All Jurisdictional Sellers of Energy and/or Capacity at Wholesale into Electric Energy and/or Capacity Markets in the Pacific Northwest, 139 FERC ¶ 61,209 (2012), order on reh’g & compl., 141 FERC ¶ 61,148 (2012).
9th Cir. L. Perry
11/12/13 Minisink Residents, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1481, et al.

Certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing Millennium Pipeline to construct and operate compressor station and related facilities in the Town of Minisink, New York. Millennium Pipeline Co., 140 FERC ¶ 61,045 (2012), reh’g denied, 141 FERC ¶ 61,198 (2012), reh’g denied, 142 FERC ¶ 61,077 (2013).
D.C. Cir. K. Larson
10/15/13 Southwestern Power Admin., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1033

NERC/FERC imposition of penalty of $19,500 against a federal entity (SWPA) that violates a mandatory reliability standard. North American Electric Reliability Corp., 140 FERC ¶ 61,048 (2012), reh’g denied, 141 FERC ¶ 61,242 (2012).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
10/07/13 NO Gas Pipeline, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1470, et al.

Certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing Texas Eastern and Algonquin, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Spectra Energy, to construct and operate New Jersey-New York Expansion Project, to increase firm transportation service to the New York City metropolitan area. Texas Eastern Transmission, LP and Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 139 FERC ¶ 61,138 (2012), reh’g denied, 141 FERC ¶ 61,043 (2012).
D.C. Cir. J. Amerkhail
09/03/13 Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 13-60140

Bandwidth calculations and remedies to keep Entergy companies in rough equalization under System Agreement; consideration of depreciation inputs and costs. Entergy Services, Inc., Op. No. 514, 137 FERC ¶ 61,029 (2011), reh’g denied, Op. No. 514-A, 142 FERC ¶ 61,013 (2013); Arkansas Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. Entergy Corp., et al., 128 FERC ¶ 61,020 (2009), reh’g denied, 137 FERC ¶ 61,030 (2011), on reh’g, 142 FERC ¶ 61,012 (2013).
5th Cir. C. Banta
08/30/13 FirstEnergy Service Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1461

PJM allocation to new member (ATSI) a share of the costs of high voltage regional transmission expansion projects that were planned prior to the new member’s integration into PJM. American Transmission Systems, Inc.; FirstEnergy Serv. Co. v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 129 FERC ¶ 61,249 (2009), order on reh’g, 130 FERC ¶ 61,171 (2010), order on reh’g, 140 FERC ¶ 61,226 (2012).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
08/16/13 Calif., ex rel, Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 12-71958

Order on remand from State of California, ex rel. Bill Lockyer v. FERC, 383 F.3d 1006 (9th Cir. 2004), affirming ALJ after hearing that California Parties failed to prove that violations of reporting requirements masked an accumulation of market power. State of California, ex rel. Bill Lockyer, Attorney General of California v. British Columbia Power Exchange Corp., et al., 135 FERC ¶ 61,113 (2011), reh’g denied, 139 FERC ¶ 61,211 (2012).
9th Cir. B. Pacella
08/13/13 Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1015

Certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to upgrade existing pipeline system with 40 miles of pipeline looping. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., L.L.C., 139 FERC ¶ 61,161 (2012), on reh’g, 142 FERC ¶ 61,025 (2013).
D.C. Cir. K. Larson
04/18/13 West Deptford Energy, LLC v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1340

Assignment of costs of already-constructed network upgrade to interconnecting generator, based on tariff language and cost allocation policy. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 136 FERC ¶ 61,195 (2011), reh’g denied, 139 FERC ¶ 61,184 (2012).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
04/10/13 PSEG Cos., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1382

Transmission planning under PJM-administered tariff; eligibility of non-incumbent transmission owners to build economic expansion projects, receiving cost-based or cost-of-service compensation, under PJM Regional Transmission Expansion Plan (RTEP) procedures. Primary Power, LLC, 131 FERC ¶ 61,015 (2010), order on reh’g, 140 FERC ¶ 61,052 (2012); Central Transmission, LLC v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 131 FERC ¶ 61,243 (2010), order on reh’g, 140 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2012).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
04/02/13 New Jersey Bd. of Pub. Utils., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 11-4245, et al.

Acceptance of PJM’s Minimum Offer Price Rule, imposing a minimum offer screen to determine whether an offer from a new resource is competitive, and designed to ensure that all new resources are offered on a competitive basis without exercise of market power. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., et al., 135 FERC ¶ 61,022 (2011), order on compl. and reh’g, 137 FERC ¶ 61,145 (2011), order on reh’g, 138 FERC ¶ 61,194 (2012).
3rd Cir. C.Banta/
H.Cafer
03/29/13 BNP Paribas Energy Trading v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1242

Allocation of Transco’s cost of purchasing base gas in storage, needed to pressurize the reservoir to support top gas entitlements, between historic and new shippers. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp., Opinion No. 507, 130 FERC ¶ 61,043 (2010), order on reh'g, Opinion No. 507-A, 139 FERC ¶ 61,002 (2012).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
03/05/13 New England Power Generators, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1060, et al.

Various tariff revisions to redesign New England Forward Capacity Market. ISO New England, Inc., et al., 131 FERC ¶ 61,065 (2010), orders on reh’g, 132 FERC ¶ 61,122 (2010), 135 FERC ¶ 61,029 (2011), and 138 FERC ¶ 61,027 (2012).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella/
R. Kennedy
02/05/13 Southwest Power Pool v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1158

Granting of Midwest ISO’s petition for a declaratory order, concerning whether the terms of a joint operating agreement between SPP and MISO, regarding the sharing of transmission capacity on a common path, apply in the event that Entergy Arkansas joins MISO. Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc., 136 FERC ¶ 61,010 (2011), order on reh’g, 138 FERC ¶ 61,055 (2012).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
01/15/13 Illinois Commerce Comm’n, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 11-3421, et al.

Conditional acceptance of revisions to Midwest ISO tariff, finding that Multi Value Project (MVP) transmission planning and cost allocation methodology reasonably would identify projects that provide regional benefits and allocate the costs of those projects among regional beneficiaries. Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc., 133 FERC ¶ 61,221 (2010), order on reh’g, 137 FERC ¶ 61,074 (2011).
7th Cir. J. Amerkhail/
H. Cafer
01/14/13 Northern Laramie Range Alliance v. FERC pdf
No. 12-9567

Denial of request that FERC revoke qualifying facility status of two wind facilities; whether facilities are close enough together to warrant consideration collectively for purpose of 80 MW size limit. Northern Laramie Range Alliance; Pioneer Wind Park I and II, 138 FERC ¶ 61,171 (2012), reh’g denied, 139 FERC ¶ 61,190 (2012).
10th Cir. K. Larson
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/21/12 Black Oak Energy LLC, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 08-1386, et al.

Complaint concerning PJM implementation of marginal line loss methodology with respect to virtual traders; payment and timing of refunds. Black Oak Energy, L.L.C., et al. v. PJM Interconnection, 122 FERC ¶ 61,208 (2008), order on reh’g, 125 FERC ¶ 61,042 (2008); on compl., 128 FERC ¶ 61,262 (2009), reh’g denied, 131 FERC ¶ 61,024 (2010); 136 FERC ¶ 61,040 (2011), reh’g denied, 139 FERC ¶ 61,111 (2012).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
12/10/12 North Carolina Utils. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1881

Transmission rate incentives, awarding a return on equity adder to base ROE for various transmission enhancement projects. Virginia Electric and Power Co., 124 FERC ¶ 61,207 (2008), reh’g denied, 139 FERC ¶ 61,143 (2012).
4th Cir. L. Perry
12/05/12 TC Ravenswood, LLC, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 12-1008, et al.

Updates to the demand curve rates for the installed capacity (ICAP) market administered by the New York ISO; timing and level of new rates. New York Indep. System Operator, Inc., 134 FERC ¶ 61,058 (2011), orders on reh’g, 134 FERC ¶ 61,178 (2011), 135 FERC ¶ 61,002 (2011), 135 FERC ¶ 61,170 (2011), and 137 FERC ¶ 61,218 (2011).
D.C. Cir. J. Amerkhail
11/05/12 Thomas J. Andersen v. FERC pdf
No. 12-72266

Erosion along the shoreline of Lake Helena, part of Missouri-Madison Project 2188; allegation that licensee failed to monitor and control ice movement and ice heaving affecting Mr. Anderson’s property adjacent to Lake Helena. PPL Montana, LLC, 139 FERC ¶ 61,231 (2012), and earlier delegated staff letters.
9th Cir. K. Larson
11/02/12 PPL EnergyPlus, LLC v. FERC pdf
No. 11-1341

Dismissal of PPL complaint regarding PJM’s modeling of outages of two months or more in its simultaneous feasibility tests for financial transmission rights and auction revenue rights; failure to model the Meadowbrook-Morrisville 500 kV construction-related transmission outage in PJM feasibility tests conducted for 2010/2011 auctions. PPL EnergyPlus v. PJM Interconnection, 134 FERC ¶ 61,263 (2011), reh’g denied, 136 FERC ¶ 61,060 (2011).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
10/25/12 Electric Power Supply Ass’n, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 11-1486, et al.

Regulations requiring that demand response provider, participating in an organized wholesale energy market, be compensated at the market (locational marginal) price, when dispatch of demand response resource is cost-effective and can balance supply and demand. Demand Response Compensation in Organized Wholesale Energy Markets, Order No. 745, 134 FERC ¶ 61,187 (2011), order on reh’g & clar., 137 FERC ¶ 61,215 (2011).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
09/20/12 City of Anaheim, Cal., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 11-1442

Order characterizing South of Lugo Transmission Path as a zonal, rather than local, constraint, spreading costs to all utilities in the SP-15 zone, not just to Southern California Edison, but also to municipals. California Indep. System Operator Corp.; Pacific Gas and Electric Co. v. California ISO, 121 FERC ¶ 61,193 (2007), reh’g denied, 136 FERC ¶ 61,197 (2011).
D.C. Cir. K. Larson
09/10/12 Southern California Edison Co. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 11-1471

Order approving a base return on equity of 9.54 percent for Southern California Edison’s transmission projects; selection of median rather than midpoint within zone of reasonableness. Southern California Edison Co., 131 FERC ¶ 61,020 (2010), order on reh’g and clar., 137 FERC ¶ 61,016 (2011).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
09/04/12 NE Power Generators, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 11-1422, et al.

Issues remanded by Supreme Court and D.C. Circuit: whether results of auctions conducted under Forward Capacity Market are contract rates deserving of Mobile-Sierra public interest standard of review; and, if not, whether the FERC in its discretion can impose high public interest standard. Devon Power LLC, order on remand, 134 FERC ¶ 61,208 (2011), reh'g denied, 137 FERC ¶ 61,073 (2011).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
06/25/12 Northern Natural Gas Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 11-1484

Denial of application to abandon jointly-owned facilities – the Matagorda Offshore Pipeline System -- and services. Northern Natural Gas Co., 135 FERC ¶ 61,048 (2011), reh’g denied, 137 FERC ¶ 61,091 (2011).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
06/18/12 Green Island Power Authority v. FERC pdf
No. 11-1960, et al.

Order reinstating the new license for the School Street Project to the applicant following remand in Green Island Power Authority v. FERC, 577 F.3d 148 (2d Cir. 2009), finding that the relicensing settlement agreement did not materially amend the license application in a manner requiring an opportunity for the public to intervene in the relicensing proceeding and that, in any event, a proffered alternative to replace the project is not a feasible alternative requiring consideration in the proceeding. Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P., 131 FERC ¶ 61,036 (2010), reh’g denied, 134 FERC ¶ 61,205 (2011), reh’g denied, 136 FERC ¶ 61,044 (2011).
2d Cir. H. Cafer
06/11/12 Brian Hunter v. FERC pdf
No. 11-1477

Order affirming ALJ’s initial decision after hearing, and ordering payment of $30 million civil penalty, for Brian Hunter’s trading of natural gas futures contracts having a direct effect on the price of natural gas, in violation of FERC’s anti-market manipulation regulations under 18 C.F.R. § 1c.1, implementing section 4A of the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. § 717c-1. Brian Hunter, 135 FERC ¶ 61,054 (2011), reh’g denied, 137 FERC ¶ 61,146 (2011).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry/R. Kennedy
05/09/12 Coalit. for Responsible Growth, et al. v. FERC pdf
No.12-566

Authorization to construct and operate the MARC 1 Hub Line Project, a 39-mile long natural gas pipeline in northeastern Pennsylvania; consideration of cumulative impacts of Marcellus Shale development. Central New York Oil & Gas Co., 137 FERC ¶ 61,121 (2011), order on reh’g, 138 FERC ¶ 61,104 (2012).
2d Cir. K. Larson/H. Cafer
04/04/12 Northern Natural Gas Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 11-1240

Rejection of Northern Natural’s proposal to charge market-based rates for the resale of storage capacity. Northern Natural Gas Co., 133 FERC ¶ 61,210 (2010), reh’g denied, 135 FERC ¶ 61,085 (2011).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
03/19/12 TC Ravenswood, LLC v. FERC pdf
No. 11-1258

Conditional acceptance of proposal by New York ISO to implement market mitigation measures for generators located in the rest-of-state (outside New York City and Long Island) capacity region in New York. New York Independent System Operator, Inc., 133 FERC ¶ 61,030 (2010), order on reh’g, 135 FERC ¶ 61,157 (2011).
D.C. Cir J. Amerkhail
02/23/12 NRG Power Marketing LLC, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 11-1201

Approval of contested settlement and related transmission service agreements and Joint Operating Agreement Protocol; roll over of transmission service to Consolidated Edison. PJM Interconnection, LLC, et al., 132 FERC ¶ 61,221 (2010), order on reh'g, 135 FERC ¶ 61,018 (2011).
D.C. Cir S. Soopper
02/22/12 Moussa I. Kourouma v. FERC pdf
No. 11-1283

Assessment of $50,000 civil penalty for submission of false information in connection with application for market-based rate authority.  Moussa I. Kourouma d/b/a Quantum Energy LLC, 135 FERC ¶ 61,245 (2011).
D.C. Cir R. Kennedy
02/09/12 Calpine Corp., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 11-1122

Order on remand from Southern California Edison Co. v. FERC, 603 F.3d 996 (D.C. Cir. 2010), on calculation of transmission service charges for station power, which need not use the same netting method as that used to calculate retail energy charges. Duke Energy Moss Landing v. California ISO Corp.; California ISO Corp., 132 FERC ¶ 61,183 (2010), reh'g denied, 134 FERC ¶ 61,151 (2011).
D.C. Cir R. Kennedy
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/07/11 James and Polly Lyons v. FERC pdf
No. 11-1333

Finding that Appalachian, licensee of the Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Project, complied with the terms of its license concerning consistency of project uses (including boat docks) with Shoreline Management Plan; dismissal of late rehearing request. Appalachian Power Co., 133 FERC ¶ 61,135 (2010), reh’g denied, 134 FERC ¶ 61,114 (2011).
4th Cir. H. Cafer
11/08/11 City of New Orleans, Louisiana, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 11-1043 et al.

Withdrawal of Entergy Arkansas and Entergy Mississippi from Entergy System Agreement; consideration of exit notice, exit compensation, and cost allocation issues. Entergy Services, Inc., 129 FERC ¶ 61,143 (2009), reh’g denied, 134 FERC ¶ 61,075 (2011).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
10/20/11 Occidental Permian Ltd., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1381

Conditional authorization to Tres Amigas to sell, at negotiated rates, transmission services on proposed superstation connecting the three continental interconnections and allowing the transmission of intermittent wind and solar generation. Tres Amigas LLC, 130 FERC ¶ 61,207 (2010), reh'g denied, 132 FERC ¶ 61,233 (2010)
D.C. Cir. J. Amerkhail
10/04/11 Mobil Pipe Line Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 11-1021

Order affirming ALJ’s Initial Decision, following hearing, and denying Mobil’s application for market-based rate authority. Mobil Pipe Line Co.,
133 FERC ¶ 61,192 (2010).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert / Lona Perry
08/11/11 Freeport-McMoran Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 08-1349, et al.

Continued applicability of Article 11.2 of El Paso’s 1996 Settlement, placing certain limitations on the rates that El Paso can charge in future rate cases to shippers that were parties to the 1996 Settlement; Approval of 2006 Rate Settlement.  El Paso Natural Gas Co., 114 FERC ¶ 61,290 (2006) order on reh’g & compl, 124 FERC ¶ 61,227 (2008), order on reh’g, 132 FERC ¶ 61,155 (2010).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
07/05/11 Defenders of Wildlife, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1407

Issuance of certificate to allow Ruby Pipeline to construct and operate a 677-mile natural gas pipeline, from southwest Wyoming to Malin Hub near Oregon-California border; sufficiency of environmental analysis. Ruby Pipeline, L.L.C., 131 FERC ¶ 61,007 (2010), reh'g denied, 133 FERC ¶ 61,105 (2010).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
06/30/11 Braintree Electric Light Dept. v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1231

Allocation of costs associated with ISO New England's operation of Canal 1 and 2 generating units out of economic merit; order on ISO New England compliance filing, that Southeastern Massachusetts reliability region boundary continues to provide reasonable basis for allocation of Canal Unit dispatch costs. Braintree Electric Light Dept., et al. v. ISO New England, Inc., 124 FERC ¶ 61,061 (2008), order on reh'g, 128 FERC ¶ 61,008 (2009); 129 FERC ¶ 61,077 (2009), reh'g denied, 132 FERC ¶ 61,248 (2010).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
05/05/11 Alabama Municipal Electric Auth. v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1141

Denial of complaint that rates under the Southern Company open access transmission tariff, based on Southern’s system average costs, are unduly discriminatory in comparison to transmission component, based on Alabama Power’s individual costs, of bundled retail service charge.  Municipal Electric Authority v. Alabama Power Co. and Southern Co. Services, Inc., 119 FERC ¶ 61,286 (2007), reh’g denied, 131 FERC ¶ 61,101 (2010).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
05/05/11 ExxonMobil Gas & Power Mrktg. Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1098

Acceptance and suspension of, and hearing on, limited rate filing to establish a mechanism to record and recover hurricane-related costs not recovered from insurance proceeds or third parties (Hurricane Surcharge).  Sea Robin Pipeline Co., LLC, 128 FERC ¶ 61,286 (2009), order on reh’g, 130 FERC ¶ 61,191 (2010).
D.C. Cir. K. Henry
05/05/11 PSEG Energy Resources & Trade v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1103

Results of ISO New England’s first Forward Capacity Auction, for the 2010-2011 period; price proration for Connecticut generators not allowed to reduce capacity due to ISO reliability review.  ISO New England, Inc., 123 FERC ¶ 61,290 (2008), reh’g denied, 130 FERC ¶ 61,235 (2010).
D.C. Cir. J. Amerkhail
05/04/11 Indiana Utility Regulatory Comm'n v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1313

Participation of retail customers in PJM’s demand response program; whether local utility or retail aggregator certifies eligibility for program.  PJM Interconnection, LLC, 128 FERC ¶ 61,238 (2009), order on reh'g & compl., 131 FERC ¶ 61,069 (2010).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
03/22/11 Texas Pipeline Ass’n, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 10-60066 et al.

Regulations under new section 23 of the Natural Gas Act concerning obligation of pipelines, including intrastate pipelines, to post daily scheduled volume information and other data for certain points, to facilitate price transparency in FERC-regulated markets.  Pipeline Posting Requirements Under Section 23 of the Natural Gas Act, Order No. 720, 73 Fed. Reg. 73,494, 125 FERC ¶ 61,211 (2008), order on reh’g & clar., Order No. 720-A, 130 FERC ¶ 61,040 (2010).
5th Cir. S. Soopper
03/03/11 George Jepson, AG of Conn. v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1104

ISO-New England’s collection of administrative costs for calendar year 2010, including executive compensation and salary structure. ISO New England, Inc., 129 FERC ¶ 61,299 (2009), reh’g denied, 130 FERC ¶ 61,236 (2010).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella/J. Albert
02/08/11 County of Butte, Cal. v. FERC pdf
No. 10-70140

Denial of complaint that California DWR, licensee for the Oroville Project in Butte County, California, was in violation of recreation and public safety requirements of its hydroelectric license. County of Butte, Cal. v. Cal. Dept. of Water Resources, 128 FERC ¶ 61,068 (2009), reh'g denied, 129 FERC ¶ 61,133 (2009).
9th Cir. K. Henry
02/01/11 Texas Pipeline Ass'n, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 10-60066, et al.

Regulations under new section 23 of the Natural Gas Act concerning obligation of pipelines, including intrastate pipelines, to post daily scheduled volume information and other data for certain points, to facilitate price transparency in FERC-regulated markets. Pipeline Posting Requirements Under Section 23 of the Natural Gas Act, Order No. 720, 73 Fed. Reg. 73,494, 125 FERC ¶ 61,211 (2008), order on reh'g & clar., Order No. 720-A, 130 FERC ¶ 61,040 (2010).
5th Cir. S. Soopper
01/07/11 Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General for the State of CT, et al. and Public Citizen, Inc., et al. pdf
Nos. 08-74439 and 08-74443

Rulemaking codifying and, in certain respects, modifying FERC standards for obtaining and retaining market-based rates for public utilities, at 18 CFR Part 35, Subpart H; consistency of market-based rate program with statutory requirements of advance notice and filing and just and reasonable rates. Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy by Public Utilities, Order No. 697, 119 FERC ¶ 61,295 (2007), order on reh'g and clar.,123 FERC ¶ 61,055 (2008).
9th Cir. C. Banta
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/13/10 Petersburg Municipal Power & Light v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1096

Issuance of preliminary permit to City of Angoon, after lottery to select among same-day filings by multiple applicants, to study Ruth Lake Project in Alaska. City of Angoon, Alaska, et al., 129 FERC ¶ 62,101 (2009), reh'g denied, 130 FERC ¶ 61,219 (2010).
D.C. Cir. J. Amerkhail
11/12/10 Alcoa Power Generating Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1066

Denial of petition for declaratory order, finding that State of North Carolina timely acted on application for Clean Water Act section 401 water quality certification within one year. Alcoa Power Generating Inc., 129 FERC ¶ 61,028 (2009), reh'g denied, 130 FERC ¶ 61,037 (2010).
D.C. Cir. J. Amerkhail
11/12/10 MarkWest Michigan Pipeline Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1075

Rejection of indexed rate increase for oil pipeline that is inconsistent with 2006 settlement and applicable regulations. MarkWest Michigan Pipeline Co., L.L.C., 126 FERC ¶ 61,300 (2009), reh’g denied, 130 FERC ¶ 61,084 (2010).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
11/09/10 New York Regional Interconnect v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1309

Conditional acceptance of New York ISO transmission planning process, submitted in compliance with Order No. 890; eligibility of new transmission projects for cost allocation and recovery. New York Indep. System Operator, Inc., 125 FERC ¶ 61,068 (2008), order on reh'g, 126 FERC ¶ 61,320 (2009), order on reh'g, 129 FERC ¶ 61,045 (2009).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
10/07/10 Dynegy Midwest Generation, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 09-1306, et al.

Acceptance of Schedule 2-A, revising Midwest ISO open access transmission tariff to institute zone-based compensation to transmission owners for reactive power. Midwest ISO Transmission Owners, 122 FERC ¶ 61,305 (2008), reh'g denied, 129 FERC ¶ 61,041 (2009).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
10/04/10 Northern Natural Gas Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1252

Order on remand from Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co. v. FERC, 513 F.3d 242 (D.C. Cir. 2008), finding that, in light of settlements, Burlington need not refund Kansas ad valorem taxes to pipelines on sales of natural gas, and that pipelines must return refunds paid back to Burlington (and cannot recover those amounts from pipeline customers).  Burlington Res. Oil & Gas Co. and Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co., 123 FERC ¶ 61,151 (2008), reh’g denied, 128 FERC ¶ 61,151 (2009).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
09/16/10 Brian Hunter v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1017

Latest appeal objecting to the FERC’s jurisdiction to investigate whether a natural person (Hunter) who traded natural gas futures contracts, having a direct effect on the price of natural gas, violated the FERC’s anti-market manipulation regulations under 18 C.F.R. § 1c.1, implementing section 4A of the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. § 717c-1.  Brian Hunter, 130 FERC ¶ 61,030 (2010) (order denying reh’g), and earlier orders.
D.C. Cir. L. Perry / R. Kennedy
09/15/10 City of Idaho Falls, Idaho, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 09-1120, et al.

Updated list of charges hydropower licensees must pay for their use of federal lands; whether Commission erred in failing to initiate new notice and comment rulemaking. Update of the FERC's Fee Schedule for Annual Charges for the Use of Government Lands, 74 Fed. Reg. 8184 (Feb. 24, 2009), reh'g denied, 129 FERC ¶ 61,095 (2009).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
09/08/10 L.S. Starrett Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1470

Finding that rehabilitation of Starrett's Crescent Street Dam Project in Worcester County, Mass., adding generating/turbine capacity of project, requires FERC license. L.S. Starrett Co., 129 FERC ¶ 62,053 (2009), reh'g denied, 130 FERC ¶ 61,112 (2010).
1st Cir. B. Pacella
08/25/10 Transm. Agency of N. Cal., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 09-1213, et al.

Orders accepting the California ISO's establishing an Integrated Balancing Authority Area made up of SMUD and Turlock, in order to price import and export transactions with those entities consistently with the ISO's Locational Marginal Pricing rate design. California Indep. System Operator Corp., 124 FERC ¶ 61,271 (2008), order on rehearing, 128 FERC ¶ 61,103 (2009).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
08/24/10 Indiana Utility Regulatory Comm'n v. FERC pdf
No. 10-1635

Transmission rate incentives for Pioneer project, a high voltage transmission line in Indiana that will connect PJM Interconnection and Midwest ISO and will facilitate the development of new wind generation. Pioneer Transmission, LLC, 126 FERC ¶ 61,281 (2009), order on reh'g & clar., 130 FERC ¶ 61,044 (2010).
7th Cir. C. Banta
08/12/10 Maryland Pub. Serv. Comm'n, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1296

Denial of complaint regarding prices set for capacity in PJM's Reliability Pricing Model for delivery years governed by completed RPM auctions. Maryland Pub. Serv. Comm'n, et al. v. PJM Interconn., L.L.C., 124 FERC ¶ 61,276 (2008), reh'g denied, 127 FERC ¶ 61,274 (2009).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta / J. Amerkhail
07/21/10 Flint Hills Resources Alaska, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 08-1270, et al.

Order affirming ALJ after hearing, concerning the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Carriers' 2005 and 2006 interstate rate filings; finding that proposed rates are not just and reasonable, and ordering refunds; rejecting State of Alaska's discrimination claim seeking additional refunds based on disparity between interstate and intrastate rates. BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc., et al., Opinion No. 502, 123 FERC ¶ 61,287 (2008), order on reh'g & comp., 125 FERC ¶ 61,215 (2008), order on reh'g, 127 FERC ¶ 61,317 (2009).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert / C. Banta
07/16/10 Apache Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1204

Issuance of certificates authorizing, among other things, lease of natural gas transmission capacity from Enogex to Midcontinent; impact of lease on Enogex's captive customers receiving interruptible service under NGPA § 311. Midcontinent Express Pipeline LLC and Enogex Inc., 124 FERC ¶ 61,089 (2008), order on reh'g & clarification, 127 FERC ¶ 61,164 (2009).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
07/08/10 Western Refining Southwest, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 09-60947

Dismissal of complaint concerning capacity release agreement not within FERC jurisdiction over oil pipeline transportation but subject to state court jurisdiction to resolve property rights under private contract.  Western Refining Southwest Inc., et al. v. TEPPCO Crude Pipeline, LLC, 127 FERC ¶ 61,288 (2009), reh’g denied, 129 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2009).
5th Cir. R. Kennedy
07/06/10 Flint Hills Alaska v. FERC and United States pdf
Nos. 09-1236, et al.

Order affirming ALJ initial decision on valuation (specifically, processing cost adjustment) of West Coast Heavy Distillate cut of Trans Alaska Pipeline System crude oil; issues on appeal are effective date and length of refund period.  BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc., et al., 122 FERC ¶ 61,236 (2008), order on compl., 125 FERC ¶ 61,254 (2008), reh’g denied, 128 FERC ¶ 61,169 (2009).
D.C. Cir. K. Henry
06/24/10 Murray Energy Corp.et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1207

Authorization to commence construction of 8-mile stretch of Rockies Express-East Pipeline, crossing lands underlain by coal reserves and mined areas controlled by the Murray Companies.  Rockies Express Pipeline, LLC, 128 FERC ¶ 61,045 (2009), order on rehearing of 3/19/09 unpublished letter order.
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
06/08/10 Flint Hills Resources Alaska,et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 06-1361, et al.

Acceptance of tariff sheets filed to comply with Opinion No. 481 series of orders (concerning Trans Alaska Pipeline System “Quality Bank”); application of Nelson-Farrar Inflation Adjustment Index to processing costs for Heavy Distillate and Resid cuts.  BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc., et al., 116 FERC ¶ 61,208 (2006), reh’g denied, 118 FERC ¶ 61,056 (2007), order on voluntary remand, 124 FERC ¶ 61,153 (2008), order on reh’g, 127 FERC ¶ 61,039 (2009); Trans Alaska Pipeline System, 119 FERC ¶ 61,254 (2007), reh’g denied, 120 FERC ¶ 61,279 (2007).
D.C. Cir. K. Henry
05/17/10 N. Cal. Power Agency, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 09-72762, et al.

Supplemental Brief, filed 1/4/2011

Orders on remand from Bonneville Power Admin. v. FERC, 422 F.3d 908 (9th Cir. 2005), eliminating refund obligation for sales by non-jurisdictional (governmental) entities during 2000-2001 Western energy crisis; whether the Commission retroactively reset the market clearing price. San Diego Gas & Electric Co. v. Sellers of Energy and Ancillary Services, 121 FERC ¶ 61,067 (2007), order on clar., 121 FERC ¶ 61,188 (2007), reh'g denied, 127 FERC ¶ 61,191 (2009).
9th Cir. L. Perry
05/04/10 State of Oregon, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 09-70269, et al.

Authorization to Bradwood Landing to site, construct and operate a liquefied natural gas terminal on the Columbia River in Clatsop County, Oregon, and to construct, own and operate 36.3 miles of pipeline from the LNG terminal to an interconnection with Northwest Pipeline Corp. in Cowlitz County, Washington.  Bradwood Landing LLC and NorthernStar Energy LLC, 124 FERC ¶ 61,257 (2008), reh'g denied, 126 FERC ¶ 61,035 (2009).
9th Cir. R. Kennedy
04/01/10 Richard Blumenthal v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1220

ISO New England's collection of administrative costs for calendar year 2009, including executive compensation.  ISO New England, Inc., 125 FERC ¶ 61,392 (2008), reh'g denied, 127 FERC ¶ 61,254 (2009).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
03/30/10 Maine Pub. Utils. Comm'n, et al. v. FERC pdf
(Supplemental Brief)
Nos. 06-1403, et al.

Approval and implementation of contested settlement, developing Forward Capacity Market as an alternative to locational installed capacity mechanism to assure sufficient generation capacity in New England.  Devon Power LLC, 115 FERC ¶ 61,340 (2006), order on reh'g and clar., 117 FERC & 61,133 (2006); ISO New England, Inc., et al., 117 FERC ¶ 61,132 (2006), reh'g denied, 119 FERC ¶ 61,044 (2007).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
03/19/10 Fishermen Interested in Safe Hydrokinetics v. FERC pdf
No. 09-72920

Preliminary permit to study proposed hydrokinetic Green Wave Mendocino Project, to be located in Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mendocino County, CA; whether FPA requires the Commission to develop a comprehensive plan for waters off the coast of CA, OR and WA.  Green Wave Energy Solutions, LLC, 127 FERC ¶ 62,093 (2009), reh'g denied, 128 FERC ¶ 61,034 (2009).
9th Cir. H. Cafer
03/16/10 Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1134

Denial of motion filed by Hoopa Valley Tribe to impose interim license conditions, during relicensing proceeding, to impose ramping rate and minimum flow conditions to protect trout.  PacifiCorp, 125 FERC ¶ 61,196 (2008), reh'g denied, 126 FERC ¶ 61,236 (2009).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
02/25/10 Southern California Edison Co. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1327, et al.

Order granting, in part, complaint and directing California ISO to revise its open access transmission tariff to conform to FERC station power policies; Order on self-supply by merchant generators of station power requirements, and appropriate netting period, under California ISO station power protocol.  Duke Energy Moss Landing v. California Indep. System Operator Corp., 109 FERC ¶ 61,170 (2004), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,451 (2005); California Indep. System Operator Corp., 111 FERC ¶ 61,452 (2005), order on reh'g, compl. & clar., 125 FERC ¶ 61,072 (2008).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
02/09/10 Attorney General of Virginia, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 09-2052, et al.

Approval of special surcharge to recover Dominion Virginia Power's share of RTO start-up and administrative costs.  Virginia Electric and Power Co., 125 FERC ¶ 61,391 (2008), order on reh'g, 128 FERC ¶ 61,026 (2009).
4th Cir. L. Perry
01/27/10 Washington Gas Light Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1100

Order on remand from Washington Gas Light Co. v. FERC, 532 F.3d 928 (D.C. Cir. 2008), reauthorizing expansion of Cove Point LNG's existing LNG import terminal and construction of Dominion's new downstream pipeline and storage facilities; effect on gas leaks on WGL's system.  Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP, et al., 125 FERC ¶ 61,018 (2008), order on reh'g and clar., 126 FERC ¶ 61,036 (2009).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
01/20/10 Interstate Nat. Gas Ass'n of America v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1016

Revisions to the Commission's Part 284 regulations concerning the release of firm capacity by shippers on interstate natural gas pipelines in order to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the secondary capacity release market.  Promotion of a More Efficient Capacity Release Market, Order No. 712, 73 Fed. Reg. 37058, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,271, 123 FERC ¶ 61,286 (2008), order on reh'g & compl., Order No. 712-A, 125 FERC ¶ 61,216 (2008).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
01/04/10 Missouri Public Service Comm'n v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1121

Abandonment and certificate authorizations to certain natural gas pipelines reorganizing into a single FERC-regulated interstate natural gas company; ratemaking issues.  Missouri Interstate Gas, LLC, et al.,119 FERC ¶ 61,074 (2007), order on reh'g & compl., 122 FERC ¶ 61,136 (2008), reh'g denied, 127 FERC ¶ 61,011 (2009).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
01/04/10 Resolute Natural Resources Co. v. FERC pdf            
No. 08-1268

Acceptance of Western's tariffs establishing rates and rules governing south to north interstate movement of crude petroleum from points in New Mexico and Texas to certain points in New Mexico, effective 3/10/08.  Western Refining Pipeline Co., 122 FERC ¶ 61,210 (2008), reh'g denied, 123 FERC ¶ 61,271 (2008).
   
 
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/07/09 Sacramento Municipal Util. District v. FERC pdf
Nos. 07-1208,et al

Tariff and compliance filings by California ISO to implement Market Redesign and Technology Upgrade (MRTU) proposal, to:  ensure sufficient resources; fix flawed market rules; increase price transparency; improve transmission congestion management; and enhance market power mitigation.  Implementation of short-term congestion revenue rights and long-term firm transmission rights.  California ISO Corp., 116 FERC ¶ 61,274 (2006), order on reh'g and clar., 119 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2007), order on reh'g and tariff revisions, 120 FERC ¶ 61,023 (2007), order on reh'g, 121 FERC ¶ 61,030 (2007), reh'g & clar. denied, 124 FERC ¶ 61,094 (2008).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella/S. Soopper
11/12/09 James Lichoulas, Jr. v. FERC pdf
No. 08-1373

Termination by implied surrender of license for the Appleton Trust Project in Lowell, Massachusetts; allegation of improper ex parte congressional interference.  James Lichoulas, Jr., 124 FERC ¶ 61,255 (2008), reh'g denied, 125 FERC ¶ 61,195 (2008).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
10/14/09 PNGTS Shippers Group v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1029

Declaratory order that certificated capacity of PNGTS system is 168,000 Mcf per day, once expansion facilities placed in service; rate issues reserved for next PNGTS rate proceeding.  Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, 123 FERC ¶ 61,275 (2008), reh'g denied, 125 FERC ¶ 61,198 (2008).
D.C. Cir. K. Henry
10/02/09 Florida Gas Transmission Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1533, et al.

Various issues, after hearing and ALJ Initial Decision, concerning gas quality and interchangeability tariff standards to accommodate the introduction of re-gasified liquefied natural gas into the Market Area of Florida Gas.  AES Ocean Express LLC v. Florida Gas Transmission Co., et al., 119 FERC ¶ 61,075 (2007) (Op. 495), order on reh'g, 121 FERC ¶ 61,267 (2007), and related letter orders.
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
09/22/09 Florida Municipal Power Agency v. FERC pdf
No. 09-1060

Holding that Florida Power employed comparable standards to analyze the integration of Florida Municipal's Fort Pierce-Vero Beach facilities in 1994 and Florida Power's looped transmission facilities.  Florida Power & Light Co., 122 FERC ¶ 61,159 (2008), reh'g denied, 125 FERC ¶ 61,344 (2008).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
08/25/09 ExxonMobil Oil Corp, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1163, et al.

Dismissal of complaints alleging that SFPP's indexed rate increases for 2005, 2006 and 2007 substantially exceeded its actual cost increases.  BP West Coast Products, LLC, et al. v. SFPP, L.P., et al., 118 FERC ¶ 61,261 (2007), order on reh'g, 121 FERC ¶ 61,195 (2007); 121 FERC ¶ 61,243 (2007), order on reh'g, 123 FERC ¶ 61,121 (2008).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
08/05/09 North Star Steel Co., LLC v. FERC pdf
(Supplemental Brief)
No. 07-73550

Denial of complaint, finding that FERC lacks jurisdiction over request for refunds to a retail customer of Arizona Electric Power Cooperative during 2000-2001 energy crisis.  North Star Steel Co. v. Arizona Public Service Co., et al., 116 FERC & 61,022 (2006), reh'g denied, 120 FERC & 61,146 (2007).
9th Cir. C. Banta
07/27/09 Jackson County, North Carolina, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 08-1224

Environmental review and water quality certification issues concerning FERC approval of a surrender of license for 225 kW Dillsboro Project on Tuckasegee River in Jackson County, NC, and removal of project dam and powerhouse.  Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC,120 FERC ¶ 61,054 (2007), order on reh'g & clar., 123 FERC ¶ 61,069 (2008).
D.C. Cir. J. Amerkhail
07/11/09 Union Power Partners v. FERC pdf  
No. 08-1252

Affirmance of ALJ that Union does not have a contractual right under its interconnection agreement with Entergy to compensation for reactive power.  Union Power Partners, L.P., 120 FERC ¶ 61,284 (2007), reh'g denied, 123 FERC ¶ 61,191 (2008).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
06/11/09 American Gas Ass'n v. FERC pdf
No. 08-1266

Revisions to financial forms, statements and reports for natural gas companies, contained in FERC Form Nos. 2, 2-A, and 3-Q, to enhance their usefulness by updating market and cost information.  Revisions to Forms, Statements and Reporting Requirements for Natural Gas Pipelines, Order No. 710, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,267 (2008), order on reh'g & clar., 123 FERC ¶ 61,278 (2008).
D.C. Cir. K. Henry
05/06/09 Conn. Dept. of Pub. Util. Control v. FERC pdf       
No. 08-1199

Return on equity rate component sought by Transmission Owners in conjunction with establishment of ISO New England as a Regional Transmission Organization; 100 ROE basis point adder for new transmission constructed by Dec. 31, 2008.  Bangor Hydro-Electric Co., et al., Op. No. 489, 117 FERC ¶ 61,129 (2006), reh'g denied, 122 FERC ¶ 61,265 (2008).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
05/01/09 American Electric Power Serv. Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1275, et al.

Rates for reactive power service by Calpine Oneta, which owns a generating facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, interconnected with AEP, to Southwest Power Pool. Calpine Oneta Power, L.P., 116 FERC ¶ 61,282 (2006), order on reh'g and compl., 119 FERC ¶ 61,177 (2007), order on reh'g, 121 FERC ¶ 61,189 (2007), reh'g denied, 124 FERC ¶ 61,193 (2008).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
04/13/09 SFPP v. FERC and United States pdf
No. 08-1110

Order affirming ALJ's initial decision on 2 issues reserved by settlement, concerning validity of unfiled contracts under the Interstate Commerce Act and reparations to shippers.  SFPP, L.P., 122 FERC ¶ 61,126 (2008).
D.C. Cir. J. Amerkhail
04/02/09 Piedmont Environmental Council, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 07-1651,et al.

Petition for rehearing en banc; Regulations implementing sec. 1221 of Energy Policy Act, adding new FPA sec. 216, providing for federal siting authority over electric transmission facilities in national corridors when state has "withheld approval for more than 1 year". Regulations for Filing Applications for Permits to Site Interstate Electric Transmission Facilities, Order No. 689, 117 FERC ¶ 61,202 (2006), 71 Fed. Reg. 69,440, reh'g denied, 119 FERC ¶ 61,154 (2007).
4th Cir. R. Solomon/L. Perry
03/30/09 TNA Merchant Projects Inc. v. FERC pdf             
No. 08-1201

Proposed rate for reactive power and voltage control service; treatment of filing as a rate change subject to suspension and refund.  Chehalis Power Generating L.P., 112 FERC ¶ 61,144 (2005), reh'g denied, 113 FERC ¶ 61,259 (2005).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
03/24/09 Illinois Commerce Comm'n, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 08-1306,et al.

Order, after hearing and ALJ Initial Decision, on transmission rate design in PJM for recovery of costs of existing, new, and high-voltage facilities; Order addressing baseline transmission expansion projects submitted pursuant to PJM Regional Transmission Expansion Plan.  PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., Op. No. 494, 119 FERC ¶ 61,063 (2007), order on reh'g & compl., Op. No. 494-A, 122 FERC ¶ 61,082 (2008); 119 FERC ¶ 61,067 (2007), order on reh'g & compl., 122 FERC ¶ 61,217 (2008).
7th Cir. J. Amerkhail
03/24/09 Louisiana Public Service Comm'n v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1228

Compliance and timing issues concerning Opinion No. 480 orders and amendment to Entergy System Agreement to maintain rough equalization of production costs among the Entergy System operating companies.  Louisiana Public Service Comm'n  v. Entergy Services, Inc., 117 FERC ¶ 61,203 (2006), order on reh'g and compl., 119 FERC ¶ 61,095 (2007).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
03/13/09 TC Ravenswood, LLC v. FERC pdf
Nos. 07-1278, et al.

Denial of complaint seeking compensation from the New York ISO for incremental costs incurred by KeySpan during summer 2006 when burning fuel oil, rather than less expensive natural gas, under a local reliability rule; acceptance of NYISO filing to provide recovery to dual-fuel generators of the variable (but not fixed) costs of burning alternative fuels pursuant to local reliability rule (Minimum Oil Burn Rule).  KeySpan Ravenswood LLC v. New York ISO, 119 FERC ¶ 61,089 (2007), reh'g denied, 119 FERC ¶ 61,319 (2007); New York ISO, Inc., 119 FERC ¶ 61,130 (2007), reh'g denied, 121 FERC ¶ 61,039 (2007).
D.C. Cir. K. Henry
03/12/09 Latha Anderson, et al. & Marathon LNG v. FERC pdf
Nos. 08-1131, et al.

Landowner objections to certificate authorization to construct and operate a new interstate natural gas pipeline in Georgia and South Carolina to transport new volumes of vaporized liquefied natural gas from Elba Island LNG terminal; Marathon objections to rates, terms and conditions of Elba Island LNG terminal expansion service.  Southern LNG, Inc., et al., 120 FERC ¶ 61,258 (2007), reh'g denied, 122 FERC ¶ 61,137 (2008).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
03/06/09 Joseph M. Keating v. FERC pdf
No. 08-1005

Lifting of 1996 stay of construction deadlines and giving notice of termination of license, for failure to obtain necessary approvals and to commence construction, for proposed Tungstar Project.  Joseph M. Keating, 120 FERC ¶ 61,246 (2007), reh'g dismissed, 121 FERC ¶ 61,192 (2007).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
02/25/09 Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 08-1243

Removal of certain costs associated with gas lost at CIG's Fort Morgan storage field from its lost and unaccounted-for and other fuel gas reimbursement percentage.  Colorado Interstate Gas Co., 121 FERC ¶ 61,161 (2007), order on reh'g, 123 FERC ¶ 61,183 (2008).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
02/11/09 Alcoa Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1426

Whether the Commission properly held that Alcoa was estopped from challenging the funding method previously approved for the North American Electric Reliability Corp. as the certified Electric Reliability Organization, and if not, whether funding method based on net energy use is just and reasonable.    North American Electric Reliability Corp., 116 FERC ¶ 61,062 (2006), order on reh'g & compl., 117 FERC ¶ 61,126 (2006).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
02/02/09 Energy Transfer Partners, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 08-60730, et al.

Direction to show cause why ETP entities did not manipulate wholesale natural gas markets, or otherwise did not provide discriminatory services or charge excessive rates, in violation of the NGA, NGPA, and implementing regulations; whether/when ETP entities are entitled to de novo district court review; subsequent decision to set issues for hearing.  Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., et al., 120 FERC ¶ 61,086 (2007), order on reh'g, 121 FERC ¶ 61,282 (2007); 123 FERC ¶ 61,168 (2008), reh'g denied, 124 FERC ¶ 61,149 (2008). 
5th Cir. C. Banta/R. Kennedy
01/30/09 Iberdrola Renewables Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 08-1195

Order accepting increase in Alliance's negotiated rates to reflect increase in Alliance's costs.  Alliance Pipeline L.P., 121 FERC ¶ 61,309 (2007), reh'g denied, 122 FERC ¶ 61,250 (2008). 
Date Case Circuit Attorney
11/26/08 Brian Hunter v. FERC pdf
No. 08-5380

Appeal from district court dismissal of Hunter motion to enjoin FERC from continuing show cause/investigative proceeding concerning Hunter's trading activities in natural gas markets; whether FERC, in exercising its new anti-market manipulation authority toward "any entity" under section 315 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, has personal jurisdiction to proceed against individuals.  Amaranth Advisors LLC, et al., 120 FERC ¶ 61,085 (2007), reh'g denied, 121 FERC ¶ 61,224 (2007).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
11/21/08 South Coast Air Quality Management Dist. v. FERC pdf
No. 08-72265

Authorization to allow North Baja to construct facilities to increase pipeline capacity and to allow for importation from Mexico of regasified liquefied natural gas; impact on air quality of consumption of regasified LNG.  North Baja Pipeline, LLC, 121 FERC ¶ 61,010 (2006), order denying reh'g and stay, 123 FERC ¶ 61,073 (2008).
9th Cir. H. Cafer
11/10/08 Amaranth Advisors L.L.C., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1491

Initiation of show cause/investigative proceeding concerning Amaranth's trading activities in natural gas markets; whether FERC, in exercising its new anti-market manipulation authority under section 315 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, has encroached upon the exclusive jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  Amaranth Advisors LLC, et al., 120 FERC ¶ 61,085 (2007), reh'g denied, 121 FERC ¶ 61,224 (2007).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
10/17/08 Connecticut Dept. of Pub. Util. Control v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1375

Whether FERC has jurisdiction to review ISO New England's Installed Capacity Requirement, i.e., the amount of capacity which each Load Serving Entity must supply annually under the ISO Tariff.  ISO New England, Inc., et al., 118 FERC ¶ 61,157 (2007), reh'g denied, 120 FERC ¶ 61,234 (2007); 119 FERC ¶ 61,161 (2007), reh'g denied, 121 FERC ¶ 61,125 (2007); 122 FERC ¶ 61,144 (2008), reh'g denied, 123 FERC ¶ 61,036 (2008).

 
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
10/10/08 Montana Consumer Counsel v. FERC pdf
(Supplemental Brief)
Nos. 07-73256, et al.

Finding that PPL Companies had rebutted the presumption of market power in the control area operated by NorthWestern Corp. and had satisfied the standards for the grant of market-based rate authority.  PPL Montana, LLC, et al., 115 FERC¶61,204 (2006), reh'g denied, 120 FERC¶61,096 (2007).
9th Cir. C. Banta
09/17/08 Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1007

Conditional approval, pending necessary state approvals, of Crown Landing's application to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas terminal in Logan Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.  Crown Landing LLC, 115 FERC ¶ 61,348 (2006), reh'g denied, 117 FERC ¶ 61,209 (2006).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
09/12/08 Cities of Anaheim, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 07-1222, et al.

Must-offer and reliability service obligations in California; timing of rate change.  Independent Energy Producers Ass'n v. California ISO, et al., 116 FERC ¶ 61,069 (2006), 116 FERC ¶ 61,297 (2006), and 118 FERC ¶ 61,096 and ¶ 61,097 (2007), order on reh'g and compl., 119 FERC ¶ 61,266 (2007), and 121 FERC ¶ 61,276 (2007).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
09/04/08 American Forest & Paper Ass'n v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1328

Rulemaking adding new 18 CFR § 292.309 and implementing new section 210(m) of PURPA, as added by Energy Policy Act of 2005, allowing termination of obligation of electric utilities to purchase electricity from PURPA qualifying facilities, when the QF has nondiscriminatory access to certain categories of markets.  New PURPA Section 210(m) Regulations Applicable to Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities, Order No. 688, 117 FERC ¶ 61,078 (2006), order on reh'g, 119 FERC ¶ 61,305 (2007).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
08/22/08 Braintree Elec. Light Dep't v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1335, et al.

Orders accepting filing of proposed tariff revisions for the collection of the ISO's administrative costs, including alleged lobbying costs.  ISO New England, Inc., 106 FERC ¶ 61,294 (2004), reh'g denied, 108 FERC ¶ 61,138 (2004); 109 FERC ¶ 61,383 (2004), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,096 (2005); 113 FERC ¶ 61,341 (2005), reh'g denied, 114 FERC ¶ 61,315 (2006).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
08/18/08 ExxonMobil Corp. v. FERC pdf   
Nos. 07-1306, et al.

Various orders on complaints concerning classification of facilities and availability of transmission credits (Duke-Hinds).  ExxonMobil Corp., 118 FERC & 61,032, reh'g denied, 119 FERC ¶ 61,261 (2007); Union Power Partners, 118 FERC ¶ 61,134, reh'g denied, 119 FERC ¶ 61,328 (2007); Tenaska Alabama II Partners, 118 FERC ¶ 61,037, on reh'g, 119 FERC ¶ 61,315 (2007); Mirant Las Vegas, 118 FERC ¶ 61,034, reh'g denied, 120 FERC ¶ 61,002 (2007).
D.C. Cir. J. Dennis
08/13/08 California Trout, et al. v. FERC pdf     
Nos. 07-73664, et al.

Denials of late intervention, after issuance of Environmental Assessment on proposed amendment, revising minimum flow and fishery requirements, to license for the California Aqueduct Project.  California Dept. of Water Resources and the City of Los Angeles, 120 FERC ¶ 61,057 (2007) (reh'g of notice denying late intervention), reh'g rejected, 120 FERC ¶ 61,248 (2007); 122 FERC ¶ 61,150 (2008) (reh'g of notice denying late intervention).
9th Cir. H. Cafer
08/13/08 Tesoro Refining and Marketing v. FERC & USA pdf 
  No. 07-1461

Dismissal of complaint challenging index-based rate increases for Calnev for 2005-2007.  Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co. v. Calnev Pipe Line, L.L.C., 121 FERC ¶ 61,142 (2007).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
07/29/08 Entergy Services, Inc. v. FERC pdf  
No. 07-1343

Opinion, reversing ALJ initial decision, that certain general billing provisions and principles in the 1977 agreement between Entergy Arkansas and Arkansas Electric Cooperative do not permit Entergy to take transmission system operating constraints into account in determining availability of Arkansas Electric's generating units for purposes of billing.  Arkansas Electric Coop. Corp. v. Entergy Arkansas, Inc., Opinion No. 488, 117 FERC ¶ 61,099 (2006), order on reh'g, 119 FERC ¶ 61,314 (2007).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
07/29/08 Louisiana Public Serv. Comm'n v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1175

Market-based sales of electric power and capacity between Entergy affiliates under 2002 request for proposals auction; discrete right of first refusal and cost allocation issues.  Entergy Services, Inc., et al., Opinion No. 485, 116 FERC ¶ 61,296 (2006), order on reh'g, 119 FERC ¶ 61,019 (2007).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
07/21/08 Richard Blumenthal, Att'y Gen. of Conn. v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1130

Denial of complaint seeking to require all electric generation facilities in Connecticut to be compensated on a cost-of-service basis through RMR agreements.  Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General of Conn., et al. v. ISO New England, 117 FERC ¶ 61,038 (2006), reh'g denied, 118 FERC ¶ 61,205 (2007).
D.C. Cir. J. Amerkhail
07/16/08 FPL Energy Maine Hydro v. FERC pdf            
No. 05-1871

Stay, pending state judicial review process, of new license for the Flagstaff Project because of denial of Clean Water Act water quality certification by Maine Board of Environmental Protection.  FPL Energy Maine Hydro, LLC, 108 FERC ¶ 61,261 (2004), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,104 (2005).
1st. Cir. J. Amerkhail
06/30/08 Missouri Coalition for the Environment v. FERC pdf
No. 08-1390

Authorization to Ameren to reconstruct and repair upper reservoir of Taum Sauk Project.  AmerenUE, 121 FERC ¶ 61,270 (2007) (denying reh'g of Aug. 15, 2007 letter order).
8th Cir. J. Dennis
05/30/08 Port of Seattle, Washington v. FERC  pdf
Nos. 06-72957, et al.

Approval of contested settlements of disputes, arising from Western energy crisis, between Reliant, Idaho Power, IDACORP, California Parties, and FERC Staff.  San Diego Gas & Electric Co. v. Sellers of Energy and Ancillary Services, et al., 113 FERC ¶ 61,308 (2005), reh'g denied, 115 FERC ¶ 61,271 (2006); 115 FERC ¶ 61,230 (2006); order on reh'g, 117 FERC ¶ 61,020 (2006).
9th Cir. L. Perry
05/09/08 Albany Engineering Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1162

Complaint concerning assessment under New York law of headwater benefits that Fourth Branch's Mechanicville Project receives from operation of District's upstream Great Sacandaga Lake Project.  Fourth Branch Assocs. (Mechanicville) v. Hudson River - Black River Regulating District, 117 FERC ¶ 61,321 (2006), order on reh'g, 119 FERC ¶ 61,141 (2007).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
05/05/08 Green Island Power Authority, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 07-1737, et al.

Relicensing of School Street Project on the Mohawk River in New York; efforts to develop and construct competing Cohoes Falls Project.  Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P., 117 FERC ¶ 61,189 (2006), reh'g rejected, 118 FERC ¶ 61,196 (2007); 118 FERC ¶ 61,101 (2007), reh'g denied, 120 FERC ¶ 61,267 (2007), and various notices rejecting pleadings.
2nd Cir. H. Cafer
04/21/08 Public Serv. Comm'n of Wisconsin v. FERC pdf
Nos. 06-1408, et al.

Order on proposed transmission expansion planning protocols, accepting ISO's proposed methodology for cost allocation for Baseline Reliability Projects above 345 kV.  Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc., 114 FERC ¶ 61,106 (2006), order on reh'g, 117 FERC ¶ 61,241 (2006).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
03/14/08 North Star Steel Co., LLC v. FERC pdf
No. 07-73550

Denial of complaint, finding that FERC lacks jurisdiction over request for refunds to a retail customer of Arizona Electric Power Cooperative during 2000-2001 energy crisis.  North Star Steel Co. v. Arizona Public Service Co., et al., 116 FERC ¶ 61,022 (2006), reh'g denied, 120 FERC ¶ 61,146 (2007).
9th Cir. C. Banta
03/12/08 Consolidated Edison Co. of New York v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1372, et al.
 
Order granting complaint, concerning charges for delivery of station power by ConEd to Entergy generating facilities; order granting complaint that ConEd interfered with NYPA's efforts to employ station power procurement and delivery provisions of New York ISO Services Tariff.  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., et al. v. Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc., 110 FERC ¶ 61,312 (2005), reh'g denied, 112 FERC ¶ 61,117 (2005); New York Power Authority v. Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc., 112 FERC ¶ 61,304 (2005), reh'g denied, 116 FERC ¶ 61,240 (2006).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
03/10/08 Washington Gas Light Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1015

Authorization of expansion of Cove Point LNG's existing LNG import terminal and construction of Dominion's new downstream pipeline and storage facilities.  Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP, 115 FERC ¶ 61,337 (2006), order on reh'g, 118 FERC ¶ & 61,007 (2007); 115 FERC ¶ 61,336 (2006), order on reh'g, 118 FERC ¶ 61,006 (2007).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
02/12/08 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. v. FERC pdf  
Nos. 05-1401, et al.

Development of interconnection system studies for the California transmission grid; order on PG&E large generator interconnection compliance filings.  California Indep. System Operator Corp., et al., 112 FERC ¶ 61,009 (2005), order on reh'g and clar., 112 FERC ¶ 61,231 (2005); 115 FERC ¶ 61,237 (2006), order on reh'g and compl., 117 FERC ¶ 61,148 (2006).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
02/08/08 New England Power Co. v. FERC pdf  
No. 07-2418

Timing of interest payments (prime rate or contract rate) for Norwood's late payment of Contract Termination Charge; on remand from Town of Norwood, Mass. v. FERC, 476 F.3d 18 (1st Cir. 2007).  Town of Norwood, Mass. v. National Grid USA, et al., 119 FERC ¶ 61,148 (2007), reh'g & clar. denied, 120 FERC ¶ 61,196 (2007).
1st Cir. S. Soopper
02/01/08 Montana Consumer Counsel v. FERC pdf  
Nos. 07-73256, et al.

Finding that PPL Companies had rebutted the presumption of market power in the control area operated by NorthWestern Corp. and had satisfied the standards for the grant of market-based rate authority.  PPL Montana, LLC, et al., 115 FERC ¶ 61,204 (2006), reh'g denied, 120 FERC ¶ 61,096 (2007).
9th Cir. C. Banta
01/18/08 Western Area Power Admin., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1090, et al.

Allocation of ISO grid management costs among its customers.  California Independent System Operator Corp., et al., 103 FERC ¶ 61,114 (2003) (Op. 463), order on reh'g, 106 FERC & 61,032 (2004) (Op. 463-A), reh'g denied, 113 FERC ¶ 61,135 (2005) (Op. 463-B), reh'g denied, 116 FERC ¶ 61,224 (2006) (Op. 463-C), reh'g rejected, 118 FERC ¶ 61,061 (2007).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
01/07/08 Piedmont Environmental Council v. FERC pdf
Nos. 07-1651, et al.

Regulations implementing section 1221 of Energy Policy Act of 2005, adding new FPA section 216, providing for federal siting of electric transmission facilities when state has "withheld approval for more than 1 year;" compliance with NEPA requirements.  Regulations for Filing Applications for Permits to Site Interstate Electric Transmission Facilities, Order No. 689, 117 FERC ¶ 61,202 (2006), 71 Fed. Reg. ¶ 69,440, reh'g denied, 119 FERC ¶ 61,154 (2007).
4th Cir. L. Perry
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/31/07 Maine Pub. Utils. Comm'n, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 06-1403, et al.

Approval and implementation of contested settlement, developing Forward Capacity Market as an alternative to locational installed capacity mechanism to assure sufficient generation capacity in New England.  Devon Power LLC, 115 FERC ¶ 61,340 (2006), order on reh'g and clar., 117 FERC ¶ 61,133 (2006); ISO New England, Inc., et al., 117 FERC ¶ 61,132 (2006), reh'g denied, 119 FERC ¶ 61,044 (2007).
D.C. Cir. J. Dennis
12/05/07 Dominion Transmission, Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 07-1065

Annual fuel reports and effect of 2005 settlement on information reporting.  Dominion Transmission, Inc., 113 FERC ¶ 61,302 (2005), order on reh'g and compliance, 118 FERC ¶ 61,036 (2007).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
11/16/07 Duncan's Point Lot Owners Ass'n v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1421, et al.

Denial of complaint, concerning authorization to construct seawall and effluent discharge pipe on project lands; Compliance issues (walkway, project boundary, park, others) concerning operation of Osage Project.  Duncan's Point Lot Owners Ass'n, Inc., et al. v. Union Electric Co. d/b/a AmerenUE, 111 FERC ¶ 61,190 (2005), reh'g denied, 112 FERC ¶ 61,289 (2005); Union Electric Co. d/b/a AmerenUE, 114 FERC ¶ 61,038 (2006) (seeking reh'g of 9/1/05 staff letter), reh'g rejected, 114 FERC ¶ 61,230 (2006), and 116 FERC ¶ 61,045 (2006) (seeking reh'g of 3/28/06 staff letter).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
11/05/07 AES Beaver Valley LLC v. FERC pdf                    
No. 06-1400

Integration of Duquesne Light Co. into PJM; treatment of preexisting transmission agreement between Duquesne and AES.  PJM Interconn., LLC, et al., 109 FERC ¶ 61,299 (2004), order on reh'g and partial settlement, 117 FERC ¶ 61,145 (2006).
D.C. Cir. J. Cockrell
11/01/07 Consolidated Edison Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1275
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1286

Various ratemaking issues reserved for hearing and decision by settlement in general Transco section 4 rate proceeding. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp., 106 FERC ¶ 61,299 (2004), order on reh'g, 112 FERC ¶ 61,170 (2005), order on reh'g, 115 FERC ¶ 61,268 (2006). [2 separate briefs, responding to pipeline and shipper arguments].
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
09/28/07 Northern Virginia Electric Coop. v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1353

Denial of complaint seeking modification of a 1992 wholesale power agreement between Northern Virginia Electric Coop. and Old Dominion Electric Coop.  Northern Virginia Elec. Coop., Inc. v. Old Dominion Elec. Coop., 114 FERC ¶ 61,240 (2006), reh'g denied, 116 FERC ¶ 61,173 (2006).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
09/11/07 Energie Group, LLC, et al. v. FERC pdf                   
Nos. 05-1206, et al.

Denial of various applications for preliminary permits and licenses, based on lack of fitness and poor compliance records of applicants.  Energie Group LLC, 109 FERC ¶ 62,225 (2004), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,072 (2005); Appalachian Rivers Resource Enhancement, LLC, 113 FERC ¶ 61,043, 62,098, & 62,100 (2005), reh'g denied, 114 FERC ¶ 61,145 (2006); Energie Group LLC, 116 FERC ¶ 61,220 (2006) (denying reh'g of 6/19/06 staff letter order), reh'g rejected, 117 FERC ¶ 61,124 (2006).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
07/31/07 Florida Municipal Power Agency v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1285

Order on remand from FMPA v. FERC, 411 F.3d 287 (D.C. Cir. 2005), concerning whether physical incapacity provides a basis for an exception to full load ratio pricing for network service.  Florida Power & Light Co., 113 FERC ¶ 61,290 (2005), reh'g denied, 116 FERC ¶ 61,012 (2006).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
07/19/07 Old Dominion Electric Coop., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 06-1326, et al.

Rejection of proposed rate schedules that would have allowed generators to recover, from transmission service customers, costs of interconnections with the PJM transmission grid.  CED Rock Springs, LLC, et al., 114 FERC ¶ 61,285 (2006), reh'g denied, 116 FERC ¶ 61,163 (2006).
D.C. Cir. M. Kaufmann
07/13/07 Petro Star, et al. v. FERC and USofA pdf
Nos. 06-1166, et al.

Opinion and order, following two court remands, a hearing before an ALJ, and an initial decision, concerning method for compensating shippers according to the quality of the crude oil they ship through the TAPS system, and limiting retroactive refunds.  Trans Alaska Pipeline System, et al., Opinion No. 481, 113 FERC ¶ 61,062 (2005), order on reh'g, Op. No. 481-A, 114 FERC ¶ 61,323 (2006), order on reh'g, Op. No. 481-B, 115 FERC ¶ 61,287 (2006).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
07/12/07 Klamath Water Users Ass'n v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1212

Denial of petition for declaratory order, seeking ruling that 1956 contract is a condition of the license for the Klamath Project and will remain in effect during the term of any annual license issued during relicensing proceeding.  PacifiCorp, 114 FERC ¶ 61,051 (2006), reh'g denied, 115 FERC ¶ 61,075 (2006).
D.C. Cir. J. Dennis
06/26/07 Louisiana PSC, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1462, et al.  

Order on complaint, upholding ALJ finding that allocation of production costs among the Entergy System operating companies no longer is just and reasonable; prospective revision to System Agreement to allocate costs using percentage-based bandwidth to establish rough equalization.  Louisiana Public Service Comm'n  v. Entergy Services, Inc., et al., Op. 480, 111 FERC ¶ 61,311 (2005), order on reh'g, 113 FERC ¶ 61,282 (2005).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
06/14/07 Cargill Power Markets, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1084

Denial of complaint challenging Midwest ISO's discontinuing transmission rate discount for firm service "sinking" at the Michigan-Ontario interface.  Cargill Power Markets, LLC, et al., 112 FERC ¶ 61,025 (2005), order on reh'g, 113 FERC ¶ 61,223 (2005), order on reh'g, 114 FERC ¶ 61,093 (2006).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
06/04/07 Cogeneration Ass'n of California v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1178

Setting of standby customer transmission rates, based on adjusted contract demand using a probabilistic methodology rather than using the 12 coincident peak methodology.  Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Op. No. 482, 113 FERC ¶ 61,084 (2005), order on reh'g, 114 FERC ¶ 61,324 (2006).
D.C. Cir. J. Dennis
05/30/07 Gas Transmission, Northwest Corp. v. FERC  pdf
Nos. 03-1257, et al

Creditworthiness and collateral requirements for pipeline shippers.  North Baja Pipeline, LLC et al., 115 FERC ¶ 61,141 (2006) and 117 FERC ¶ 61,146 (2006); e prime, Inc. v. PG&E Gas Transmission, Northwest Corp., 104 FERC ¶ 61,026 (2003) and earlier orders; North Baja Pipeline, LLC, 105 FERC ¶ 61,374 (2003) and earlier order; PG&E Gas Transmission, Northwest Corp., 105 FERC ¶ 61,382 (2003) and earlier orders.
D.C. Cir. P. Lee
05/18/07 Southern California Edison Co. v. FERC  pdf
No. 06-1202  

Denial of rate filing intended to recover additional interconnection costs after contractual deadline for such filing.  Southern California Edison Co., 113 FERC ¶ 61,018 (2005), reh'g denied, 115 FERC ¶ 61,100 (2006).
D.C. Cir. M. Kaufmann
05/15/07 Fall River Rural Electric Coop. v. FERC  pdf          
No. 06-71944

Dismissal of application of Fall River for a proposed hydroelectric project located at an existing dam included in license earlier issued to PPL Montana, on the ground that it would substantially interfere with PPL's license.  Fall River Rural Electric Coop., Inc., 111 FERC ¶ 62,333 (2005), reh'g denied, 114 FERC ¶ 61,152 (2006).
9th Cir. S. Soopper
04/27/07 Consolidated Edison Co. of New York v. FERC pdf
Nos. 06-1025, et al.

On remand from Consolidated Edison Co. of New York v. FERC, 347 F.3d 964 (D.C. 2003), continuing to find that:  (1) NYISO acted reasonably in not invoking Temporary Extraordinary Procedures to recalculate prices; (2) NYISO did not violate its tariff; and (3) no refunds are due.  New York Independent System Operator, Inc., et al., 110 FERC ¶ 61,244 (2005), order on reh'g, 113 FERC ¶ 61,155 (2005).
D.C. Cir. J. Dennis
04/26/07 Xcel Energy Services Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1174

Denial of waiver of prior notice and filing requirement, for late filing of generator interconnection agreements long after their effectiveness.  Xcel Energy Services, Inc., 114 FERC ¶ 61,295 (2006), denying reh'g of 12/23/05 unpublished letter order.
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
04/23/07 Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1145

Order, affirming ALJ, that Williston must convert nature of transportation service to Northern States Power and that Williston must increase NSP's Annual Delivery Quantity under transportation contract.  Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Co., 113 FERC ¶ 61,201 (2005), order on reh'g, 115 FERC ¶ 61,081 (2006).
D.C. Cir. P. Lee
04/18/07 Illinois Municipal Gas Agency, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 06-1006, et al.

Reaffirmance of policy permitting selective rate discounting, on a non-discriminatory basis, in order to meet competition.  Policy for Selective Discounting by Natural Gas Pipelines, 111 FERC ¶ 61,309 (2005), reh'g denied, 113 FERC ¶ 61,173 (2005).
D.C. Cir. M. Kaufmann
04/16/07 Keyspan LNG, L.P. v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1097

Denial, based on safety concerns, of proposal by KeySpan to site, construct and operate a LNG import terminal in Providence, Rhode Island.  KeySpan LNG, L.P., et al., 112 FERC ¶ 61,028 (2005), reh'g denied, 114 FERC ¶ 61,054 (2006).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
03/29/07 Burlington Resources Oil & Gas v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1042

Order on remand from Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co. v. FERC, 396 F.3d 405 (D.C. Cir. 2005), again finding that Burlington must refund Kansas ad valorem taxes to pipelines on first sales of natural gas.  Burlington Res. Oil & Gas Co., 112 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2005), reh'g denied, 113 FERC ¶  61,257 (2005).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
03/19/07 East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 06-1090 Order, affirming ALJ after hearing, that East Texas is not entitled to credits under CSW open access transmission tariff for transmission facilities that East Texas claims are integrated with the CSW transmission system.  East Texas Electric Coop. v. Central and South West Services, Inc., 108 FERC ¶ 61,077 (2004), reh'g denied, 114 FERC ¶ 61,027 (2006).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
03/19/07 Transm. Agency of Northern Cal. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1402, et al.                                    

Orders on remand from PG&E v. FERC, 306 F.3d 1112 (D.C. Cir. 2002), holding that the Commission acted appropriately pursuant to FPA section 205 in reviewing a base Transmission Revenue Requirement (TRR) for Vernon, a new municipal Participating Transmission Owner in the California ISO, and had authority to require Vernon to pay refunds for TRR over collection.  City of Vernon, California, et al., 111 FERC ¶ 61,092 (2005), order on reh'g, 112 FERC ¶ 61,207 (2005), reh'g denied, 115 FERC ¶ 61,297 (2006).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
03/16/07 Midwest Region Gas Task Force Ass'n v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1468, et al.

Acceptance of discounted rate agreements, subject to certain conditions.  Northern Natural Gas Co., 111 FERC & 61,287 (2005), order on reh'g, 113 FERC & 61,119 (2005); Northern Natural Gas Co., 110 FERC ¶ 61,321 (2005), order on reh'g, 111 FERC ¶ 61,379 (2005), order on reh'g, 113 FERC ¶  61,188.
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
03/07/07 State Water Contractors, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 06-74506

Commission affirmed that the California ISO's Transmission Access Charge, designed to recover embedded cost of the ISO-controlled grid, was just and reasonable despite rate methodology not being time-sensitive.  California ISO Corp., 109 FERC ¶ 61,301 (2004), order on reh'g and clar., 111 FERC ¶ 61,337 (2005).
9th Cir. S. Soopper
02/15/07 Petal Gas Storage, L.L.C., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1166, et al.

Rate of return on equity for initial transportation services on newly-constructed pipeline facilities; Order acting on rate case filing and settlement offer by High Island; various ratemaking issues after hearing and initial decision.  Petal Gas Storage, L.L.C., 97 FERC¶61,097 (2001), order on reh'g, 106 FERC¶61,325 (2004); High Island Offshore System, L.L.C., 110 FERC¶61,043 (2005), order on reh'g and compl., 112 FERC ¶  61,050 (2005), order on reh'g and compl., 113 FERC ¶ 61,280 (2005).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
01/26/07 East Kentucky Power Cooperative v. FERC pdf      
No. 06-1003
                                     
Conditional acceptance of new provision (Schedule 23) of MISO Tariff, allowing recovery by transmission owners from customers of costs under specified grandfathered agreements carved-out of MISO energy markets.  Transmission Owners of the Midwest Independent  System Operator, 110 FERC ¶ 61,339 (2005), order on reh'g, 113 FERC ¶ 61,112 (2005).
D.C. Cir. J. Dennis
01/19/07 Wisconsin Public Power, Inc., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1414, et al                                                                    Implementation of Midwest ISO "Day 2" energy markets (day-ahead and real-time) and financial transmission rights market; treatment of transmission service provided under grandfathered agreements in Midwest ISO energy markets.  Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc., et al., 108 FERC & 61,163 (2004), order on reh'g, 109 FERC & 61,157 (2004); 111 FERC ¶¶ 61,042, 61,043 and 61,053 (2005), 112 FERC ¶¶ 61,086 and 61,311 (2005), and earlier orders.
D.C. Cir. J. Albert/E. Rylander
01/05/07 Colorado Off. of Consumer Counsel v. FERC       
No. 04-1238

Conditions (Market Behavior Rules) on all new and existing market-based rate tariffs and authorizations to include a prohibition against anticompetitive behavior and the exercise of market power.  Investigation of Terms and Conditions of Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorizations, 105 FERC ¶ 61,218 (2003), order on reh'g, 107 FERC ¶ 61,175 (2004).
D.C. Cir. M. Kaufmann/R. Solomon
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/20/06 Conn. Dept. of Public Utility Control v. FERC pdf  
No. 05-1411

Acceptance of ISO-NE's proposed Installed Capacity Requirements for the 2005/2006 power year; whether agency has statutory authority to regulate ICAP requirements.  ISO New England, Inc., 111 FERC ¶ 61,185 (2005), reh'g denied, 112 FERC ¶ 61,254 (2005).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
12/18/06 City of Fall River, Mass., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 06-1203, et al.
                                                                       
Approval of application of Weaver's Cove LNG to construct and operate a new import liquefied natural gas terminal and associated facilities in Fall River, Mass.; denial of motions to reopen record in light of proposed use of smaller, more frequent LNG vessel transits.  Weaver's Cove Energy, LLC, et al., 112 FERC & 61,070 (2005), order on reh'g, 114 FERC & 61,058 (2006); 115 FERC ¶ 61,058 (2006), reh'g denied, 116 FERC ¶ 61,041 (2006).
1st Cir. B. Pacella
12/08/06 North Carolina Utilities Comm'n v. FERC pdf
No. 05-1339

In general Transco section 4 rate proceeding, one issue concerning whether a credit should be provided to ratepayers regarding an agreement between Transco and its affiliate.  Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp., 106 FERC ¶ 61,299 (2004), order on reh'g, 112 FERC ¶ 61,170 (2005)
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
11/28/06 Exxon Mobil Oil Corp., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1471, et al.                                                  

Filing of oil pipeline rate increase under Commission's indexing methodology.  SFPP, L.P., 111 FERC ¶ 61,510 (2005), order on reh'g, 113 FERC ¶ 61,253 (2000).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
11/13/06 Town of Norwood, Massachusetts v. FERC pdf         
Nos. 06-1658, et al.                                    

Calculation of Contract Termination Charge payable by Norwood to terminate early full requirements contract with New England Power Co.  Town of Norwood, Mass. v. National Grid USA, et al., 112 FERC ¶ 61,099 (2005), order on reh'g, 114 FERC ¶ 61,187 (2006), reh'g and stay denied, 115 FERC ¶ 61,396 (2006).
1st Cir. M. Kaufmann
10/19/06 Exxon Mobil Oil Corp. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1102, et al.

Complaints challenging reasonableness of SFPP's rates on various of its lines for several years; issue whether there have been "changed circumstances" justifying rate review; Order on remand from BP West Coast Products, L.L.C. v. FERC, 374 F.3d 1263 (D.C. Cir. 2004), concerning issues arising from complex litigation, in related proceedings, between SFPP and several of its shippers starting in Nov. 1992.  Arco Products Co., et al. v. SFPP, 106 FERC & 61,300 (2004); SFPP, L.P., 111 FERC ¶ 61,334 (2005), and earlier orders.
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
10/19/06 Exxon Mobil Oil Corp. v. FERC (Supplemental Brief) pdf
Nos. 04-1102, et al.

Complaints challenging reasonableness of SFPP's rates on various of its lines for several years; issue whether there have been "changed circumstances" justifying rate review; Order on remand from BP West Coast Products, L.L.C. v. FERC, 374 F.3d 1263 (D.C. Cir. 2004), concerning issues arising from complex litigation, in related proceedings, between SFPP and several of its shippers starting in Nov. 1992.  Arco Products Co., et al. v. SFPP, 106 FERC & 61,300 (2004); SFPP, L.P., 111 FERC ¶ 61,334 (2005), and earlier orders.
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
10/19/06 Entergy Services, Inc., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1238, et al.

Acceptance of interconnection agreements with generators, conditioned on Entergy/Southern/Nevada Power providing transmission credits for all network facilities at or beyond point of interconnection.  Entergy Services, Inc., et al., 104 FERC & 61,084 (2003), reh'g denied, 111 FERC & 61,181 (2005); Southern Co. Services, Inc., 105 FERC ¶ 61,221 (2003), order on reh'g, 108 FERC ¶ 61,229 (2004), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,423 (2005); Nevada Power Co., 111 FERC ¶ 61,161 (2005), order on reh'g, 113 FERC ¶ 61,007 (2005) (on remand from Entergy Services, Inc. v. FERC, 391 F.3d 1240 (D.C. Cir. 2004)). 
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
10/18/06 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp. v. FERC pdf  
Nos. 04-1234, et al.

Whether, consistent with 1992 settlement, Transco must continue to acquire capacity at certain receipt points and assign such capacity to Sunoco at settlement rates, terms and conditions; Direction to Transco to reimburse Sunoco for the additional costs Sunoco incurred as a result of Transco's violation of settlement.  Sunoco, Inc. (R&M) v. Trancontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp., 100 FERC & 61,252 (2002), order on reh'g, 103 FERC & 61,176 (2003), order on reh'g, 107 FERC & 61,123 (2004), order on voluntary remand, 111 FERC ¶ 61,400 (2005), order on reh'g, 114 FERC ¶ 61,180 (2006).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
10/17/06 Industrial Energy Users-Ohio v. FERC pdf
No. 05-1435    

AEP's updated market power analysis; request for hearing on generation market power issues.  AEP Power Marketing Inc., et al., 109 FERC & 61,276 (2005), reh'g denied, 112 FERC ¶ 61,320 (2005)
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella/ H. Werntz
10/02/06 NSTAR Electric & Gas Corp. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1362, et al.

Order on remand, waiving prior notice requirement for revision to ISO-NE Market Rule 17, on out-of-economic merit order running of generating units during periods of transmission constraints.  Mirant Americas Energy Marketing, L.P., 105 FERC ¶ 61,359 (2003), reh'g denied, 112 FERC ¶ 61,056 (2005).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
09/27/06 Inter. Natural Gas Ass'n of America v. FERC pdf
No. 05-1426

Accounting of costs incurred by pipelines in implementing integrity management program required by Office of Pipeline Safety, U.S. DOT.  Jurisdictional Public Utilities and Licensees, et al., 111 FERC ¶ 61,501 (2005), reh'g denied, 112 FERC ¶ 61,309 (2005).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
09/26/06 Exxon Mobil Oil Corp. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1299, et al.                                                                        

Final rules under the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act, governing the conduct of open seasons for Alaska natural gas transportation projects and the Commission's ability to require design changes in reviewing certificate applications.  Regulations Governing the Conduct of Open Seasons for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects, Order No. 2005, 110 FERC ¶ 61,095 (2005), order on reh'g, 111 FERC ¶ 61,332 (2005).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
09/11/06 Canadian Ass'n of Petroleum Prods. v. FERCpdf
No.05-1382

Policy statement on income tax allowances, addressing certain issues on court remand.  Inquiry Regarding Income Tax Allowance, 111 FERC ¶  61,139 (2005), reh'g dismissed, 112 FERC ¶ 61,203 (2005).
D.C. Cir. M. Watson/ L. Perry
09/05/06 Public Service Electric & Gas Co. v. FERC  pdf
No. 05-1325

Interconnection of merchant transmission project with PJM; interconnection study provisions of PJM tariff.  Neptune Regional Transmission System v. PJM Interconnection, 110 FERC ¶ 61,098 (2005), order on reh'g, 111 FERC ¶ 61,455 (2005).
D.C. Cir. M. Kaufmann
08/31/06 Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-72739, et al.

Issuance of new license, and minimum flows, for the Snoqualmie Falls Project.  Puget Sound Energy, Inc., 107 FERC ¶ 61,331 (2004), order on reh'g, 110 FERC ¶ 61,200 (2005), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,317 (2005).
9th Cir. M. Kaufmann
07/31/06 Nat. Ass'n of Reg. Util. Comm'ners v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1148, et al

Order No. 2003 rulemaking, requiring the filing of revised open access transmission tariffs containing standard generator interconnection procedures and a standard agreement for large generators.  Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures, 104 FERC ¶ 61,103 (2003), order on reh'g, 106 FERC ¶ 61,220 (2004), order on reh'g, 109 FERC ¶ 61,287 (2004) , order on reh'g, 111 FERC ¶ 61,401 (2005).          
D.C. Cir. L. Perry/ S. Soopper
07/21/06 Jupiter Energy Corp. v. FERC  pdf
No. 05-61173

Order on remand (407 F.3d 346 (5th Cir. 2005)), again finding that offshore natural gas pipeline facilities are jurisdictional transmission facilities.  Jupiter Energy Corp., 111 FERC & 61,497 (2005), reh'g denied, 113 FERC & 61,103 (2005).
5th Cir. C. Banta
06/30/06 San Bernardino Valley Audubon Soc. v. FERC pdf
No. 05-77186

Issuance of new license to Edison to continue operating the Mill Creek Project in San Bernardino County, California; dispute over minimum flow releases.  Southern California Edison Co., 104 FERC ¶ 62,048 (2003), reh'g denied, 113 FERC ¶ 61,063 (2005).
9th Cir. M. Watson
06/29/06 Brazos Electric Power Coop. v. FERC pdf
No. 05-1286

Decision that cogeneration facility owned by Ponderosa Pine Energy Partners, an Enron affiliate, satisfied the ownership criteria for qualifying facility status under PURPA.  Investigation of Certain Enron-Affiliated Qualifying Facilities, 111 FERC ¶ 61,013 (2005), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,310 (2005).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
06/15/06 KeySpan-Ravenswood, LLC v. FERC pdf
No. 05-1332

Denial of complaint alleging that NYISO charged its members rates that were not consistent with filed rate schedules; translation of installed capacity (ICAP) requirements into unforced capacity (UCAP).  KeySpan Ravenswood, LLC v. New York ISO, Inc., 110 FERC    ¶ 61,116 (2005), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,336 (2005), reh'g rejected, 112 FERC ¶ 61,153 (2005).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
06/08/06 Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline v. FERC pdf
No. 05-1209

Directive to Williston to recalculate its cost of service underlying its rates and to make refunds.  Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Co., 104 FERC ¶ 61,036 (2003), order on reh'g, 107 FERC ¶ 61,164 (2004), order on compliance, 111 FERC ¶ 61,102 (2005).
D.C. Cir. M. Kaufmann
05/30/06 New Mexico Attorney General v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1398, et al.

Conditional approval of Southwest Power Pool as a RTO, subject to fulfillment of various requirements.  Southwest Power Pool, Inc., 106 FERC ¶ 61,110 (2004), order on reh'g, 109 FERC ¶ 61,010 (2004).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
05/22/06 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 05-1285

Directive that Columbia remove, from discount rate agreements, restrictions on shippers' rights to challenge the base rates and rate structures, or refile agreements as negotiated rate agreements.  Columbia Gas Transmission Corp., 109 FERC ¶ 61,152 (2004), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,338 (2005).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
05/15/06 Louisiana Public Service Comm'n v. FERC pdf
No. 05-1161

Directive to Entergy to modify Entergy System Agreement prospectively to exclude interruptible load from the calculation of peak load responsibility in computing charges for the Entergy system.  Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm'n and the Council of New Orleans v. Entergy Corp., et al., 106 FERC ¶ 61,228 (2004), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,080 (2005).
D.C. Cir. M. Watson
05/15/06 Sacramento Municipal Utility Dist. v. FERC pdf
No. 05-1231

Termination of extra high voltage (EHV) transmission service provided to SMUD.  Pacific Gas and Electric Co., 109 FERC ¶ 61,255 (2004), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,175 (2005).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
05/12/06 Virginia State Corp. Comm'n v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1147, et al.

Conditional approval of joint proposal to establish PJM as the RTO for Virginia Electric and Power Co.; accounting of RTO costs as regulatory assets.  PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. and Virginia Elec. and Power Co., 109 FERC ¶ 61,012 (2004), order on reh'g,

110 FERC ¶ 61,234 (2005).
D.C. Cir. S. Soopper
05/05/06 Chevron Natural Gas, et al. v. FERC pdf                 
No. 04-1347

Acceptance, as modified in several respects, of Tennessee's Order No. 637 compliance filing.  Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., 99 FERC & 61,017 (2002), order on reh'g & compliance, 104 FERC & 61,063 (2003), order on reh'g, 108 FERC & 61,177 (2004).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
05/02/06 Westar Energy, Inc. v. FERC pdf 
No. 05-1193

Rejection of FY 2002 corrections to annual charges calculation.  Revision of Annual Charges to Public Utilities (Westar Energy, Inc. and Kansas Gas and Elec. Co.), 111 FERC ¶ 61,086 (2005) (denying rehearing of letter order).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
05/02/06 Williams Gas Processing v. FERC pdf
No. 05-1342

Jurisdictional finding that natural gas pipeline facilities located downstream of jurisdictional facilities owned by Jupiter Energy are themselves jurisdictional transmission facilities.  Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp., et al., 111 FERC ¶ 61,090 (2005), reh'g denied, 111 FERC ¶ 61,498 (2005).
D.C. Cir. P. Lee
03/24/06 Constellation Power Source, Inc. v. FERC pdf       
Nos. 02-1367, et al.

Direction to bankrupt California PX to retain $10 million of collateral, and to release the rest, provided by Constellation for participating in the PX's markets; denial of complaint seeking release of Powerex's collateral posted with the California PX; allowing PX to retain chargeback funds until the conclusion of the refund proceeding.  Constellation Power Source, Inc. v. California Power Exchange Corp., 100 FERC ¶ 61,124 (2002), order on reh'g, 100 FERC ¶ 61,380 (2002), order on reh'g, 111 FERC ¶ 61,147 (2005); Powerex Corp. v. California Power Exchange Corp., 102 FERC ¶ 61,328 (2003), reh'g denied, 104 FERC ¶ 61,119 (2003); Coral Power LLC v. California Power Exchange Corp., 109 FERC ¶ 61,027 (2004), order on reh'g, 110 FERC ¶ 61,288 (2005).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
03/3/06 Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1374, et al.  

Finding, in response to complaint, that Columbia violated its tariff by failing to fulfill certain of its firm service obligations, but referring issue of remedies (damages) to state court.  Virginia Natural Gas Co. v. Columbia Gas Transmission Corp., 108 FERC ¶ 61,086 (2004), reh'g denied, 109 FERC ¶ 61,090 (2004)
D.C. Cir. P. Lee
02/28/06 Cowlitz Indian Tribe, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-73225, et al.

Relicensing of Cowlitz River Project in Lewis County, Washington; objection to various license terms and conditions and to agency's compliance with legal obligations under Endangered Species Act to protect several species of endangered fish.  City of Tacoma, Washington, 98 FERC ¶ 61,274 (2002), reh'g denied, 104 FERC ¶ 61,092 (2003); 108 FERC ¶ 61,031 (2004), reh'g denied, 109 FERC ¶ 61,198 (2004).
9th Cir. J. Albert
02/27/06 City of Tacoma, Washington, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1054, et al.                                                                     

Amendment of license for Cushman Project to include conditions to protect threatened fish species (including minimum flow releases).  City of Tacoma, Washington, 107 FERC ¶ 61,288 (2004), order on reh'g, 110 FERC ¶ 61,140 (2005), order on reh'g, 110 FERC ¶ 61,239 (2005).
D.C. Cir. J. Katz
02/23/06 Maine Public Utilities Comm'n, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 05-1001, et al.

Finding that ISO-NE, with modifications, complies with minimum RTO characteristics and functions; acceptance of 50 basis point adder to ROE.  ISO New England, Inc., et al., 106 FERC ¶ 61,280 (2004), order on reh'g, settlement & compl., 109 FERC ¶ 61,147 (2004).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
02/16/06 North Baja Pipeline, LLC v. FERC pdf
No. 05-1214

 

Acceptance, subject to refund and conditions, of proposed modifications to North Baja's General Terms and Conditions regarding reservation charge credits and capacity assignment rights.  North Baja Pipeline, LLC, 109 FERC ¶ 61,159 (2004), order on reh'g, clar., & compl., 111 FERC ¶ 61,101 (2005).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
02/7/06 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1227, et al.

Actions on tariff filings and complaints in various proceedings concerning procurement and provision of station power service by wholesale merchant generators in New York.  KeySpan Ravenswood, Inc. v. New York Independent System Operator, Inc., 101 FERC ¶ 61,230 (2002), reh'g denied, 107 FERC ¶ 61,142 (2004), and related cases.
D.C. Cir. R. Solomon
01/24/06 Cinergy Services, Inc., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1168, et al.

Conditions on all new and existing market-based rate tariffs and authorizations to include a prohibition against anticompetitive behavior and the exercise of market power. Investigation of Terms and Conditions of Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorizations, 105 FERC ¶ 61,218 (2003), order on reh'g, 107 FERC ¶ 61,175 (2004). Amendment of blanket certificates to require all pipelines and all sellers for resale to adhere to a code of conduct with respect to gas sales. Amendments to Blanket Sales Certificates, 105 FERC ¶ 61,217 (2003), reh'g denied, 107 FERC ¶ 61,174 (2004).
D.C. Cir. R. Solomon 
01/04/06 California Sportfishing Alliance v. FERC pdf
No. 05-73064

Denial of petition to initiate formal consultation under Endangered Species Act concerning ongoing operation of DeSabla-Centerville Project on salmon. Pacific Gas and Electric Corp., 108 FERC &  61,156 (2004), reh'g denied, 110 FERC ¶ 61,323 (2005).
9th
Cir.
C. Banta
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/16/05 Idaho Rivers United, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 05-72513

Issuance of new licenses to 5 projects on the Snake River in Gooding, Twin Falls, and Elmore County, Idaho; objections to protection of fish and wildlife resources of the Snake River. Idaho Power Co., 108 FERC ¶ 61,125-61,129 (2004), order on reh'g, 110 FERC ¶ 61,242 (2005).
9th Cir.   B. Pacella
12/1/05 Frontier Pipeline Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1343, et al.

J. Albert Entitlement to, and calculation of, reparations arising from payments under joint rates and third party shipments. Big West Oil Co.,et al., 106 FERC ¶  61,171 (2004), order on reh'g, 108 FERC ¶ 61,183 (2004).
D.C. Cir.
10/18/05             IDACORP Energy, L.P., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1145, et al.

Finding that, under ISO Tariff, neutrality adjustment charge applies on an hourly basis.  Cities of Anaheim, et al. v. California Independent System Operator, et al., 94 FERC ¶ 61,268 (2001), order on reh'g, 95 FERC ¶ 61,197 (2001), order on reh'g and settlement, 102 FERC ¶ 61,274 (2003), order on reh'g, 105 FERC ¶ 61,021 (2003), reh'gdenied, 106 FERC ¶ 61,205 (2004).
D.C. Cir.   Beth Pacella      
09/29/05 Boston Edison Co. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-2590, et al.

Order, affirming initial decision, that Boston Edison charges for local network service to Towns of Wellesley and Concord, Mass. were unreasonable in light of earlier agreements.Boston Edison Co., 107 FERC ¶ 61,248 (2004), reh'g denied, 108 FERC ¶ 61,276 (2004).
1st Cir.     Patrick Lee 
08/30/05 National Comm. for the New River v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-1251, et al.

Challenge to post-certificate delegated orders allowing construction of specific portions of Patriot Project extension and operation of one segment, all as consistent with the conditions set out in certificate order. East Tennessee Natural Gas Co. , 101 FERC ¶  61,188 (2002), order on reh'g , 102 FERC &  61,225 (2003); reh'g & stay denied , 105 FERC ¶ 61,139 (2003); reh'g denied , 106 FERC ¶ 61,159 (2004) [plus various delegated orders authorizing construction].
D.C. Cir. D. Lane
08/25/05 Southern California Water Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1324

Refunds for charging market-based power sales rate without prior Commission authorization. Southern California Water Co., 106 FERC ¶  61,305 (2004), reh'g denied , 108 FERC ¶  61,168 (2004).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
08/19/05 Old Dominion Electric Coop., Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1307

Approval of contested settlement resolving remaining issues (allocation of filing rights; withdrawal from ISO) on remand. PJM, et al., 105 FERC ¶  61,294 (2003), reh'g denied , 108 FERC ¶  61,032 (2004).
D.C. Cir. R. Solomon
08/3/05 CA Sportfishing Protection Alliance v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-73498, et al.

Amendment of license for Potter Valley Project in N. California, to reflect modifications for the benefit of federally-protected salmonids; consideration of alternatives. Pacific Gas and Electric Corp., 106 FERC ¶ 61,065 (2004), order on reh'g, 107 FERC ¶ 61,232 (2004), reh'g denied, 108 FERC ¶ 61,266 (2004).
9th Cir. L. Perry
07/26/05 Save Our Sebasticook v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1221

Surrender of project license and removal of project dam, over objections of citizens preferring installation of a fish pump to allow fish passage and preservation of project reservoir. FPL Energy Maine Hydro, LLC, 106 FERC ¶ 61,038 (2004), reh'g denied, 107 FERC ¶ 61,120 (2004).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
07/22/05 FPL Energy Marcus Hook, L.P. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1341

Denial of complaint on allocation of interconnection costs and risks among PJM transmission customers. FPL Energy Marcus Hook, L.P. v. PJM Interconnection, 107 FERC ¶ 61,069 (2004), order on reh'g, 108 FERC ¶ 61,171 (2004).
D.C. Cir. D. Lane
07/19/05 Southern California Edison Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1396

R. Solomon Recertification of geothermal facility as a PURPA qualifying facility; determination of net capacity for sale. Ormesa LLC, 107 FERC ¶ 61,043 (2004), reh'g denied, 108 FERC ¶ 61,299 (2004).
D.C. Cir. R. Solomon
06/30/05 In re: Illinois Municipal Gas Agency pdf
No. 04-1298

Petition for a writ of mandamus, asking the Commission to commence action on 1997 petition for a rulemaking on discounts by natural gas pipelines to meet competition. [no orders; subject of 11/22/04 Notice of Inquiry and 5/31/05 Order Reaffirming Discount Policy and Terminating Rulemaking Proceeding].
D.C. Cir. P. Lee
06/16/05 Arizona Corporation Comm'n, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1123.

Approval, with modifications, of contested settlement in resolution of complaint filed by the CPUC, alleging that El Paso violated standards of conduct and manipulated California energy markets by withholding pipeline capacity during 2000-2001. Public Utilities Commission of California v. El Paso Natural Gas Co., et al. , 105 FERC ¶ 61,201 (2003), order on reh'g, 106 FERC ¶  61,315 (2004).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
06/3/05 ExxonMobil Corp., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1226, et al.

Proposal to replace existing interruptible transportation feeder rates with "firm to the wellhead" rates; on remand from ExxonMobil Corp. v. FERC, 315 F.3d 306 (D.C. Cir. 2003). Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp., 104 FERC ¶ 61,171 (2003), order on reh'g, 107 FERC ¶ 61,156 (2004).
D.C. Cir. D. Coffman
06/3/05 Sacramento Municipal Utility District v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1171

Denial of complaint alleging that California utilities refused to honor SMUD's right of first refusal under Order 888 to extend transmission service contract. Sacramento Municipal Utility District v. Pacific Gas and Electric Co., et al., 105 FERC ¶ 61,358 (2003), reh'g denied, 107 FERC ¶ 61,237 (2004).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
05/19/05 In the Matter of Mirant Corp., et al. pdf
Nos. 05-10033, et al.

Appeal from district court order in bankruptcy case denying debtors' motion to reject contract with PEPCO. [No FERC orders; civil appeal from 318 B.R. 100 (N.D. Tex. 2004)].
5th Cir. D. Lane/C. Banta/P.Lee
05/10/05 Consumers Energy Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1403

Denial of request for reimbursement of costs incurred by Consumers in seeking to establish the Alliance RTO. Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, 103 FERC &  61,219 (2003), reh'g denied, 104 FERC ¶ 61,298 (2003); 107 FERC &  61,131 (2004), reh'g denied, 108 FERC ¶ 61,010 (2004).
D.C. Cir. P. Lee
05/04/05 The Industrials v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1250, et al.

Acceptance and rejection of certain tariff proposals included as part of Northern Natural's general rate increase application. Northern Natural Gas Co. , 105 FERC &  61,172 (2003), order on reh'g, 107 FERC &  61,252 (2004).
9th Cir. B. Pacella
04/15/05 California Dept. of Water Resources v. FERC pdf
No. 04-76131

Finding that certain PG&E facilities are integrated network facilities whose costs should be rolled-into transmission rates. Pacific Gas and Electric Co., 104 FERC &  61,226 (2003), reh'g granted, 106 FERC &  61,144 (2004), reh'g denied, 108 FERC &  61,297 (2004).
9th Cir. C. Banta
03/30/05 Port of Seattle, Washington, et al . v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-74139, et al.

Denial of refunds for spot market bilateral sales in the Pacific Northwest between 12/25/00 and 6/20/01 . Puget Sound Energy, Inc. v. All Sellers of Energy , 106 FERC ¶ 61,109 (2004), and earlier orders.
9th Cir. R. Solomon
03/29/05 American Gas Association, et al . v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-1094, et al.

Order on remand of INGAA v. FERC , 285 F.3d 18 (D.C. Cir. 2002), re (1) elimination of 5-year term matching cap for capacity subject to right of first refusal, and (2) requirement that pipelines permit segmented backhaul and forwardhaul transactions up to contract demand to the same point. Regulation of Short-Term Natural Gas Transportation Services , 101 FERC ¶ 61,127 (2002), order on reh'g , 106 FERC ¶ 61,088 (2004).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
03/28/05 Xcel Energy Services Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1182

Order granting petition for declaratory order, finding that PURPA contracts for the sale of QF capacity do not convey renewable energy credits or similar tradeable certificates to the purchasing utility. American Ref-Fuel Co., et al. , 105 FERC ¶ 61,004 (2003), reh'g denied , 107 FERC ¶ 61,016 (2004).
D.C. Cir. R. Solomon
03/11/05 The Toca Producers, et al . v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1135

Denial of complaint requesting revision of the gas quality specifications in Southern's tariff. Toca Producers v. Southern Natural Gas Co. , 104 FERC ¶ 61,300 (2003), order on reh'g , 106 FERC ¶ 61,158 (2004).
D.C. Cir. D. Coffman
03/10/05 Wisconsin Public Service Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1146

Denial of complaint alleging that MISO violated OATT and its Business Practices by refusing to allow WPSC to roll over transmission service reservation and to reassign transmission path. Wisconsin Public Service Corp. v. Midwest ISO , 102 FERC ¶ 61,255 (2003), reh'g denied , 106 FERC ¶ 61,203 (2004).
D.C. Cir. P. Lee
03/02/05 Californians for Renewable Energy v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-73650, et al.

Clarification of FERC's exclusive jurisdiction under NGA § 3 over proposed construction and operation of a liquified natural gas terminal in Long Beach , California . Sound Energy Solutions , 106 FERC ¶ 61,279 (2004), reh'g denied , 107 FERC ¶ 61,263 (2004).
9th Cir. D. Lane
02/18/05 S.D. Warren Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1105

Issuance of new or subsequent licenses for projects on the Presumpscot River in Maine ; challenge to mandatory and discretionary license conditions. S.D. Warren Co ., 105 FERC ¶ 61,009 through 61,013 (2003), order on reh'g , 106 FERC ¶ 61,087 (2004).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
02/17/05 PPL Wallingford Energy v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-1292, et al.

Recovery of costs associated with Reliability Projects; rejection of Reliability Must Run contracts in favor of compensation through interim Peaking Unit Safe Harbor (PUSH) program. Devon Power Co., et al. , 102 FERC ¶ 61,314 and 103 FERC ¶ 61,082 (2003), order on reh'g , 104 FERC ¶ 61,123 (2003); PPL Wallingford Energy, LLC, et al ., 103 FERC ¶ 61,185 (2003), order on reh'g , 105 FERC & 61,324 (2003).
D.C. Cir. D. Coffman
02/10/05 Brooklyn Union Gas Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1079

Rejection of proposed settlement that, if approved, would have eliminated requirement in earlier settlement to file rate case. Equitrans, L.P. and Carnegie Interstate Pipeline Co ., 104 FERC ¶ 61,008 (2003), reh'g denied , 106 FERC ¶ 61,013 (2004).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
02/09/05 Southern Calif. Edison Co., et al . v. FERC pdf
Nos. 02-1374, et al.

Affirmance of initial decision on issues arising from the non-rate terms and conditions of Transmission Owner Tariffs and Wholesale Distribution Tariffs filed by PG&E, Edison, and SDG&E; cost differential between transmission contracts and ISO tariff not recoverable from TO customers. Pacific Gas and Electric Co., et al., Opinion No. 458, 100 FERC ¶ 61,156 (2002), reh'g denied, Op. No. 458-A, 101 FERC ¶ 61,151 (2002).
D.C. Cir. D. Lane
02/01/05 Florida Municipal Power Agency v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1116

Rates for wholesale power and transmission service by FP&L; issues concerning integration of facilities, credits for customer-owned facilities, and network load ratio pricing. Florida Power & Light Co ., 105 FERC ¶ 61,287 (2003), reh'g denied , 106 FERC ¶ 61,204 (2004).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
01/31/05 Richard Blumenthal, AG of Conn. v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1066

Challenge to final issuance of certificate authorizing construction of pipeline from Connecticut , through Long Island Sound, to New York . Islander East Pipeline Co. and Algonquin Gas Transmission Co. , 100 FERC &  61,276 (2002), order on reh'g , 102 FERC &  61,054 (2003)
D.C. Cir. D. Coffman
01/31/05 PUC of California, et al . v. FERC pdf
Nos. 01-71051, et al.
Bonneville Power Admin., et al . v. FERC pdf
Nos. 02-70262, et al.

Challenges to "scope" of Commission's mitigation of 2000-2001 California spot market electricity prices; Phase I briefing on: (1) applicability of refund plan to municipal and cooperative utilities selling into ISO/PX markets; (2) October 2, 2000 prospective refund effective date; and (3) categories of transactions subject to mitigation. San Diego Gas ¶ Electric Co., et al ., 93 FERC ¶61,294 (2000), and later orders in California Refund Proceeding (EL00-95, et al .).
9th Cir D. Lane/ B. Pacella
01/14/05 PacifiCorp, et al . v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-72522, et al.

Denial of complaints seeking modification of bilateral contracts in Western wholesale power forward markets; determination of applicable standard of review. PacifiCorp v. Reliant Energy Services, et al. , 105 FERC ¶ 61,184 (2003), and earlier orders.
9th Cir. L. Perry
01/14/05 Michigan Public Power Agency v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1111

Amendment of operating agreements to allow for pass-through of RTO-assessed charges. Michigan Electric Transmission Co ., 104 FERC ¶ 61,236 (2003), reh'g denied , 106 FERC ¶ 61,064 (200
D.C. Cir. R. Solomon
01/11/05 Elec. Consumers Resource Council v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1449

Approval, as modified, of tariff revisions incorporating Installed Capacity (ICAP) Demand Curve, to encourage investment in new generation and entry into bilateral agreements, and to reduce incentive to withhold capacity. New York Independent System Operator, Inc ., 103 FERC ¶ 61,201 (2003), reh'g denied , 105 FERC ¶ 61,108 (2003).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
01/10/05 Rhinelander Paper Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1133

Issuance of new license for Rhinelander Project in Wisconsin ; denial of proposal to eliminate non-reservoir lands from project; requirement to monitor and control invasive plant species. Rhinelander Paper Co ., 104 FERC ¶62,134 (2003), order on reh'g , 106 FERC ¶ 61,164 (2004).
D.C. Cir. J. Cockrell
01/6/05 Southern Company Services, Inc. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-1252, et al.

Modification of rollover transmission service agreements between Southern and customers (Williams and Oglethorpe) to remove provision limiting future rollover rights. Southern Company Services, Inc ., 102 FERC ¶ 61,201 (2003), reh'g denied , 104 FERC ¶ 61,140 (2003); 103 FERC ¶ 61,117 (2003), reh'g denied , 108 FERC ¶ 61,174 (2004).
D.C. Cir. D. Lane
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/10/04 Umpqua Valley Audubon Society v. FERC Word Doc
No. 04-72600

New license for North Umpqua Project in Douglas County, Oregon; challenge to § 4(e) conditions issued by the Forest Service and adopted as mandatory license conditions. PacifiCorp, 105 FERC ¶  61,237 (2003), order on reh'g, 106 FERC ¶ 61,306 (2004).
9th Cir. D. Coffman
11/04/04 Columbia Gas Transm. Corp. v. FERC pdf

Interpretation of Columbia's tariff to require Columbia to install and pay for meters and meter stations to measure gas received into its system. Nicole Gas Production Ltd., 103 FERC ¶ 61,328 (2003), order on reh'g, 105 FERC 61,371 (2003). No. 04-1049
D.C. Cir. D. Coffman
10/28/04 Mike Brady and Cheryl Creekmore v. FERC Word Doc
No. 04-1058

Authorization to expand and reconfigure marina on project reservoir to increase amount of boating. Grand River Dam Authority, 105 FERC ¶ 61,100 (2003), reh'g denied, 105 FERC ¶ 61,310 (2003).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
10/19/04 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. v. FERC Word Doc
No. 03-1452

Acceptance, as modified, of Tennessee's tariff sheets revising creditworthiness requirements for shippers. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., 102 FERC ¶ 61,075 (2003), order on reh'g, 103 FERC ¶ 61,275 (2003), order on reh'g, 105 FERC ¶ 61,120 (2003).
D.C. Cir. D. Lane
10/04/04 PSC of Kentucky, et al. v. FERC Word Doc
Nos. 03-1092, et al.

Calculation of rate of return on equity component (12.88%) of transmission service rates for Midwest ISO transmission owners, based on the midpoint of the zone rather than the median as petitioners had requested. Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, 100 FERC ¶ 61,292 (2002), reh'g denied, 102 FERC ¶ 61,143 (2003), order on voluntary remand, 106 FERC ¶ 61,302 (2004).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
09/17/04 DTE Energy Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-1020

Finding that certain facilities perform a transmission (as opposed to a local distribution) function and that functional control must be turned over to the Midwest ISO. Detroit Edison Co., et al., 102 FERC 61,282 (2003), order on reh'q, 105 FERC ¶ 61,209 (2003).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
09/02/04 Pacific Gas and Electric Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-72874, et al.

Approval of settlement agreements between FERC Staff, Reliant and Duke; denial of late intervention and party status to California Parties and other movants. Fact Finding Investigation, 102 FERC ¶ 61,108 (2003), interventions denied, 103 FERC 61,019 (2003), reh'g dismissed, 104 FERC 61,146 (2003); Reliant Energy Services, Inc., et al., 105 FERC 61,008, reh'g dismissed, 105 FERC 61,253 (2003); Duke Energy North America, LLC, et al., 105 FERC 61,307 (2003), reh'g dismissed, 106 FERC 61,177 (2004).
9th Cir. R. Solomon
09/01/04 Pacific Gas and Electric Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-70635, et al.

Approval and denial of procedures under ISO Amendment No. 51 to complete re-runs of its settlement system so that it will be able to do the re-run ordered in the California refund proceeding. California ISO Corp., 105 FERC ¶ 61,203 (2003), order on reh'g, 106 FERC ¶ 61,099 (2004).
9th Cir. B. Pacella
08/30/04 Alternate Power Source, Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1398

Denial of complaint that pass-through of certain charges under wholesale power supply contract violated tariff and open access rules, and was unduly discriminatory. Alternate Power Source, Inc. v. Western Mass. Electric Co., et al., 101 FERC ¶ 61,236 (2002), order on reh'q, 104 FERC ¶ 61,255 (2003).
D.C. Cir. D. Coffman
08/13/04 Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-1340, et al.

Directive that Burlington refund Kansas ad valorem taxes to Northern Natural and Panhandle on sales of natural gas; effect of earlier settlements. Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co., et al., 102 FERC ¶ 61,003 (2003), order on reh'q, 103 FERC ¶ 61,005 (2003), reh'g denied, 104 FERC 61,317 (2003); Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co., et al., 102 FERC ¶ 61,002 (2003), order on reh'q, 103 FERC ¶ 61,007 (2003), reh'g denied, 105 FERC 61,141 (2003).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
08/06/04 Jupiter Energy Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 04-60041

Finding that offshore natural gas pipeline facilities remain jurisdictional transmission facilities, and denying requests for abandonment authorization and rescission of certificates. Jupiter Energy Corp., 103 FERC ¶ 61,184 (2003), order on reh'q, 105 FERC ¶ 61,243 (2003).
5th Cir. D. Coffman
08/02/04 PUD No. 1 of Snohomish County v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-72511, et al.

Denial of complaints seeking modification of bilateral contracts in Western wholesale power forward markets; rehearing of applicable standard of review (public interest or j+r?). Nevada Power Co., et al. v. Enron Power Marketing, Inc., et al., 105 FERC ¶ 61,185 (2003), and earlier cases.
9th Cir. L. Perry
07/28/04 Arizona Corp. Comm'n, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-1206, et al.

Modification of El Paso's settlement, tariff, and contracts to assign contract demand rights to shippers and restore firm service on the El Paso system. El Paso Natural Gas Co., et al., 99 FERC ¶ 61,244 (2002), order on clar., 100 FERC ¶ 61,285 (2003), order on reh'g, 104 FERC 61,045 (2003).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
07/19/04 James M. Knott, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 00-1909, et al.

Requirement to install streamflow gages and submit microfilm cards of flood flow modulator drawings; finding that Riverdale Mills Project, on the Blackstone River in Massachusetts, is subject to FERC's mandatory licensing jurisdiction. James M. Knott, Sr., 91 FERC ¶ 61,175 (2000) & 95 FERC ¶ 61,235 (2001); 102 FERC 61,241 (2003), reh'g denied, 103 FERC 61,315 (2003).
1st Cir. R. Solomon
07/14/04 Edison Mission Energy, Inc., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1228

Approval of comprehensive market power mitigation plan for New York, including Automated Mitigation Procedure. New York Independent System Operator, Inc., et al., 99 FERC ¶ 61,246 (2002), order on reh'g, 103 FERC ¶ 61,291 (2003).
D.C. Cir. R. Solomon
07/07/04 PUC of California, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-74207, et al.

Denial of complaints seeking modification of long-term contracts, executed in early 2001 at height of California energy crisis, between the California Department of Water Resources and five wholesale energy suppliers. Public Utilities Commission of the State of California v. Sellers of Long Term Contracts to the California Department of Water Resources, et al., 103 FERC ¶ 61,354 (2003), order on reh'q, 105 FERC ¶ 61,182 (2003) [and earlier orders].
9th Cir. L. Perry
06/29/04 Entergy Services, Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1271

Requirement that Entergy refund to QF host loads all charges collected under its "schedules first" policy. Entergy Services, Inc., et al., 103 FERC ¶ 61,125 (2003), reh'q denied, 104 FERC ¶ 61,061 (2003).
D.C. Cir. J. Albert
06/14/04 Golden Northwest Aluminum, Inc., et al. v. BPA and FERC pdf
Nos. 03-73426, et al.

Confirmation and approval of Bonneville Power Administration's proposed 5-year power rates, commencing Oct. 1, 2001, on a final basis; concern whether rates are too low to recover costs of fish and wildlife obligations. U.S. Dept. Of Energy -- Bonneville Power Administration, 104 FERC ¶ 61,093 (2003), reh'g denied, 105 FERC 61,068 (2003).
9th Cir. B. Pacella
06/08/04 Midwest ISO, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-1238, et al.

Denial of petition for rulemaking seeking revision to the way the Commission collects electric annual charges (based on volume of electricity transmission rather than sales). Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, et al., 103 FERC ¶ 61,048 (2003), reh'q denied, 104 FERC ¶ 61,060 (2003).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
06/04/04 Borough of Olyphant, Pennsylvania v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1284

Interpretation of settlement agreement between PPL and wholesale requirements customers, concerning recovery of retail stranded costs. PPL Electric Utilities Corp., 101 FERC 61,370 (2002), order on reh'g, 104 FERC 61,259 (2003).
D.C. Cir. D. Lane
05/14/04 Electric Power Supply Ass'n v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1182

Revision to ex parte rules, treating communications between Commission-approved market monitors and Commission staff as exempt, not subject to disclosure or notice. Communications with Commission-Approved Market Monitors, 102 FERC ¶ 61,041 (2003), reh'q denied, 103 FERC ¶ 61,151 (2003).
D.C. Cir. R. Solomon
04/13/04 Chevron-Texaco, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1153

Calculation of annual cashout surcharge for year commencing 11/1/02; proceeding under NGA ' 5 to revise cashout mechanism. ANR Pipeline Co., 101 FERC ¶ 61,123 (2002), order on reh'q, 103 FERC ¶ 61,065 (2003).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
04/07/04 In re: Mirant Corp., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 04-10001, et al.

Appeal of district court's denial of motion to allow Mirant to reject contracts with PEPCO and to restrain FERC from taking action regarding any Mirant contract. [no orders]
5th Cir. D. Lane
04/05/04 Fuel Safe Washington v. FERC pdf
No. 03-9577

Challenge to certificate authorizing construction of 47.5 miles of pipeline facilities in Washington from Canadian border; various environmental and jurisdictional issues. Georgia Strait Crossing Pipeline, LP, 100 FERC ¶ 61,280 (2002), reh'q denied, 102 FERC ¶ 61,051 (2003).
10th Cir. J. Albert
04/02/04 Entergy Services, Inc., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 02-1199, et al.

Acceptance of various interconnection agreements between generating facilities and Entergy/Southern/Nevada Power; direction to provide transmission credits for all network and reliability-enhancing facilities. Entergy Gulf States, Inc., 98 FERC ¶ 61,014 (2002), reh'q denied, 99 FERC ¶ 61,095 (2002); Southern Company Services, Inc., 100 FERC ¶ 61,246 (2002), reh'g denied, 101 FERC 61,309 (2002); Nevada Power Co., 100 FERC ¶ 61,077 (2002), reh'q denied, 101 FERC ¶ 61,036 (2002).
D.C. Cir. L. Vallance
03/30/04 Williams Gas Processing, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-1179, et al.

Reassertion of "in connection with" NGA jurisdiction over gathering rates charged for services provided on offshore North Padres Island facilities; finding of OCSLA violations. Shell Offshore, Inc. v. Transco, et al., 100 FERC ¶ 61,254 (2002), order on reh'q, 103 FERC ¶ 61,177 (2003); Shell Offshore, Inc., et al., 98 FERC ¶ 61,253 (2002), reh'q denied, 99 FERC ¶ 61,153 (2002).
D.C. Cir. D. Coffman
03/11/04 MW ISO Transmission Owners, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1163

Denial of reconsideration of decision to charge costs under Schedule 10 of the Midwest ISO OATT to grandfathered wholesale load outside of ISO. Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, 103 FERC ¶ 61,038 (2003).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
03/02/04 Cal. Indep. System Operator, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 02-1287, et al.

Directive that California ISO replace existing stakeholder Board with independent, non-stakeholder Board. Mirant Delta, et al., 100 FERC ¶ 61,059 (2002), order on reh'q, 100 FERC ¶ 61,271 (2002).
D.C. Cir. D. Lane
L. Perry
02/12/04 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 03-1025, et al.

Approval, as modified, of Cal. PX's "wind up" rate and allocation of administrative costs among market participants. California Power Exchange Corp., 100 FERC ¶ 61,178 (2002), reh'q denied, 101 FERC ¶ 61,330 (2002), reh'q denied, compliance filings accepted, 102 FERC ¶ 61,208 (2003), order on compliance, 104 FERC 61,005 (2003), reh'g denied, 104 FERC 61,230 (2003).
D.C. Cir. L. Gasteiger
B. Pacella
02/12/04 National Comm. for the New River v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1111

Authorization of the Patriot Project, expanding East Tennessee's mainline facilities in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. East Tennessee Natural Gas Co., 101 FERC ¶ 61,188 (2002), order on reh'q, 102 FERC ¶ 61,225 (2003).
D.C. Cir. D. Lane
01/21/04 MW ISO Transmission Owners, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 02-1121, et al.

Decision that the Midwest ISO Schedule 10 cost adder should include in its calculation all loads (including bundled retail and grandfathered wholesale load) using the regional grid that the ISO operates. Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc., et al., 97 FERC ¶ 61,033 (2001), order on reh'q, 98 FERC ¶ 61,141 (2002), order on voluntary remand, 102 FERC 61,192 (2003), reh'g denied, 104 FERC 61,012 (2003).
D.C. Cir. R. Solomon
01/15/04 Gas Transmission Northwest Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1166

Declining to waive interim shippers' right-of-first-refusal protections in the course of conditionally approving a pipeline's pre-arranged deal proposal. PG&E Gas Transmission, Northwest Corp., 102 FERC ¶ 61,044 (2003), order on reh'q, 103 FERC ¶ 61,061 (2003).
D.C. Cir. D. Coffman
01/12/04 Entergy Services, Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1027

Finding that Entergy violated OATT and Order 888 by reserving transmission capacity at key interfaces based on alleged reliability needs of bundled retail customers. Aquila Power Corp. v. Entergy Services, Inc., 90 FERC ¶ 61,260 (2000), reh'q denied, 92 FERC ¶ 61,064 (2000), reh'q denied, 101 FERC ¶ 61,328 (2002).
D.C. Cir. D. Coffman
01/09/04 Consumers Energy Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1162

Approval of market-based rates for Canadian power marketer; dispute whether affiliated utility offers comparable open access transmission service. Ontario Energy Trading International Corp., 99 FERC ¶ 61,039 (2002), reh'q denied, 100 FERC ¶ 61,345 (2002), order on reh'q, 103 FERC ¶ 61,044 (2003).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
01/02/04 Wisconsin Power & Light Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 03-1026

Imposition of mandatory fishway prescription at the request of Dept. of Interior under FPA ' 18, despite EA's finding that fish passage facilities are neither technically nor economically feasible. Wisconsin Power & Light Co., 101 FERC ¶ 61,055 (2002), reh'q denied, 101 FERC ¶ 61,338 (2002).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella




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