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Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR)

What We Do

The Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR) advises the Commission and processes caseload related to the economic regulation of the electric utility, natural gas and oil industries. OEMR deals with matters involving energy markets, tariffs and pipeline rates relating to electric utility and natural gas and oil pipeline facilities and services. One of the Commission’s primary goals is to prevent the exercise of market power by wholesale power sellers, electric transmission companies, and natural gas and oil pipeline companies. This is accomplished by striking an appropriate balance between competition and regulation. The Commission has been steadily reforming its electricity policies to find this balance in its regulation of wholesale power sales and transmission. Learn More

Electric Power Regulation - East, Central & West

Analyze filings and applications involving the interstate sale for resale or transmission of electric energy. Act on submittals under delegated authority and provide expert advice to the Commission on filings, initial decisions, rehearings, complaints, and declaratory orders. Review and analyze Regional Transmission Organization (RTO)/Independent System Operator (ISO) proposals or proposals for the formation of other regional transmission entities. Learn More

Pipeline Regulation

Analyze a variety of natural gas and oil pipeline filings related to the rates, terms and conditions of transportation by natural gas and oil pipeline companies. Learn More

Allocation of Utilities to the OEMR Divisions

Required filers are responsible for registering their company and keeping their registration information current. Information on how to register and maintain company information is available on the Company Registration web page:

The grouping of the Traditional Cost of Service Public Utilities by Division identifies the Division primarily assigned tariff filings of these entities within the Office of Energy Market Regulation. Learn More

OEMR is led by Office Director Anna V. Cochrane and Deputy Director Jette Gebhart.

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