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Electric Power Regulation - East, Central & West

All Electric Power Regulation Divisions
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.

The three Electric Power Regulation Divisions (East, Central & West), generally perform the same functions, as described above, in their respective geographical areas.

Division-specific responsibilities are as follows:

    Electric Power Regulation - East
    • None

    Electric Power Regulation - Central
    • Analyzes rate schedules for transmission service filed by Federal Power Marketing Administrations
    • Analyzes filings for certification of qualifying facilities
    • Review and analyze administrative filings by the Electric Reliability Organization, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Regional Entities, including filings related to the budget, rules of procedure, bylaws, etc., for conformance with Commission rules and regulations as promulgated in accordance with section 215 of the Federal Power Act.
    Electric Power Regulation - West
    • Analyzes filings for corporate applications (including public utility mergers, issuance of securities or assumption of liabilities) and interlocking directorates.
    • Analyzes filings for issuance of market based rates for public utilities