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All Civil Penalty Actions – 2010


Subject(s) of Investigation and Order Sanctions, including Civil Penalties, Disgorgement, and Compliance Measures Description of Findings of Violations
North America Power Partners, 133 FERC ¶ 61,089 PDF (October 28, 2010) Order Modifying Stipulation and Consent Agreement, 143 FERC ¶ 61,064 PDF (April 23, 2013) $500,000 Civil Penalty
$2,258,127 Disgorgement
Civil penalty, disgorgement, and compliance reporting resulting from violations of 18 C.F.R. § 1c.2 (2010) and various provisions of Open Access Transmission Tariff. On April 23, 2013, the Commission approved a revision to Paragraph 27 of the stipulation and agreement that was approved in 2010. The revision modified the due dates for the two remaining final payments to June 30, 2013, and December 31, 2013.
RRI Energy, Inc., RRI Energy Wholesale Generation, LLC, 132 FERC ¶ 61,267 PDF (September 27, 2010) $750,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty and compliance reporting resulting from violations of open access transportation policies, including competitive bidding requirements for long-term, discounted rate capacity releases, and the prohibition on buy/sell transactions.
South Jersey Gas Co., South Jersey Resources Group, LLC, 132 ¶ 61,266 PDF (September 27, 2010) $950,000 Civil Penalty
$120,551 Disgorgement
Civil penalty and compliance reporting resulting from violations of open access transportation policies, including competitive bidding requirements for long-term, discounted rate capacity releases, the shipper-must-have-title requirement, and the prohibition on buy/sell transactions.
In re Portland General Electric Co., 131 FERC ¶ 61,224 PDF (June 4, 2010) $375,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty and compliance reporting resulting from violations of Open Access Transmission Tariff, § 205 of FPA, and then- § 358.5(c)(5) of Commission Regulations.
In Re Noble Energy, Inc., 130 FERC ¶ 61,175 PDF (March 12, 2010) $4,000,000 Civil Penalty $160,487 Disgorgement Civil penalty and compliance reporting resulting from violations of open access transportation policies, including circumvention of the posting and bidding requirements for released capacity, flipping, the shipper-must-have-title requirement, and violations of the prohibition on buy-sell transactions.
Florida Blackout, 130 FERC ¶ 61,163 PDF (March 5, 2010) $350,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty against Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc. resulting from violations of Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System, Order No. 693, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,242 (2007).
Brian Hunter, Docket No. IN07-26-004, Initial Decision, 130 FERC ¶ 63,004 PDF (January 22, 2010)

Prior Commission Activity:

Order Granting Severence and Partial Stay, 128 FERC ¶ 61,081 PDF (Jul. 23, 2009), Order Establishing Hearing Procedures, Docket No. IN07-26-000, 124 FERC ¶ 61,050 PDF (Jul. 17, 2008), Order to Show Cause and Notice of Proposed Penalties, Docket No. IN07-26-000, 120 FERC ¶ 61,085 PDF (Jul. 26, 2007)
Proposed $30,000,000 Civil Penalty An ALJ issued an Initial Decision after a hearing on the merits, finding a violation of the Commission’s Anti-Manipulation Rule, 18 C.F.R. § 1c.1, for trading natural gas futures contracts on the NYMEX to affect the index price at which related financial instruments settled. The ALJ proposed that a civil penalty be assessed by the Commission. The Commission will review the Initial Decision and issue an order.