April 15, 2021

Release version 1.5 of all XBRL taxonomies have been published in xbrlview.ferc.gov. The updated validation rules, rendering files, and other items are found below the following announcements:

  • The eForms portal is found on the eCollection domain: ecollection.ferc.gov, and is in a test-only state until October 1, 2021.
  • Staff is migrating 10 years of data from the VFP system to the new XBRL system, because of this on September 31, 2021 all test filings in the eForms portal will be removed and replaced with the migrated data.
  • Filers must have a Company Identifier (CID) to access their data or file in the new system. Please see the Company Registration page for information on how to obtain or identify your CID.
  • Vendors developing filing solutions must contact the Company Registration team via email (click this link) to be assigned a specific vendor CID.
  • Please provide comments on the taxonomy through xbrlview.ferc.gov or by contacting the eForms Refresh team at the phone number and email listed on this page.

Included below is an up-to-date file library with file types and publication dates:

  • Taxonomy Change Log (xlsx) (4/15/2021):  This is a running list of the changes Commission staff has made to the updated taxonomies
  • Validation
    The validation rules are coded in XULE and published as a ruleset file. There is a ruleset file for each form category (i.e. Form 1, Form 2, Form 6, Form 60, and Form 714). These rules can be run against the XBRL instance document using the XULE plugin included in Arelle.

March 23, 2021

Notice of Eforms Updates, Termination of Visual Foxpro Filings, And Extension of Filing Deadlines re Revisions to the Filing Process for Commission Forms.

Notice: RM19-12-000

December 18, 2020 

The update to the final XBRL taxonomy adopted in the July 17, 2020 Order on Technical Conference (Docket No. RM19-12-000) will be released by April 2021. No interim updates will be published prior to April 2021. 

  • The eForms portal is found on the new eCollection domain: https://ecollection.ferc.gov/, and is in a test-only state until Fall 2021.
  • Filers must have a Company Identifier (CID) to access their data or file in the new system. Please see the Company Registration page for information on how to obtain or identify your CID.
  • Vendors developing filing solutions must contact the Company Registration team via email (click this link) to be assigned a specific vendor CID.
  • Please provide comments on the taxonomy through the Yeti review tool or by contacting the eForms Refresh team at the phone number and email address included to the right. The Yeti review tool has been transferred to a new domain, and remains open for all comments: https://xbrlview.ferc.gov/ (please see the Yeti Review Tool section below)

Included below is an up-to-date listing of the eForms-related files. The July 16, 2020 entry on this page will remain included for reference.

File Library with publication dates:

  • Taxonomy Change Log:

This PDF is a running list of the changes Commission staff plans to make  to the updated taxonomy that will be published by April 2021. 

eForms Taxonomy Change Log  (PDF) December 4, 2020

  • Submission API

FERC Submission API Step by step guide (PDF) December 4, 2020

JSON collection file (zip) December 4, 2020

  • Rendering code:

To render the XBRL file as an HTML (Inline XBRL) form the FERC renderer is used. The rendering code is included as an Arelle plugin that uses a form specific template set to generate the rendering of the filing. Please see the ReadMe file in the zip below.

Rendering Code December 4, 2020

  • Validation rules:

The validation rules are coded in XULE and published as a ruleset file. There is a ruleset file for each form category (i.e. Form 1, Form 2, Form 6, Form 60, and Form 714). These rules can be run against the XBRL instance document using the XULE plugin included in Arelle. 

Validation Rules Instruction (PDF)  July 16, 2020

Validation Rules (zip) July 16, 2020

  • Blank Rendered Forms:

These are provided for reference to show how the forms render with no data.

Blank Rendered Forms (zip) July 16, 2020

  • HTML (Inline XBRL) renderings for a subset of the sample data:

Sample Renderings 1 (zip)  July 16, 2020

Sample Renderings 2 (zip) July 16, 2020

  • 2018 Sample Data:

FERC Form No. 1 (Part 1) (zip) July 16, 2020

FERC Form No. 1 (Part 2) (zip) July 16, 2020

FERC Form No. 1-F has no historical data, please use this sample FERC Form No. 1-F instance file to test the system (zip)

FERC Form No. 2 (zip) July 16, 2020

FERC Form No. 6 (zip) July 16, 2020

FERC Form No. 60 (zip) July 16, 2020

FERC Form No. 714 (zip) July 16, 2020

 

 

July 16, 2020

  • Order on Technical Conference (Docket No. RM19-12-000) Order
  • eForms System Deployed

The new eForms portal has been deployed in a test-only state. The submission system is fully functional, but will not write data to the Commission’s database or file any submissions into eLibrary. Filers can access sample 2018 data for their company through the portal, this data was migrated from the Visual FoxPro database, and the entire 2018 sample dataset has been zipped by form and available for download at the links below. This data is for testing use only and will be replaced prior to the implementation deadline for the first filing in the eForms system. Filers must have a Company Identifier (CID) to access their data or file in the new system. Please see the Company Registration page for information on how to obtain or identify your CID. Vendors developing filing solutions are also encouraged to contact the Company Registration team via email to be assigned a specific vendor CID. Please provide comments on the taxonomy through the Yeti review tool  or contact the eForms Refresh team at the phone and email address to the right.


March 24-26, 2020

Technical Conference Information


Commission Actions

March 18, 2020 - Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference (RM19-12-000) Notice

March 13, 2020 - Notice of Change in Technical Conference to attendance via webcast only (RM19-12-000) Notice

January 14, 2020 - Conference Rescheduled: FERC Will Convene a Technical Conference regarding Revisions to the Filing Process for Commission Forms on March 24-26, 2020 (Originally scheduled February 4-6, 2020) Notice of Rescheduling | Event Details

December 16, 2019 - Notice of Technical Conference Notice (RM19-12-000)

June 20, 2019 - FERC Revisions to the Filing Process for Commission Forms Order No. 859 (RM19-12-000)

January 17, 2019 - Revisions to the Filing Process for Commission Forms (RM19-12-000) NOPR

April  25,  2015  - Electronic Filing Protocols for Commission Forms (AD15-11-000) Notice

 


Draft Filing Documents

User Review and feedback is welcomed regarding the following documents:


Yeti Review Tool

Yeti is a review tool for viewing and commenting on XBRL taxonomies and is open to everyone to view the taxonomies. If you would like to add comments to the taxonomy, please create a new account by clicking “Sign Up” (no previous accounts were migrated), and then go to “Profile” and “Review Groups” to add your new account to the public review group. More information on how to use Yeti can be found in the FERC Yeti Taxonomy Viewer Guide  for instructions on how to use the tool.


Project Description

The Commission intends to replace its current electronic filing format for FERC Form Nos. 1, 1-F, 2, 2- A, 3-Q electric, 3-Q natural gas, 6, 6-Q, 60, and 714 with a type of Extensible Markup Language (XML) called eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). The use of XBRL should make the information in these forms easier for filers and data users to analyze and assist in automating regulatory filings and business information processing. In addition, the Commission believes that transitioning to XBRL will decrease the costs, over time, of preparing the necessary data for submission and complying with future changes to filing requirements set forth by the Commission. 

The following Forms are affected by this:

Electric

FERC Form No. 1: Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Others;

FERC Form No. 1-F: Annual Report of Non-major Public Utilities and Licensees;

FERC Form No. 3-Q: Quarterly Financial Report of Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Natural Gas Companies; and

FERC Form No. 714: Annual Electric Balancing Authority Area and Planning Area Report.

Gas

FERC Form No. 2: Annual Report for Major Natural Gas Companies;

FERC Form No. 2A: Annual Report for Non-major Natural Gas Companies; and

FERC Form No. 3-Q: Quarterly Financial Report of Electric Utilities, Licensees, and Natural Gas Companies.

Oil

FERC Form No. 6: Annual Report of Oil Pipeline Companies; and

FERC Form No. 6-Q: Quarterly Report of Oil Pipeline Companies.


Service Companies

FERC Form No. 60: Annual Report of Centralized Service Companies.

Contact Information


This page was last updated on April 16, 2021