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:


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.


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.


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 September 17, 2020