What is the EQR?

The EQR is the reporting mechanism FERC uses for public utilities to fulfill their responsibility under section 205(c) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) to have their rates and charges on file in a convenient form and place. The EQR contains Seller-provided data summarizing contractual terms and conditions in agreements for all jurisdictional services, including cost-based sales, market-based rate sales, and transmission service, as well as transaction information for short-term and long-term market-based power sales and cost-based power sales. Certain non-public utilities are also required to file EQRs under section 220 of the FPA, beginning in the third quarter of 2013.

Recent Highlights

  • June 18, 2020 - Order Revising and Clarifying Electric Quarterly Report Reporting Requirements.  Access the Order here.
  • April 2, 2020 - The Commission issued a Notice Granting Extension of Time until June 1, 2020 for filing Q1 2020 EQR.
  • February 27, 2020 - FERC today approved an Notice of Revocation of Market Based Rate Authority for thirteen public utilities who have failed to file Electric Quarterly Reports as specified in Order No. 2001. ER02-2001-020 

All Announcements

EQR Website Announcements

  • March 16, 2020 - Electric Quarterly Report Release Notes Update 3.7; two validation rules for Transactions were added that result in an Error Message, these are effective for the reporting period beginning Q1 2020. Please reference the EQR Release Notes for Validation Rule F.30.46 and Validation Rule F.30.47  for a summary of the modification.
  • December 2, 2019 - Electric Quarterly Report Release Notes Update 3.6; five previous validation rules for transactions were revised to result in an error, rather than a warning. The revisions will be in effect for the reporting period beginning Q4 2019. Please reference the EQR Release Notes  for a summary of upgrades, modifications, or corrections to the EQR filing system.

EQR Users Group

EQR Reference Material

EQR Data Filers

EQR Login
EQR Filing Deadlines
Quarter Dates
Due By
January 1 – March 31 April 30
April 1 – June 30 July 31
July 1 – September 30 October 31
October 1 – December 31 January 31
EQRs are due by 5 p.m. ET on the Due Date. If the Due Date falls on a day the Commission is closed (e.g., a weekend or due to inclement weather or other emergency), then the Due Date is the first day the Commission is open following the closure

Guidance for filing extension requests is available at EQR FAQ. Extension requests made through an electronic filing must use eFiling

EQR Data Submission Reference Material

EQR Compliance Material

  • Extension Requests for additional time to file an EQR report should be filed in Docket No. ER02-2001-000. 
  • If the seller’s name changes, if the seller merges with another entity, or has its tariff adopted by another entity, information for filing a Notice of Succession Access Here
  • When the facts or circumstances the Commission relied upon in granting a seller market-based rate authorization change, the seller is required to report the change by filing a Notice of Change in Status Access Here
  • Canceling your Market Based Rates - Notice of Cancellation of Market Based Rates

EQR Data Users

  • EQR Report Viewer - Provides Access to EQR data submitted to the Commission after Q3-2013

EQR Report Viewer


  • EQR Data Reports Q2-2013 and earlier: Five Methods for Accessing Data

  • Download Spreadsheets

    • Contract and transaction data by company by quarter in a structure similar to the one used for data import.
  • Summary Reports

    • Short summaries of each company's EQR filings (beginning Q1 2005) identifying the products they sell, the customers they sell to, and the control areas where deliveries are made.
  • Filing Inquiries

    • EQR data can be retrieved using standard queries that can be customized by the user.
  • Selective Filings Download

    • Retrieves data on multiple companies and quarters with one request. If you haven’t received an email with a link to your files within 24 hours, please email FERC Online Support.
  • Download Database

    • Provides for the download of the full EQR database. It should be used only by advanced users with several gigabytes of disk space.
  • For a listing of companies that may file EQR. This information includes: 
    • Public Utilities listed under the Federal Power Act.  Access Here. Companies listed by region at the bottom of the page. 
    • Listing of companies who have canceled their Market-Based Rates Access here.

Contact Information

This page was last updated on July 01, 2020