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» Commission's Responsibilities
  • Approval of rates for wholesale sales of electricity and transmission in interstate commerce for jurisdictional utilities, power marketers, power pools, power exchanges and independent system operators.
  • Oversight of the issuance of certain stock and debt securities, assumption of obligations and liabilities, and mergers.
  • Review of officer and director positions held between top officials at utility companies and certain firms with which they do business.
  • Review of rates set by the federal power marketing administrations.
  • Review of exempt wholesale generator status.
  • Certification of qualifying small power production and cogeneration facilities.

Order No. 1000 - Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation Electric Reliability
  • September 22, 2016 - Item - E-6: FERC Approves two Reliability Standards IRO-018-1 and TOP-010-1 which both address real-time reliability monitoring and analysis capabilities Decision PDF
  • September 22, 2016 - Item - E-5: FERC Seeks Comment on Reliability Standards BAL-005-and FAC-001-3 NOPR PDF
  • September 22, 2016 - Item - E-4: FERC Finalizes New Reliability Standard on Geomagnetic Disturbances News Release | Commissioners' Statements: LaFleur | Order No. 830 PDF

Annual Charges
The Commission receives an annual appropriation from Congress to defray its operating costs. Read More
Safety & Inspections
Once Electricity projects become operational, safety is regulated, monitored and enforced by the state in which the project resides. Read More
While FERC has jurisdiction over hydropower projects, FERC has no authority over the construction or maintenance of power generating plants and has significant limited jurisdiction over transmission line siting. Read More
Industry Activities General Information