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Legal Resources Major Orders & Regulations Order Nos: 888, 888-A, 888-B, 888-C

Order No. 888
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Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities; Recovery of Stranded Costs by Public Utilities and Transmitting Utilities

    May 18, 2006 - Proposed changes to open-access rules to improve clarity and transparency for transmission use and planning Read More

    September 16, 2005 - Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Services PDF

    January 20, 1998 - This Order on Rehearing clarified the primary goal of Order No. 888's requirements for pooling arrangements "is to ensure comparability regarding transmission services that are offered on a pool-wide basis." Order No. 888-C TXT

    November 25, 1997 - This Order on Rehearing affirms, with certain clarifications, the fundamental calls made in Order No. 888-A. Order No. 888-B TXT

    May 16, 1997 - Order On Clarification TXT, regarding Reciprocity Conditions

    March 4, 1997 - This Order on Rehearing reaffirms the basic determinations in Order No. 888 and clarifies certain terms.

    Order No. 888-A - Part I TXT | Part II TXT | Part III TXT | Appendix B TXT

    September 27, 1996 - Notice of Extension of Time and Clarifying Service and Docketing Procedures PDF

    July 2, 1996 - Order On Clarification TXT, regarding Compliance Matters

    May 29, 1996 - Order Responding to Referral to Council on Environmental Quality PDF

    April 24, 1996 - Requires all public utilities that own, control or operate facilities used for transmitting electric energy in interstate commerce:

    • To have on file open access non- discriminatory transmission tariffs that contain minimum terms and conditions of non-discriminatory service, and
    • Permits public utilities and transmitting utilities to seek recovery of legitimate, prudent and verifiable stranded costs associated with providing open access and Federal Power Act section 211 transmission services.

    The Commission's goal is to remove impediments to competition in the wholesale bulk power marketplace and to bring more efficient, lower cost power to the Nation's electricity consumers.

    Order No. 888
    • Cover TXT
    • Rulemaking TXT [Note: This file is large (1,606,135 bytes) and may take some time to download.]
    • Appendix TXT
    • Appendix B TXT List of Commenters
    • Appendix C TXT Allegations of Public Utilities Exercising Transmission Dominance
    • Appendix D TXT Pro Forma Open Access Transmission Tariff
    • Appendix E TXT Group I Public Utilities
    • Appendix F TXT Group II Public Utilities
    • Appendix G TXT Legal Analysis of Commission Jurisdiction over the Rates, Terms and Conditions of Unbundled Retail Transmission in Interstate Commerce