Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

An agency of the U.S. federal government with regulatory authority over liquefied natural gas, oil pipelines, interstate and wholesale electricity sales and hydroelectricity. Its duties include making and enforcing electric reliability standards, licensing projects and investigating energy markets. It has some authority over pricing. It was established in 1977.
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By any measure, FERC has failed to bring justice to California and the other western states for the price gouging and market manipulation that occurred in 2000 and 2001.
The official explanation, according to FERC Commissioner Nora Mead Brownell, is that ``investors will not participate in a market in which disgruntled buyers are allowed to break contracts.
For more information about Allegro 8 and FERC Connect 8.
Williams and Shell Offshore are among the key players on the opposing sides fighting tooth and nail over guidelines FERC initially issued in 1994 in a case called Arkla.
The estimate used sophisticated methodology - FERC approved the bulk of this methodology in its refund rulings.
The FERC aired a number of ideas with regard to landowner notification, whose controversy quotient has seemed to balloon over the past couple of years.
chairman of the Senate committee, backed Davis' argument for refunds as well as his assertion that FERC had acted too late and done too little to ease California's energy woes.
On this issue FERC said, "Entergy's proposal, if modified to address certain issues, could comply with the independence requirement of the ISO principles.
Much of the praise was heaped upon the FERC commissioners' vote on Monday to put limited controls on electricity prices in California and 10 other Western states.
14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today announced its determination that FERC has legal authority to order dam decommissioning and removal when circumstances warrant.
The Environmental Assessment, known as a PDEA, (the 'Assessment'), prepared by Devine Tarbell & Associates, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) qualified assessor, concluded that "the Makah Bay Project represents the first of its kind pilot wave energy project in the nation to involve the FERC licensing process.
The move fell short of demands by Davis and other officials to firmly cap all power costs and order refunds to consumers, but was seen as a positive step by some critics who had accused FERC of ignoring the state's energy crisis.