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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This led FERC to turn their focus more on education.
Today, the Sierra Club, Texas Riogrande Legal Aid, Inc., and Defenders of Wildlife sent a letter to FERC urging the commission to revisit their environmental analysis to address the true capacity of the fracked gas project and the resulting impact it would have on the climate, wildlife, and local communities.
Current NERC rules only mandate reporting of cyber attacks if they compromise or disrupt a "core activity" toward maintaining the reliability of the electric grid, according to a 67-page report issued by FERC.
FERC's new approach removed the commission from detailed oversight of power supply investment decisions, enhanced the commission's role in regulating transmission, and created a competitive interstate energy market.
AFS joined on coalition comments submitted to FERC in October, noting the importance of grid resilience, but underscoring that DOE's proposed rule was off-the-mark and energy-intensive sectors had significant concerns with the proposed intervention in electricity markets and opposing the mandate of higher electricity costs.
Persily says FERC's question cover such topics as how the state will deal with heavy traffic during construction; how will workers who want to hunt and fish along the project route affect subsistence resources in those areas; impacts on wetlands; and aid to municipalities during construction.
Any change by FERC in reaction to the court's decision that serves to reduce pipeline rates of return will limit a pipeline's access to capital, which in turn will lead to capacity shortages.
"It appears that the Commission is well aware of the likelihood that anti-pipeline opposition will continue to raise the segmentation issue; and we expect FERC to follow the process outlined in the remand order to address segmentation issues in future environmental analysis," replies Wheatly.
In late 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Enforcement released its annual report on enforcement.
FERC is an independent agency charged with, among other things, regulating the interstate transmission (4) of electricity.
The commissioners, all likely future employees of utilities, have erected what so far are impenetrable barriers to challenging FERC's blatantly illegal conduct.
Regulatory Commission (FERC) has implemented Final Order 745, Demand