Federal Power Commission


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Federal Power Commission

A former agency of the U.S. federal government that licensed hydroelectric projects on federally owned land and regulated natural gas and interstate electric sales. It was established in 1930 and was replaced by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 1977.
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Sources: * 1949-September 1977: Federal Power Commission, Form FPC-4, "Monthly Power Plant Report." * October 1977-1981: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Form FPC-4, "Monthly Power Plant Report." * 1982-1988: U.S.
(45) Federal Power Commission, Natural Gas Survey Volume 1 (Washington, DC: U.S.
470 (1935) (statement of Dozier DeVane, solicitor, Federal Power Commission) (stating that the 1935 amendments did not add anything to section 4 jurisdiction, but merely made express the implied power which the Commission already had to issue licenses in cases where it determined a project on a nonnavigable stream would affect interstate commerce under section 23).
(A 1995 study by Paul Carpenter and Frank Groves of the Central and South West Corporation estimated that this law costs the industry $3 billion to $12 billion each year.) Also in 1935, Congress established the Federal Power Commission, later reorganized as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; to this day, its complex rate and merger regulations delay and contort changes within the industry.
The predecessor of the FPA, the Federal Water Power Act of 1920, consolidated the authority of three federal government agencies over hydroelectric licensing into a newly created Federal Power Commission (FPC).(6) One goal of the consolidation was to ensure that a "common policy" would facilitate a "national program of intelligent, economical utilization of [the nation's] power resources."(7) The consolidation of authority in the FPC has influenced court decisions in the resolution of power conflicts between states and FERC, and between federal agencies and FERC.
1973-September 1977: Federal Power Commission, Form FPC-423, "Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Utility Plants."
The Federal Power Commission authorized the company to construct city gate stations at Bryan, Wauseon, Napoleon, Stryker, Achbold, Edgerton and Montpelier.
Federal Power Commission (FPC): The predecessor agency of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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