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As Agency Enforcement Efforts Mount, CFTC Prohibits Private Lawsuits Against RTOs/ISOs for Market Manipulation

Incidents of alleged fraud and market manipulation in the energy markets increasingly have received the attention of federal agency enforcement efforts, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Our recent post highlights FERC’s growing efforts to combat market manipulation. And on November 21, 2016, the CFTC released its … Continue reading

First FERC Workshop on Price Formation in RTO/ISO Markets Will Address Uplift Payments

Several weeks ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) announced that in order to facilitate its evaluation of price formation in energy and ancillary services markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (“RTOs) and Independent System Operators (“ISOs”), it would schedule workshops to foster dialogue with the industry regarding the market rules and operational practices that affect … Continue reading

FERC Technical Conference re: Winter 2013-14 Operations and Market Performance in RTO/ISOs

On April 1, 2014, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) held its technical conference discussing the recent cold weather events and actions taken by the Regional Transmission Organizations/Independent System Operators (RTO/ISO) in response. You can view a webcast of the conference, FERC’s Presentation, and additional participant materials are available here. FERC is accepting written public … Continue reading

EIA Electric Power Monthly Update Reports “Shakeup” of Regional ISO Operations

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its latest Electric Power Monthly Update on March 21, 2014, which reflects significant changes in regional electricity system operations that the report calls “the biggest shakeup in regional operating electric systems in recent years.”  The update discusses the MidContinent Independent System Operator (“MISO”) absorption of the Entergy electric system and 14 … Continue reading

FERC Technical Conference re: Winter 2013-2014 Operations and Market Performance in RTOs and ISOs Apr 1, 2014

FERC TECHNICAL CONFERENCE RE: WINTER 2013-2014 OPERATIONS AND MARKET PERFORMANCE IN RTOs AND ISOs APRIL 1, 2014: On April 1, 2014, FERC will hold a technical conference to discuss the impacts of recent cold weather events on the Regional Transmission Organizations/Independent System Operators (RTO/ISO), and actions taken to respond.  Info and link to register here.  Posted … Continue reading

The State of Natural Gas and Electric Interdependency: FERC’s 2nd Quarterly Update on Natural Gas-Electric Coordination

            During the first two quarters of this year we have seen substantial activity at the national and regional levels focused on the interdependency of the natural gas and electric industries.  The increasing interdependence of these energy resources stems from the proliferation of electricity generators that are fueled by natural gas and has prompted the … Continue reading

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