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by Jonathan Flynn The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will hold its ninth public meeting to implement various provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act on January 13, 2011, at 9:30 am (EST). Earlier today, the Commission released the agenda for the January 13 meeting. On the...
by Joseph B. Williams and Elizabeth P. Philpott On December 30, 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accepted PJM’s compliance filing to create a new public utility – PJM Settlement – which is the new counterparty to transactions in the PJM markets. Although...
by Joseph B. Williams and Christopher J. Polito On December 30, 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ordered PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM), the New York Independent System Operator, Inc. (NYISO), and the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. (Midwest ISO)...
by Joseph B. Williams and Elizabeth P Philpott On December 16, 2010, FERC’s Office of Enforcement presented its analysis of physical gas transactions for 2009. The analysis is based on FERC Form No. 552 submissions, which contain information from market participants that sold or...
by Kenneth W. Irvin, Mustafa Ostrander and Elizabeth P. Philpott The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently released its 2010 Report on Enforcement, which outlines enforcement activities and statistics for the fiscal year, as well as priorities for 2011. To read the full article, click...
by Gregory K. Lawrence, Mustafa Ostrander and Diane K. Donnelly The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently proposed a set of reforms with the objective to ensure variable energy resources are reliably and efficiently integrated into the electric grid at rates, terms and conditions that are...
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by Joseph B. Williams and Mustafa Ostrander On October 28, 2010, FERC approved a settlement between its Enforcement Staff and North American Power Partners (NAPP) for violations of the anti-fraud rule and certain PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM) tariff provisions. North America Power Partners,...
by Anthony M. Mansfield and Sohair Ahmadi In the October 27, 2010, publication of the Federal Register, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will issue two proposed rules implementing certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010...
by Sohair Ahmadi and Jonathan H. Flynn In the October 26, 2010, publication of the Federal Register, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the definition of “agricultural commodity” as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall...