Federal Power Act (FPA)

The D.C. Circuit granted in part and denied in part a challenge to FERC's orders addressing complaints over the results of a 2015 auction for electrical capacity in Illinois. A public…

The D.C. Circuit dismissed a nonprofit group's petition to review DOE's rule concerning the designation of critical electric infrastructure information. The group argued the rule…

The D.C. Circuit denied petitions to review FERC's order prohibiting states from barring electric storage resources (ESRs) on their distribution and retail systems from participating in…

The Eighth Circuit upheld FERC's decision to place a Colorado energy wholesaler into Zone 17 of a regional transmission organization authorized by the Commission to provide electric…

The D.C. Circuit denied power companies' petitions to review FERC orders approving an exemption to the minimum offer price rule in the New England forward capacity market for a limited amount…

The D.C. Circuit dismissed electricity customers' petitions to review FERC's orders approving high clearing prices for future capacity to generate electricity in wholesale auctions. The…

The D.C. Circuit vacated a license renewal that FERC granted for a power plant on the Coosa River. Environmental groups argued that the agency violated the Federal Power Act, NEPA, and the ESA…

The D.C. Circuit dismissed Connecticut's and a citizen group's lawsuit against FERC in which they alleged that the agency failed to ensure that the 2014 wholesale electricity capacity…

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Power Act (FPA) preempts a Maryland program intended to encourage in-state power generation. Maryland selected, through a proposal process, a power…

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld FERC's "demand-response" rule under which operators of wholesale electricity markets, in specified circumstances, must pay the same price to providers…