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FERC Rule on Coordination of Natural Gas and Electric Scheduling Finalized as Industry Interdependency Grows

The electric industry is becoming increasingly reliant upon natural gas as a fuel source in the midst of our nation’s abundant natural gas resources and aggressive regulatory efforts to reduce the environmental impact of power plants.  The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently reported that the use of natural gas as a fuel for electric power … Continue reading »

NAESB Response to FERC NOPR re: Coordinating Schedules of Natural Gas and Electricity Markets Subject to Public Comment until November 28th

Coordinating the scheduling of the natural gas and electricity markets has been a priority for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), given the increasing dependence of the electric industry on natural gas as a fuel source. In March, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making re: Coordination of the Scheduling Processes of Interstate Natural … Continue reading »

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The Investigative and Enforcement Priorities of the FERC Office of Enforcement

            The past year has been marked by several record-breaking penalties imposed on companies and individuals by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) for alleged misconduct in the energy markets.  On November 21, 2013, the FERC Office of Enforcement (“OE”) released its 2013 Report on Enforcement (Docket No. AD07-13-006) (the “Report”), which discusses the OE’s … Continue reading »