Monthly Archives: January 2007

AARP Cautions FERC Not to Relax Electricity Market Oversight

AARP filed comments January 19, 2007 in FERC’s pending rulemaking proceeding in which the agency proposes for the first time to adopt official rules to reflect its market rate experiment of the past decade. Some of the proposed rules would mirror policies contained in prior FERC orders, but other proposed measures would further relax regulation Read more…

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FERC Commissioner Kelly: The Purpose of the Federal Power Act is to Protect Consumers

At a recent meeting FERC adopted rules to implement a new statutory provision, Section 219 of the Federal Power Act, which authorizes, in certain situations, extra financial incentives, through higher rates, for utilities building transmission lines needed to ease congestion that limits the availability of lower cost power in some areas. Prior to the enactment Read more…

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