D.C. Circuit Upholds FERC Orders Challenged by Virtual Marketers

A group of virtual marketers challenged FERC orders concerning the disbursement of surplus funds collected for transmission-loss charges.  The case discusses the distinction between virtual marketers and participants who physically transmit electricity for purposes of wholeslae power transmission charges.…

Distributed Generation Impacting Utilities’ Revenue and Growth Potential

An article published in the Wall Street Journal intimates that the growth of distributed generation is threatening revenues and growth prospects for some utilities, citing a report from the Edison Electric Institute.  Though distributed generation only accounts for 5% of …

Anticipated Limits on New Coal Plant Emissions Would Block New Coal Plant Construction

This post was written by AHC attorney Roland Hall.

The EPA will soon propose a final rule imposing limits on carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, including coal-fired plants.   Although the EPA’s proposal has not yet been made public, …