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New Court Decision Opens Door to Broader...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision recently finding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) had authority to order the Bonneville Power Administration (“BPA”) to pay money to a public utility.  This holding is significant because BPA is a governmental entity exempt from FERC’s jurisdiction under most provisions of the Federal...

Energy Companies Need to Ready Themselve...

A recent public statement by Timothy Massad, the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or “Commission”) indicates that the CFTC still plans to finalize its position limits rule before the end of the year. The rule, which is many years in the making, has taken multiple forms since first being proposed in response to the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act and...

The United States Court of Appeals for t...

On August 8, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (“Fifth Circuit” or “Court”) issued a Decision on El Paso Electric Company’s (“El Paso”) petitions for review of FERC Orders addressing compliance with the requirements of Order No. 1000, et al., in the WestConnect planning region. The Decision vacated and remanded as arbitrary and capricious...

New Federal Reserve Board Rule Demonstra...

    Electric utility compliance programs typically cover regulatory requirements imposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) under the Federal Power Act or Natural Gas Act and, more recently, by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) under the Dodd-Frank Act.  Regulations issued by those two commissions are monitored closely. But, if your...

Jennings Strouss Attorneys Recognized in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 26, 2015) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC announced that attorneys Debra D. Roby, Joel L. Greene, Gary J. Newell, Alan I. Robbins and Deborah A. Swanstrom have been listed in the 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyers® in the area of Energy and Natural Resources. Debra D. Roby is Chair of the firm’s Energy practice group and has extensive experience...

Debbie A. Swanstrom & Andrea I. Sa...

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon energy attorneys, Debbie A. Swanstrom & Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzón, are featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine. Read the full article: Grid Interconnection Rules for District Energy/CHP Systems Print or Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

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