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Jennings Strouss Attorneys Recognized in...

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC announced that Debra D. Roby, Joel L. Greene and Alan I. Robbins have been listed in the 2012 Washington DC Super Lawyers® in the area of Energy and Natural Resources. Roby is Chair of the firm’s Energy practice group and has extensive experience representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and related courts. She...

FERC Clarifies Treatment of Pipeline’s D...

By Joel L. Greene In an order on rehearing issued March 15, 2012 in Texas Gas Transmission, LLC, 138 FERC ¶ 61,175, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) took the opportunity to reiterate, and in light of overly broad precedent, clarify the conditions a pipeline must satisfy in order to obtain a discount-type adjustment for negotiated rate transactions in a Natural Gas...

Changes in NERC Reliability Standards FA...

By Debra Roby, Alan Robbins & Daniel Cooper Entities that are included on the NERC Compliance Registry as either a Generator Owner (GO) or Transmission Owner (TO) should be preparing for changes in the NERC Reliability standards FAC-008 and FAC-009. The changes will require at least some modifications to the registered entity’s FAC-008 (Facility Ratings Methodology)...

FERC Seeks Comments on Coordination Betw...

FERC Commissioner Moeller has issued a request for comments on the need for coordination between the natural gas and electricity markets. FERC and other industry participants have viewed this issue with increasing interest over the past few years. Many predict a dramatic increase in the reliance on natural gas as a fuel source for electricity due to factors such as climate change...

What’s Happening with NERC Reliability S...

Currents Newsletter, Michigan Municipal Electric Association Daniel E. Cooper, P.E. 4.1.11 Reliability has always been an issue for electric utilities. Municipal utilities, with their local connections and close relationships with their customers, have generally prided themselves on their reliable operations. So the new reliability standards shouldn’t be a big deal, right?...

The ABCs of RECs

District Energy Magazine Alan I. Robbins 1.24.11 Editor’s Note: “From a Legal Perspective” appears in each edition of District Energy magazine to address legal issues of current importance to the district energy industry. It is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Getting credit for the production or purchase of renewable energy...

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