On October 10, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order directing all public and non-public utilities not to file their Electronic Quarterly Reports for the third quarter of 2013 until further notice because the web-based EQR filing system is not yet available. FERC will issue a public notice when the new web-based system becomes available and provide EQR filers with a new deadline for filing the Q3 2013 EQRs.
Previously, FERC expanded the pool of EQR filers to include non-public utilities (such as municipalities and electric cooperatives) with more than 4 million MWh of wholesale annual sales. In that order, FERC required non-public utilities to begin filing their EQRs for the third quarter of 2013.
In late 2012, FERC also ordered a change to its process for filing EQRs from using FERC-distributed software to a web-based approach. FERC ordered the change in filing system beginning with the Q3 2013 EQRs.