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» Commission's Responsibilities
  • Approval of rates for wholesale sales of electricity and transmission in interstate commerce for jurisdictional utilities, power marketers, power pools, power exchanges and independent system operators.
  • Oversight of the issuance of certain stock and debt securities, assumption of obligations and liabilities, and mergers.
  • Review of officer and director positions held between top officials at utility companies and certain firms with which they do business.
  • Review of rates set by the federal power marketing administrations.
  • Review of exempt wholesale generator status.
  • Certification of qualifying small power production and cogeneration facilities.

 Order No. 1000 - Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation  Electric Reliability
  • March 20, 2014 Item E-7: FERC Refines Bulk Electric System Definition to Bolster Reliability News Release | Decision PDF
  • March 20, 2014 Item E-6: FERC seeks comments on proposed Generator and Transmission Loadability Reliability Standards NOPR PDF
  • March 20, 2014 - Item E-5: FERC grants in part the requests for clarification and denies the requests for rehearing of Order No. 791, which approved the CIP version 5 Reliability Standards Order No. 791-A PDF
  • March 20, 2014 - Item E-4: FERC approves 5 modeling (MOD) Reliability Standards that will help ensure that verified data is available for power system planning and operational studies Order No. 796 PDF
  • March 7, 2014 - FERC Directs Development of Physical Security Standards News Release | Order PDF


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Annual Charges
The Commission receives an annual appropriation from Congress to defray its operating costs. Read More
Safety & Inspections
Once Electricity projects become operational, safety is regulated, monitored and enforced by the state in which the project resides. Read More
While FERC has jurisdiction over hydropower projects, FERC has no authority over the construction or maintenance of power generating plants and has significant limited jurisdiction over transmission line siting. Read More
Industry Activities General Information

Updated: April 17, 2014