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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
  • October 16, 2014 - Item E-1: FERC Addresses Southwest Power Pool Order No. 1000 Compliance News Release | Commissioners' Statements: Clark | Decision PDF
  • August 15, 2014 - Statement by Chairman Cheryl A. LaFleur on Court Decision Affirming Order No. 1000 Read More
  • See our full list Compliance Filings & Orders
  • October 21, 2014 - FERC Approves Third Settlement in 2011 Southwest Blackout Case News Release | Stipulation and Consent Agreement PDF
  • October 16, 2014 - Item E-8: FERC Approves NERCís 2015 Business Plans and Budgets Decision PDF
  • October 16, 2014 - Item E-4: FERC Approves Reliability Standard EOP-010-1, Geomagnetic Disturbance Operations Order No. 797-A PDF
  • September 30, 2014 - FERC, NERC Initiate Review of Electric Industry Recovery and Restoration Plans News Release | Letter 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: October 21, 2014