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Civil Penalty Actions – 2010


Subject of investigation and ORDER and DATE Total payment
Civil Penalty,
Disgorgement,
Other
Explanation of payments (civil penalty under the NGA, FPA, or NGPA; DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS; other PAYMENTS) and compliance plans
North America Power Partners, 133 FERC 61,089 (October 28, 2010) $500,000 Civil Penalty
$2,258,127 Disgorgement
Civil penalty, disgorgement, and compliance reporting resulting from violations of 18 C.F.R. 1c.2 (2010) and various provisions of Open Access Transmission Tariff.
RRI Energy, Inc., RRI Energy Wholesale Generation, LLC, 132 FERC 61,267 (September 27, 2010) $750,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty and compliance reporting resulting from violations of open access transportation policies, including competitive bidding requirements for long-term, discounted rate capacity releases, and the prohibition on buy/sell transactions.
South Jersey Gas Co., South Jersey Resources Group, LLC, 132 61,266 (September 27, 2010) $950,000 Civil Penalty
$120,551 Disgorgement
Civil penalty and compliance reporting resulting from violations of open access transportation policies, including competitive bidding requirements for long-term, discounted rate capacity releases, the shipper-must-have-title requirement, and the prohibition on buy/sell transactions.
In re Portland General Electric Co., 131 FERC ¶ 61,224 (June 4, 2010) $375,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty and compliance reporting resulting from violations of Open Access Transmission Tariff, 205 of FPA, and then- 358.5(c)(5) of Commission Regulations.
In Re Noble Energy, Inc., 130 FERC 61,175 (March 12, 2010) $4,000,000 Civil Penalty $160,487 Disgorgement Civil penalty and compliance reporting resulting from violations of open access transportation policies, including circumvention of the posting and bidding requirements for released capacity, flipping, the shipper-must-have-title requirement, and violations of the prohibition on buy-sell transactions.
Florida Blackout, 130 FERC ¶ 61,163 (March 5, 2010) $350,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty against Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc. resulting from violations of Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System, Order No. 693, FERC Stats. & Regs. 31,242 (2007).


CIVIL PENALTY ACTIONS
 


Updated: October 12, 2011