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Addressing the 2000-2001 Western Energy Crisis


Western Energy Crisis Settlements
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's wide-ranging response to the 2000-2001 Western energy crisis is a detailed and complex narrative. It still is unfolding to this day.

Commission staff concluded in a March 2003 final investigation report on the Western energy crisis that market conditions involving diminished power supplies due to drought conditions, inadequate infrastructure and a flawed power market design contributed to the market manipulation that prolonged and exacerbated the economic harm caused by the crisis. Read more

Chronology of FERC's Actions and Remedies

(Note: following are pre-defined searches of eLibrary)
Gaming Case
(EL03-180)

Enron Investigation
(PA02-2)
Refund Case
(EL00-95)


QUICK LINKS
Final Report on Price Manipulation In Western Markets (March 2003) Enron Investigation Enron Trading Memos Enforcement
 


Updated: October 21, 2010