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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

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Gaming Case

Enron Investigation
Refund Case

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

Updated: October 21, 2010