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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
  • August 15, 2014 - Statement by Chairman Cheryl A. LaFleur on Court Decision Affirming Order No. 1000 Read More
  • June 19, 2014 Item E-3: FERC issues Order on Duke - Progress and SERTP Order No. 1000 Regional Compliance filing Decision PDF
  • See our full list Compliance Filings & Orders
  • July 17, 2014 – Item E-10: FERC Approves Final Rule Approves New Reliability Standard, Generator Relay Loadability and Revised Transmission Relay Loadability Reliability Standard Order No. 799 PDF
  • July 17, 2014 – Item E-9: FERC Seeks Comment on Proposed Reliability Standard, PRC-005-3 Protection System Maintenance NOPR PDF
  • July 17, 2014 – Item E-8: FERC Proposes to Approve Physical Security Reliability Standard News Release | Presentation PDF | NOPR 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: August 15, 2014