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Each year, the Commission's Staff makes public various docketed and non-docketed reports that are primarily of an investigative and informational nature.
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Date Title
May 15, 2014 2014 Summer Market and Reliability Assessment PDF
March 20, 2014 2013 State of the Markets Presentation PDF
January 16, 2014 FERC Staff Updates Commission on Recent Weather Effects on the Bulk Power System PDF
January 16, 2014 FERC Staff Briefs Commission on Implementation of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 PDF
November 21, 2013 Staff Report on Enforcement PDF
October 17, 2013 2013–2014 Winter Energy Market Assessment Presentation PDF | Report PDF
July 3, 2013 State of the Markets Report for 2012 Report PDF
May 16, 2013 2013 Summer Market and Reliability Assessment PDF
May 16, 2013 2012 State of the Markets PDF
November 15, 2012 Staff Report on Gas-Electric Coordination Technical Conferences PDF
November 15, 2012 Staff Report on Enforcement PDF
November 15, 2012 2012–2013 Winter Energy Market Assessment PDF
May 17, 2012 2012 Summer Market and Reliability Assessment PDF
April 19, 2012 2011 State of the Markets PDF
November 17, 2011 Staff Report on Enforcement PDF
October 20, 2011 2011–2012 Winter Energy Market Assessment PDF
August 16, 2011 Report on Outages and Curtailments During the Southwest Cold Weather Event of February 1-5, 2011 PDF
May 19, 2011 2011 Summer Market and Reliability Assessment PDF
April 21, 2011 2010 State of the Markets PDF
November 18, 2010 2010 Report on Enforcement PDF
October 21, 2010 2010–2011 Winter Energy Market Assessment PDF
May 20, 2010 2010 Summer Market and Reliability Assessment PDF
April 15, 2010 2009 State of the Markets PDF
December 17, 2009 2009 Report on Enforcement PDF
November 19, 2009 2009–2010 Winter Energy Market Assessment PDF
September 2, 2009 State of the Markets 2008 Report PDF
May 21, 2009 2009 Summer Market and Reliability Assessment PDF
April 16, 2009 State of the Markets 2008 Report - Presentation PDF
October 31, 2008 2008 Report on Enforcement PDF
October 18, 2008 2008–2009 Winter Energy Market Assessment PDF
May 15, 2008 2008 Summer Energy Market Assessment PDF
March 20, 2008 2007 State of the Markets Report PDF
November 14, 2007 Report on Enforcement PDF
February 5, 2007 2006 State of the Markets Report PDF
June 13, 2006 Report on Improving Agency Disclosure of Information, Prepared Pursuant to Executive Order 13392 PDF
March 16, 2006 Winter 2005–2006 Energy Market Update PDF
February 16, 2006 Winter 2005–2006 Energy Market Update PDF
December 8, 2005 Recommendations on Technical and Conforming Amendments to Federal Law Necessary to Carry Out the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 and Related Amendments (RM05-32-0000) PDF
September 5–9, 2005 Weekly Report on Natural Gas and Electric Transmission PDF
June 15, 2005 2004 State of the Markets Report PDF (Print Version)
Replacement chart for page 113 PDF
May 4, 2005 2005 Summer Energy Market Assessment PDF
March 2005 Energy Market Oversight and Enforcement: Accomplishments And Proposal For Enhanced Penalty Authority PDF
November 18, 2004 2004–2005 Winter Energy Market Assessment PDF
September 24, 2004 2004 Summer Assessment Report Summary PDF
May 5, 2004 Report On Natural Gas And Electricity Price Indices PDF
PL03-3-004 and AD03-7-004
May 5, 2004 Appendices to the Report On Natural Gas And Electricity Price Indices PDF
PL03-3-004 and AD03-7-004
January 2004 State of the Markets Report PDF
January 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003
January 22, 2004 State of the Markets Presentation PDF
July 11, 2003 2003 Summer Assessment Report Summary PDF
July 17, 2002 2002 Summer Assessment Report Summary PDF
January 15, 2003 August 4, 2000 Electronic Filing Strategic Plan and Information Technology Architecture:
Body of the Report PDF Appendices PDF
March 2000 State of Markets 2000 Report:
Parts I and II PDF | Part III PDF | Part IV PDF | Illustrations PDF
Date Title
August 26, 2014 FERC Staff Report on Common Metrics PDF
August 14, 2014 Staff Analysis of Uplift in RTO and ISO Markets PDF
June 19, 2014 Gas-Electric Coordination Quarterly Update PDF
March 20, 2014 Gas-Electric Coordination Quarterly Update PDF
February 7, 2014 FERC consultantís Report on Resource Adequacy Requirements: Reliability and Economic Implications PDF
December 19, 2013 Gas-Electric Coordination Quarterly Update PDF
October 18, 2013 Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering Report PDF
September 19, 2013 Gas-Electric Coordination Quarterly Update to Commission Presentation PDF | Report PDF
June 20, 2013 FERC Staff Presents Gas-Electric Coordination Quarterly Update to Commission Presentation PDF | Report PDF
March 21, 2013 Gas-Electric Coordination Quarterly Update to Commission PDF
December 20, 2012 Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering Report PDF
July 2, 2012 RTO Unit Commitment Test System PDF
May 31, 2012 Transmission Facility Outages During the Northeast Snowstorm of October 29-30, 2011 PDF
May 1, 2012 Arizona-Southern California Outages on September 8, 2012 PDF
November 7, 2011 Recent ISO Software Enhancements and Future Software and Modeling Plans Staff Report (AD10-12) PDF
November 7, 2011 2011 Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering PDF
July 5, 2011 FERC and DOE staff issue Implementation Proposal for The National Action Plan on Demand Response PDF
April 7, 2011 2011 Report to Congress on RTO/ISO Performance Metrics PDF
February 3, 2011 2010 Assessment of Demand Response & Advanced Metering PDF
January 20, 2011 Use of Frequency Response Metrics to Assess Requirements for Reliable Integration of Variable Renewable Generation PDF | Supporting Documents | Notice Inviting Comments on Report PDF
October 21, 2010 Staff Report on RTO/ISO Performance Metrics PDF
July 15, 2010 Smart Grid Standards Adoption: Staff Update and Recommendations PDF
June 17, 2010 National Action Plan on Demand Response PDF
April 15, 2010 Staff Report on Capacity Reassignment PDF
March 11, 2010 Draft Report of the National Action Plan on Demand Response PDF
September 10, 2009 2009 Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering PDF
June 18, 2009 National Demand Response Assessment Report PDF
December 29, 2008 Staff Report: Demand Response & Advanced Metering PDF
June 19, 2008 Cost of Electric Generation PDF
February 28, 2008 Staff Report on findings of a Non-Public Investigation of Potential Market Manipulation by Suppliers in the New York City Capacity Market under IN08-2 et al. PDF
September 7, 2007 Staff Report: Demand Response & Advanced Metering PDF
January 18, 2007 Electric Power Market Summary - Summer 2006 PDF
August 7, 2006 Report to Congress: Demand Response & Advanced Metering PDF (revised December 2008)
July 31, 2006 Report to Congress: Security Constrained Economic Dispatch PDF
June 5, 2006 Preliminary Draft Report to Congress on Competition in the Wholesale and Retail Markets for Electric Energy PDF
May 11, 2006 Preliminary Assessment of the North American Electric Reliability Council's Proposed Mandatory Reliability Standards PDF
February 3, 2006 DOE and FERC submit Transmission Monitoring Report to Congress PDF
December 28, 2005 The California Electricity Crisis and Timeline for Distribution of Refunds Report PDF
September 26, 2005 Commission agrees with staff report on the investigation of Intertie Bidding Practices in the California ISO’s Supplemental Energy Market PDF
June 30, 2005 Report on Generator Offers in the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Market Launch PDF
June 27, 2005 Policy Statement Regarding Evaluation of Independent Ownership and Operation of Transmission PDF
May 11, 2005 Long-Term Transmission Rights Assessment PDF | Addendum PDF
FERC Staff Discussion Paper
April 13, 2005 Information Technology Guidelines For Power System Organizations PDF
February 8, 2005 Guide to Federal Regulation of Sales of Imported Electricity in Canada, Mexico, and the United States Overview | French PDF Spanish PDF English PDF
February 4, 2005 Reactive Power Supply and Consumption Report PDF | Errata PDF
December 9, 2004 Assessing The State Of Wind Energy In Wholesale Electricity Markets PDF
October 6, 2004 Staff report assesses the costs of RTOs; a ‘lessons learned’ approach is recommended. PDF
September 30, 2004 Report on Use of Grid Reliability Funds sent to Congress PDF (Staff report sent to Congress) | Transmittal Letter PDF
September 7, 2004 Utility Vegetation Management & Reliability Final Report PDF (Staff report sent to Congress)
March 2, 2004

Utility Vegetation Management Final Report PDF

November 13, 2003 2003–2004 Winter Energy Market Assessment Power Point
July 2003 Energy Market Assessment Part 1 PDF | Part 2 PDF
August 1, 2003 Staff's Initial Report on Physical Withholding by Generators Selling into the California Market and Notification to Companies PDF
March 26, 2003 Staff Report on Western Markets Investigation:
Findings at a Glance PDF | Part I PDF | Part II PDF | Appendices PDF
March 26, 2003 Staff's Review of California Public Utility Commission's September 17, 2002 Investigative Report On Wholesale Electric Generation PDF
August 13, 2002 Initial Report on Company-specific Separate Proceedings and Generic Reevaluations; Published Natural Gas Price Data; and Enron Trading Strategies Fact-finding Investigation of Potential Manipulation of Electric and Natural Gas Prices in PA02-2 PDF
February 26, 2002 Economic Assessment of RTO Policy PDF
January 31, 2002 Report On the Economic Impacts on Western Utilities and Ratepayers of Price Caps on Spot Market Sales PDF
February 1, 2001 Staff Report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
on Northwest Power Markets in November and December 2000
PDF
November 1, 2000 Part II of the Staff Report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Bulk Power Markets In the United States:
Report Cover PDF | Northeast Region PDF | Midwest Region PDF | Southeast Region PDF | ERCOT PDF
November 1, 2000 Part I of the Staff Report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Western Markets and the Causes of the Summer 2000 Price Front:
Section PDF | Section 1 PDF | Section 2 PDF | Section 3 PDF | Section 4 PDF | Section 5 PDF | Section 6 PDF | Appendix A PDF | Compressed Version [zip]
September 22, 1998 Causes of Wholesale Electric Pricing Abnormalities in the Midwest During June 1998, PDF
Date Title
March 4, 2014 Seventeenth Report to Congress on Progress Made in Licensing and Constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
December 19, 2013 Gas-Electric Coordination Quarterly Update PDF
September 19, 2013 Gas-Electric Coordination Quarterly Update to Commission Presentation PDF | Report PDF
August 30, 2013 Sixteenth Report to Congress on Progress Made in Licensing and Constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
June 20, 2013 FERC Staff Presents Gas-Electric Coordination Quarterly Update to Commission Presentation PDF | Report PDF
March 21, 2013 Gas-Electric Coordination Quarterly Update to Commission PDF
February 28, 2013 Fifteenth Report to Congress on Progress Made in Licensing and Constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
August 29, 2012 Fourteenth Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
March 2, 2012 Thirteenth Report to Congress on Progress Made in Licensing and Constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
August 25, 2011 Twelfth Report to Congress on Progress Made in Licensing and Constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
July 7, 2011 Evaluation of DEGADIS 2.1 Using Advisory Bulletin ADB-10-07 PDF and DEGADIS Validation Database Excel
February 24, 2011 Eleventh Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
December 16, 2010 Analysis of Physical Gas Market Transactions for 2009 PDF
August 27, 2010 Tenth Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
February 26, 2010 Ninth Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
August 26, 2009 Eighth Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
February 20, 2009 Seventh Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
August 29, 2008 Sixth Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
February 19, 2008 Fifth Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
August 15, 2007 Fourth Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
January 31, 2007 Third Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
January 18, 2007 Natural Gas Market Summary - An Annotated Bibliography 2005–06 PDF
July 10, 2006 Second Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline PDF
February 1, 2006 High Natural Gas Prices: The Basics (Second Edition) PDF
February 1, 2006 Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska natural gas pipeline PDF
December 8, 2005 High Natural Gas Prices: The Basics PDF
October 12, 2005 Natural Gas Situation Price Rreport PDF
November 5, 2004 LNG Consequence Modeling Report PDF
   » Staff Response to LNG Modeling Comments PDF
September 30, 2004 Staff report issued on current state of and issues concerning underground natural gas storage and announcement of technical conference on October 21, 2004. Report PDF | View Details
March 2004 Research of Wetland Construction and Mitigation Activities for Certified Section 7(c) Pipeline Projects Report PDF
December 17, 2003 New England Natural Gas Infrastructure PDF
November 13, 2003 2003–2004 Winter Energy Market Assessment Power Point
July 2003 Energy Market Assessment
Part 1 PDF | Part 2 PDF
July 23, 2003 Report on the Natural Gas Price Spike of February 2003 PDF
January 29, 2003 2003 Natural Gas Market Assessment Report (Revised) PDF
January 15, 2003 Commission Use of Natural Gas Price Indices PDF
August 13, 2002 Initial Report on Company-specific Separate Proceedings and Generic Reevaluations; Published Natural Gas Price Data; and Enron Trading Strategies Fact-finding Investigation of Potential Manipulation of Electric and Natural Gas Prices in PA02-2 PDF
December 2001 Ideas for Better Stakeholder Involvement In the Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Planning PreFiling Process, PDF
January 18, 2001 Staff report on the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act PDF
Issuance Date Title
August 19, 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update for July 2014 PDF
July 18, 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update for June 2014 PDF
June 20, 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update for May 2014 PDF (revised on June 24, 2014)
May 20, 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update for April 2014 PDF
May 20, 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update for April 2014 PDF
April 17, 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update for March 2014 PDF
March 20, 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update for February 2014 PDF
February 20, 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update for January 2014 PDF
January 24, 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update for December 2013 PDF (revised generation data on February 24, 2014)
December 19, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for November 2013 PDF (revised generation data on January 24, 2014)
November 20, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for October 2013 PDF
October 16, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for September 2013 PDF
September 17, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for August 2013 PDF
August 12, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for July 2013 PDF (revised generation data on September 11, 2013)
July 18, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for June 2013 PDF
June 18, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for May 2013 PDF
May 15, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for April 2013 PDF
April 8, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for March 2013 PDF
March 14, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for February 2013 PDF
February 19, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for January 2013 PDF
January 16, 2013 Energy Infrastructure Update for December 2012 PDF
December 18, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for November 2012 PDF
November 13, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for October 2012 PDF
October 17, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for September 2012 PDF
September 17, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for August 2012 PDF
August 21, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for July 2012 PDF
August 7, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for June 2012 PDF
July 2, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for May 2012 PDF
May 22, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for April 2012 PDF
April 20, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for March 2012 PDF
March 22, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for February 2012 PDF
February 14, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for January 2012 PDF
January 13, 2012 Energy Infrastructure Update for December 2011 PDF
December 19, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for November 2011 PDF
November 14, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for October 2011 PDF
October 21, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for September 2011 PDF
September 19, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for August 2011 PDF
August 25, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for July 2011 PDF
July 19, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for June 2011 PDF
June 16, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for May 2011 PDF
May 19, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for April 2011 PDF
April 18, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for March 2011 PDF
March 17, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for February 2011 PDF
February 17, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for January 2011 PDF
January 19, 2011 Energy Infrastructure Update for December 2010 PDF
Disclaimer: The views presented in the following Staff Papers are the personal views of the authors and not FERC or any of its Commissioners.
Issuance Date Title
April 11, 2014 Reactive Power Payment Staff Report PDF
February 3, 2014 A Note on the Computational Testing of AC Optimal Power Flow Using the Current Voltage Formulations: Optimal Power Flow Paper 11 PDF
February 3, 2014 Optimal Transmission Switching Using the IV-ACOPF Linearization: Optimal Power Flower Paper 10 PDF
June 13, 2013 Testing Step-size Limits for Solving the Linearized Current Voltage AC Optimal Power Flow: Optimal Power Flow Paper 9 PDF
June 12, 2013 A Computational Study of Linear Approximations to the Convex Constraints in the Iterative Linear IV-ACOPF Formulation': Optimal Power Flow Paper 8 PDF
April 8, 2013 Developing Line Current magnitude Constraints for IEEE Test Problems: Optimal Power Flow Paper 7 PDF
April 8, 2013 Exploration of the ACOPF Feasible Region for the Standard IEEE Test Set Optimal Power Flow: Optimal Power Flow Paper 6 PDF
March 29, 2013 Computational Performance of Solution Techniques Applied to the ACOPF: Optimal Power Flow Paper 5 PDF
March 29, 2013 Survey of Approaches to Solving the ACOPF: Optimal Power Flow Paper 4 PDF
January 30, 2013 The Computational Testing of AC Optimal Power Flow Using the Current Voltage Formulations: Optimal Power Flow Paper 3 PDF
January 30, 2013 The IV Formulation and Linear Approximations of the AC Optimal Power Flow Problem: Optimal Power Flow Paper 2 PDF
December 17, 2012 History of Optimal Power Flow and Formulations: Paper 1 PDF






Updated: August 26, 2014