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Form 60 - Annual Report of Centralized Service Companies


Electronic Submission Software - Overview

This page contains the Installation Manual and Software Download links for the Form 60 Submission Software.

Note: The Form 60 software has been tested and will function correctly with Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows Vista.

Installation Software Download

If you are using MS Internet Explorer, you will be given the option to:

  • Install the software from its current location; or,
  • Download the installation file.

In either event, once the Installation File is downloaded, you must double-click on the installation file from Windows Explorer to begin the application installation.

The Installation File can be discarded after the installation of the software. Its only purpose is to install the software on your workstation. After installation, it is no longer needed. If you need to install the software on other workstations, you can copy the Installation File to those workstations and use it to install the Form 60 application software on that particular workstation. The software must be installed on the local hard drive of each workstation using the Form 60 Submission System. It will not operate if installed on your network.

Internet Communications Problems

You will know when your workstation has Internet communication issues when:

  • Long waits occur while checking for updates;
  • You are unable to submit the Form 60 Filing; or
  • You are unable to receive FERC software updates.

The Form 60 Submission System uses HTTP (to get the list of respondents for initial creation of your database - you only use this when downloading initial data from FERC), FTP Receive (to check for and deliver Form 60 software and database updates) and FTP Send to submit your filings. These common Internet Communication Protocols may be blocked by your Internet Firewall for security reasons. If this is the case, your computer or network support personnel will need to allow communication to the FERC site with these protocols.

The easiest and most effective solution is to ask your Firewall Administrator to install a rule in the Firewall permitting HTTP Send/Receive and FTP Send/Receive from the DNS eforms1.ferc.gov. This presents a minimal or non-existent security risk since all communication requests are issued by the Client (your workstation). The FERC Forms Server does not "push" unsolicited information to your workstation. Therefore, in creating this rule in your Firewall, do not permit unsolicited incoming data.

Also, the IT personnel can try to whitelist from firewall the DNS and everyone that is accessing FERC Database if FTP is blocked at your company IT.

The filers/users can test the connection in within the Form 60 application by “Retrieve Company Listing” function. The successful respondents listing indicates that the connection has been correctly made. The function can be accessed by clicking on “Options/Data Download” button: