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Kimball Wind, LLC v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1236 Order denying complaint and petition, seeking reimbursement of funds paid to WAPA for the expansion of WAPA’s Kimball Substation.  Kimball Wind, LLC v. Western Area Power Administration, Rocky Mountain Region, 183 FERC ¶ 61,085 (2023), order on reh’g, 184 FERC ¶ 61,150 (2023).
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Healthy Gulf, et al.

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1226 Order issuing certificate to construct and operate two new interstate natural gas pipelines (Line 200 and Line 300 Project) in Beauregard and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana.  Driftwood Pipeline LLC, 183 FERC ¶ 61,049 (2023); Notice of Denial of Rehearing by Operation of Law, 185 FERC ¶ 62,064 (Nov. 6, 2023).
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Stingray Pipeline Company, LLC v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1288 Order authorizing abandonments, of offshore and mainline facilities, by removal, in-place, and sale to Triton Gathering LLC, and determining jurisdictional status of facilities. Stingray Pipeline Co., L.L.C., 183 FERC ¶ 61,201 (2023), order on reh’g, 185 FERC ¶ 61,171 (2023).
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City of Port Isabel, et al. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1175, et al. Order on remand, reaffirming authorization of Texas LNG facility. Texas LNG Brownsville LLC, 183 FERC ¶ 61,047 (2023), order on reh’g, 185 FERC ¶ 61,079 (2023).
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Capital Power Corporation, et al. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1134, et al. Order on tariff revisions concerning reactive power supply. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., 182 FERC ¶ 61,033 (2023), order on reh’g, 184 FERC ¶ 61,022 (2023).
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City of Port Isabel, et al. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1174, et al. Order on remand from 2021 D.C. Cir. decision, Vecinos para el Bienestar de la Comunidad Costera v. FERC, 6 F.4th 1321 (D.C. Cir. 2021), and amending Rio Grande LNG certificate.  Rio Grande LNG, LLC & Rio Bravo Pipeline Company, LLC, 183 FERC ¶ 61,046 (2023), order on reh’g, 185 FERC ¶ 61,080 (2023).
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In re: Louisiana Public Service Commission

5th Cir. No. 60113 Response of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Opposition to Renewed Petition For Writ of Mandamus
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Entergy Arkansas, LLC, et al. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 22-1334 and 23-1151 Order rejecting proposed tariff revisions, to require market participants representing load serving entities participating in MISO’s planning resource auction to implement a Minimum Capacity Obligation.  Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., 180 FERC ¶ 61,142 (2022), order on reh’g, 183 FERC ¶ 61,112 (2023).
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Tenaska Clear Creek Wind, LLC v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1081 and 23-1152 Order denying complaint and petition, alleging that SPP and AECI have adopted certain operating guides that result in improper curtailment of Tenaska’s Clear Creek Wind generating facility.  Tenaska Clear Creek Wind, LLC v. Southwest Power Pool, Inc., et al., 181 FERC ¶ 61,1225 (2022), order on reh’g, 183 FERC ¶ 61,043 (2023).
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Hecate Energy LLC v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1089, et al. Order conditionally accepting filing to reform PJM interconnection process, by transitioning from a serial first-come, first-served queue process to a first-ready, first-served clustered cycle approach.  PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 181 FERC ¶ 61,162 (2022), order on reh’g, 184 FERC ¶ 61,006 (2023).    
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Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, et al. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 21-1256, et al. Orders rejecting rate filing and denying complaint, challenging funding methodology for System Upgrade Facilities and System Deliverability Upgrades.  New York Independent System Operator, Inc., et al., 176 FERC ¶ 61,143 (2021), and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., et al. v. New York Independent System Operator, Inc., 176 FERC ¶ 61,149 (2021), order on reh’g, 178 FERC ¶ 61,194 (2022).  
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Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, Inc. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1046 Order granting, subject to conditions, Texas Gas application to construct and operate natural gas facilities in Kentucky and Indiana (Henderson County Expansion Project), to serve new natural gas-fired electric generation turbines at CenterPoint’s existing A.B. Brown plant in Posey County, Indiana.  Texas Gas Transmission, LLC, 181 FERC ¶ 61,049 (2022); Notice of Denial of Rehearing by Operation of Law and Providing for Further Consideration, 181 FERC ¶ 62,197 (Dec. 22, 2022); Notice of Denial of Rehearing by Operation of Law (June 8, 2023).  
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Appalachian Power Company v. FERC

4th Cir. No. 23-1192 Order on petition for declaratory order, asking the Commission to declare that Blue Ridge members are permitted to utilize battery storage technology on their systems to manage their demands under the terms of full requirements power contracts with Appalachian Power.  Blue Ridge Power Agency, 181 FERC ¶ 61,048 (2022); Notices of Denial of Rehearing by Operation of Law, 181 FERC ¶ 62,199 (2022) and 184 FERC ¶ 62,048 (2023).  
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City of Port Isabel, et al. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1174, et al. Respondent’s opposition to motion for stay. Rio Grande LNG, LLC & Rio Bravo Pipeline Company, LLC, 183 FERC ¶ 61,046 (2023), order on reh’g, 185 FERC ¶ 61,080 (2023).   
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1041, et al. Order on remand, concluding that San Francisco’s loads within the customer classes served on October 24, 1992, are entitled to grandfathered service under PG&E’s Wholesale Distribution Tariff.  City & Cty. of San Francisco v. Pac. Gas & Elec. Co., 181 FERC ¶ 61,036 (2022), order on reh’g, 182 FERC ¶ 61,167 (2023).  
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New York State Public Service Commission v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1192, et al. Order on rehearing, reversing order on remand, shortening length of amortization period (from 20 to 17 years) when calculating the net annual cost of the hypothetical peaking plant used to define the demand curves in the New York ISO Installed Capacity Market.  New York Independent System Operator, Inc., 183 FERC ¶ 61,130 (May 19, 2023), order on reh’g, 185 FERC ¶ 61,010 (Oct. 4, 2023).
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Tenaska Clear Creek Wind, LLC v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 22-1059, et al. Order granting in part, and denying in part, complaint, alleging that SPP erroneously assigned Tenaska approximately $66 million in network upgrade costs during a restudy of Tenaska’s Clear Creek Wind Project as part of SPP’s affected system study process. Tenaska Clear Creek Wind, LLC v.
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Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1075 Notice that the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s denial of Brookfield’s request for water quality certification under section 401 of the Clean Water Act for the Shawmut Hydroelectric Project satisfies the requirements of section 121.7(e)(1) of the EPA’s regulations implementing the CWA.  Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC (Notice issued Nov. 22, 2022), order on reh’g, 182 FERC ¶ 61,169 (2023).  
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Paragould Light & Water Commission v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 23-1133 Order affirming ALJ initial decision, that SPP proposal to place Nixa transmission facilities in Zone 10 is consistent with cost causation principles and is otherwise just and reasonable. Southwest Power Pool, Inc., 182 FERC ¶ 61,141 (2023), order on reh’g, 184 FERC ¶ 61,004 (2023).
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Entergy Arkansas, LLC, et al. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. Nos. 22-1335 and 23-1111 Order accepting proposed tariff revisions, to establish a seasonal resource adequacy construct, subject to condition.  Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., 180 FERC ¶ 61,141 (2022), order on reh’g, 182 FERC ¶ 61,096 (2023).