The EQR is the reporting mechanism FERC uses for public utilities to fulfill their responsibility under section 205(c) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) to have their rates and charges on file in a convenient form and place. The EQR contains Seller-provided data summarizing contractual terms and conditions in agreements for all jurisdictional services, including cost-based sales, market-based rate sales, and transmission service, as well as transaction information for short-term and long-term market-based power sales and cost-based power sales. Certain non-public utilities are also required to file EQRs under section 220 of the FPA, beginning in the third quarter of 2013.

 Recent Highlights

  • September 10, 2020 - The Office of Enforcement, Division of Accounting and Audits will host an Electric Quarterly Report users group meeting on September 23, 2020.  The Commission today issued a Supplemental Notice with the meeting agenda and registration details.  Please register for the meeting through the WebEx link provided on the event  page.  Meeting materials will be posted to the event page prior to the meeting.   Event Page;  Supplemental Notice and Meeting Agenda
  • August 24, 2020 - The Commission today issued an Order on Intent to Revoke Market-Based Rate Authority for six public utilities which failed to file Electric Quarterly Reports as specified in Order No. 2001.  See Docket Nos. ER02-2001-020 et al.. Access the order here.
  • August 3, 2020 - The Office of Enforcement, Division of Accounting and Audits will host an Electric Quarterly Report users group meeting on September 23, 2020. Staff intends to host this meeting electronically using WebEx, or another comparable platform.  An agenda will be issued prior to the meeting. Event Page;   Meeting Notice
  • June 18, 2020 - Order Revising and Clarifying Electric Quarterly Report Reporting Requirements.  Access the Order here.
  • April 2, 2020 - The Commission issued a Notice Granting Extension of Time until June 1, 2020 for filing Q1 2020 EQR.
  • February 27, 2020 - FERC today approved an Notice of Revocation of Market Based Rate Authority for thirteen public utilities who have failed to file Electric Quarterly Reports as specified in Order No. 2001. ER02-2001-020 

 All Announcements

 EQR Website Announcements

  • September 17. 2020 - The EQR team posted a new document to the EQR Data Submission Reference Material section of the webpage which lists both filing errors and validation messages, the reason for the message, and whether it results in an error, warning, or is for informational purposes.  

  • July 29, 2020An update was made to allow entry of the Balancing Authority BCHA (B.C. Hydro & Power Authority) and the Balancing Authority ONT (Ontario - Independent Electricity System Operator) in Field 57, Point of Delivery Balancing Authority (PODBA).  Please see “Allowable Entries for Balancing Authorities and Hubs” (link) for a list of current allowable entries.

  • July 15, 2020 - Please note that Validation Rule F.31.01 described below (July 10, 2020) has been temporarily changed from an error message to a warning message to allow additional time to make any necessary updates. A warning message will not prevent the submission of the EQR.  Please reference staff guidance for resolving this warning message here. Please reference the Change Log and/or Release Notes for a summary of the update.

  • July 10, 2020 – As reflected in the Electric Quarterly Report Change Log and Release Notes update 3.7.2, dated June 1, 2020, two validation rules were added effective for the reporting period beginning Q2-2020, that will result in an Error Message.  Validation Rule F.31.01: Any Seller for a given company must be either an Agent or Account Manager for that company and Validation Rule F.31.02: There should be only one Agent Contact per filing (hardened for XML submissions).  Please reference the Change Log and/or Release Notes for a summary of the update.
  • March 16, 2020 - Electric Quarterly Report Release Notes Update 3.7; two validation rules for Transactions were added that result in an Error Message, these are effective for the reporting period beginning Q1 2020. Please reference the EQR Release Notes for Validation Rule F.30.46 and Validation Rule F.30.47  for a summary of the modification.
  • December 2, 2019 - Electric Quarterly Report Release Notes Update 3.6; five previous validation rules for transactions were revised to result in an error, rather than a warning. The revisions will be in effect for the reporting period beginning Q4 2019. Please reference the EQR Release Notes  for a summary of upgrades, modifications, or corrections to the EQR filing system.

 EQR Users Group

EQR Reference Material

EQR Data Filers

Click the Login below to submit EQR data and access the EQR System.

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EQR Filing Deadlines


Quarter Dates

Due By


January 1 – March 31



April 1 – June 30



July 1 – September 30



October 1 – December 31


* EQRs are due by 5 p.m. ET on the Due Date. If the Due Date falls on a day the Commission is closed (e.g., a weekend or due to inclement weather or other emergency), then the Due Date is the first day the Commission is open following the closure Guidance for filing extension requests is available at EQR FAQ. Extension requests made through an electronic filing must use eFiling

EQR Data Submission Reference Material

EQR Compliance Material

  • Extension Requests for additional time to file an EQR report should be filed in Docket No. ER02-2001-000. 
  • If the seller’s name changes, if the seller merges with another entity, or has its tariff adopted by another entity, information for filing a Notice of Succession Access Here
  • When the facts or circumstances the Commission relied upon in granting a seller market-based rate authorization change, the seller is required to report the change by filing a Notice of Change in Status Access Here
  • Canceling your Market Based Rates - Notice of Cancellation of Market Based Rates

EQR Data Users

  • EQR data submitted to the Commission after Q3-2013 to Present.  

      Click the EQR Report Viewer below to access data.

EQR Report Viewer








  • EQR data submitted to the Commission before Q2-2013. (enter below reports to access)

  • Access a list of Market Based Rate companies here.

  • Access Public Utilities listed under the Federal Power Act here. (Companies listed by region) 

  • Access a list of companies that have canceled their Market-Based Rates here.

Contact Information

This page was last updated on September 17, 2020