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

  • January 8, 2021 - The Commission issued a Notice of Technical Conference in Docket No. AD21-8-000. The Commission will convene a staff-led technical conference on February 24, 2021 via webcast as part of a reassessment of the EQR requirements. The purpose of this technical conference is to provide a forum for Commission staff, filers, and data users to discuss potential changes to the current EQR data fields.  This technical conference is the first in a series of conferences related to a reassessment of the EQR requirements. Event Page
  • October 6, 2020 - the Commission today issued a Notice of Revocation of Market-Based Rate Authority and Termination of Electric Market-Based Rate Tariff for four 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 Notice here.   
  • 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.
  • June 18, 2020 - Order Revising and Clarifying Electric Quarterly Report Reporting Requirements.  Access the Order here.


 EQR Website Announcements

  • November 23, 2020 FERC staff has posted a redline and clean copy of the Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) Data Dictionary Version 3.5.  This version incorporates updates from the June 18, 2020 Order Revising and Clarifying EQR Reporting Requirements, and is effective for the Q1 2021 EQR filing period. The EQR Change Log (here)and Release Notes Version 3.8 (here) also incorporate updates for the Q1 2021 EQR filing period. 

  • November 23, 2020 – FERC Staff has upgraded the EQR Report Viewer to include additional filter options, batch downloads, and notations for no submission. 

  • 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.

 Achieved Highlights and Website Announcements

EQR Meetings (Users Group and Technical Conferences)

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

EQR Report Viewer

Contact Information

This page was last updated on July 19, 2021