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Litigation Updates & Reports


  Activity Since the Jun 4 Report            
    Last Update: Jun 5 11:00pm                          
Date Proceeding
Type
Docket Brief Description
Jun 5 3rd Regional Order 1000 Compl. Filing ER13-193-004
ER13-196-005
NEPOOL submits comments in support of the May 18, 2015 3rd Order 1000 regional compliance filing
Jun 5 CSO Termination ER15-1867 ISO-NE files termination of Direct Energy Business Marketing CSOs (Resource Nos. 37933, 37929, 37932 )
Jun 5 CSO Termination ER15-1866 ISO-NE files partial termination of Efficiency Maine Trust CSO (Resource No. 38057)
Jun 3 FCA1 Results Remand Proceeding ER08-633 FERC (i) reverses its prior determination in its previous orders and finds that, given that ISO-NE had prohibited resources needed for reliability from prorating quantity based on its interpretation of the Proration Rule, it is appropriate to consider resettlements to those resources that were not able to prorate quantity; and (ii) establishes a briefing schedule to develop a better record on the question of resettlements
Jun 3 Regional Interest EC15-103 FERC authorizes transaction whereby UI will become an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Iberdrola, S.A (and a Related Person of Central Maine Power, Iberdrola Renewables, and New York State Electric & Gas Corp.)
Jun 2 CSO Termination ER15-1660  FERC accepts partial termination of Brookfield White Pine Hydro CSOs (Resource Nos. 328, 569)
Jun 2 eTariff Corrections ER15-1455 FERC accepts corrections to the following sections of the ISO’s eTariff: I.2.2 (Definitions); III.2 and III.2 (LMPs, Real-Time Reserve Clearing Prices Calculation; Accounting/Billing); III.13.2(Annual FCA); III.13.7 (Performance, Payments & Charges in the FCM); and MR1 Appendix E2 (Load Response Program)
Jun 2 Riggs v.
RI PUC II
EL15-61  Riggs protests RI PUC May 19 answer
Jun 2 Sched. 21-NEP ER15-1838 NGrid files amended Facilities Coordination and Backup
Service Agreement between Mass. Elec. and Paxton Municipal Light Department
Jun 1 203 App: CSC/AIA Energy EC15-122 FERC authorizes transaction that will make Cross-Sound Cable an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of AIA Energy
May 29 FCA-10 Capacity Zn. Boundaries ER15-1462 FERC accepts ISO-NE filing identifying two potential new boundaries for Capacity Zones for FCA-10 -- Southeastern New England and Northern New England -- effective May 29
May 29 Membership ER15-1807 NEPOOL requests termination of New England ITC 
May 29 Sched. 21-UI ER15-1808 UI files revisions to Schedule 21-UI to recover Pootatuck Project Non-Pool Supported Costs
May 29 Base ROE Complaints (2012 & 2014) EL14-86
EL13-33
Supplemental Testimony filed by TOs (Avera, Lapson); Complainant-Aligned Parties; EMCOS (Wilson TestimonyExhibits); and FERC Staff
May 29 Regional Report not docketed ISO-NE submits FERC Form 3Q (quarterly financial report) for 2015 Q1
May 28 Regional Report ER15-1710 NEPOOL submits comments on ISO-NE May 13 Capital Budget Report for 2015 Q1
May 28 DNE Dispatch Changes ER15-1509 ISO-NE answers SunEdison and RENEW Northeast comments
May 22 FCM Mitigation Package Market Rule Changes ER15-1650 Protests filed by: NEPGA, NextEra/NRG/PSEG, Brookfield, Entergy, Champlain VT; comments submitted by NESCOENEPOOL files errata and supplement
May 22 ISO-NE eTariff correction  ER15-1768 ISO-NE files correction to Section III.10 to correct incomplete version accepted in ER15-1009 (FRM FROC changes)
May 22 Regional Interest ER15-1429 Maine Customer Group files protest to Emera Maine/MPD 
May 1 filing
May 22 Regional Interest ER15-1530 FERC accepts termination of Braintree participation in REMVEC II Agreement (NSTAR now serves as LCC)
May 20 FCM Mitigation Package Market Rule Changes ER15-1650 NEPOOL submits supplemental comments with add'l info. regarding the stakeholder process that led to NEPOOL’s support for the FCM Mitigation Changes
May 20 Regional Report ZZ15-4 ISO-NE IMM submits 2014 Annual Markets Report
May 20 Regional Interest ER15-1383 FERC accepts NSTAR/HQ US CMEEC Use Rights Transfer Agreement
May 19 Order 1000 Compl. Changes ER13-193
ER13-196
FERC denies ISO-NE request for 45-day extension of time
May 19 3rd Regional Order 1000 Compl. Filing ER13-193-004
ER13-196-005
ISO-NE and PTO AC jointly submit revisions to Sections I and II of the ISO-NE Tariff (-005) and to the TOA (-004) to comply with the Mar 19 order on the 2nd Regional Order 1000 compliance filing
May 19 Order 676-H: Sched. 24 Revs. ER15-519 FERC conditionally accepts ISO-NE’s Order No. 676-H compliance filing, effective May 15, 2015, denies ISO-NE's request for continued waiver of Version 003 NAESB
Standards and of the standards relating to Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS) or Service Across Multiple Transmission Systems (SAMTS), and directs a further compliance filing to be submitted on or before Jul 20
May 19 Order 676-H: PTO, SSP, CSC Compliance  ER15-517 FERC conditionally accepts Filing Parties’ Order No. 676-H compliance filing, effective May 15, 2015, denies
requested waivers of certain transmission provider standards, dismisses requested waivers of reliability coordinator and balancing authority standards as unnecessary, and directs a
further compliance filing to be submitted on or before Jul 20
May 19 NRG Canal 2 2015/16 ARA3 Complaint EL15-57 GenOn (NRG) answers ISO-NE's May 6 answer
May 19 FCA-10 Capacity Zn. Boundaries ER15-1462 NEPOOL answers New England Suppliers' supplemental comments and request for clarification
May 18 Base ROE Complaints (2012 & 2014) EL14-86
EL13-33
Rebuttal testimony submitted by EMCOS and Complainant-Aligned Parties
May 18 Regional Report  ER14-1639 ISO-NE submits informational report on progress towards developing zonal demand curves
May 18 Sched 21-EM ER15-1434 Emera Maine submits errata to May 6 and May 12 filings
May 18  Emera Maine MPD OATT Order 676-H Compl. Filing ER15-1419 FERC conditionally accepts Emera Maine’s Order No. 676-H compliance filing, effective May 15, 2015, denies
requested waivers of certain transmission provider standards, dismisses requested waivers of reliability coordinator, balancing authority, and RTO/ISO standards as unnecessary, and directs a further compliance filing to be submitted on or before Jul 17
May 15 Fed Court Appeals ER13-193
ER13-196
Challenges to May 17, 2013 and Mar 19, 2015 Order 1000 Compliance Filing orders filed by NESCOE (part 1 and part 2) and TOs
May 15 FCA-10 Capacity Zn. Boundaries ER15-1462 NEPGA amends Apr 27 protest to include information regarding ISO-NE announcement that it will not propose sloped zonal demand curves in import and export-constrained Capacity Zones for FCA-10; GDF Suez answers New England Suppliers' May 6 request for clarification
May 15 Order 1000 Compl. Changes ER13-193-004
ER13-196-003
FERC issues tolling order affording it add'l time to consider ISO-NE Apr 20 request for rehearing of Mar 19 order
May 15 2014/15 Transmission Rate Filing ER09-1532 NHT answers Public Representatives' Apr 29 Partial Protest, asserting that NHT’s recovery of SeaLink planning expenses is fully consistent with both the TOA and the OATT
May 14 Order 1000 Regional Compliance Changes  ER13-1960
ER13-1957
FERC conditionally accepts, subject to compliance filings due Jul 14, revisions to the ISO Tariff to comply with the interregional coordination and cost allocation requirements of Orders 1000 and 1000-A and (ii) an Amended and Restated Northeastern ISO/RTO Planning Coordination Protocol
May 14 Base ROE Complaints (2012 & 2014) EL14-86
EL13-33
FERC denies TOs' requests for rehearing of orders issued on Jun 19, 2014 in EL13-33 and Nov 24, 2014 in EL14-86
May 14 FCA9 Results Filing  ER15-1317 UWUA Local 464 answers NEPGA's Apr 28 answer
May 14 DNE Dispatch Changes ER15-1509 Comments submitted by SunEdison and RENEW Northeast
May 13 Order 1000 Compl. Changes ER13-193
ER13-196
FERC denies ISO-NE request for shortened answer period to its May 11 request for a 45-day extension of time; answers to the ISO-NE request are due May 18 
May 13 FCA-10 Capacity Zn. Boundaries ER15-1462 ISO-NE answer New England Suppliers' May 6 supplemental comments and request for clarification
May 13 Regional Report ER15-1710 ISO-NE submits Capital Budget Report for 2015 Q1
May 12  Membership  ER15-1417 FERC accepts the membership of Evergreen Wind Power II & Jericho Power, and the termination of Lincoln Paper and Tissue's Participant status 
May 12 Membership Not Docketed ISO submits notice of suspension from the New England Markets of LaBrees and Hess
May 12 Sched 21-EM ER15-1434 Emera Maine submits errata to May 6 filing
May 11 Order 1000 Compl. Changes ER13-193
ER13-196
 
ISO requests 45-day extension (from May 18 to Jul 2, 2015) of the deadline for submission of 2 elements of the required further compliance filing that relate to its Apr 20 request for clarification and/or re-hearing of the Mar 19 Order 1000 Compliance Rehearing Order  
May 11 Order 1000
Compl. Changes
ER13-193
ER13-196
ISO-NE answers LSP Transmission opposition to ISO-NE’s Apr 20 request for clarification and/or re-hearing of Mar 19 Order
May 11 FAP Changes  ER15-1493 FERC accepts Deposit Account Changes, eff. Jun 12 
May 11 Riggs v.
RI PUC II
EL15-61 RI PUC requests additional time (to Jun 11) to answer Riggs' Petition for EnforcementRiggs responds to RI PUC request; Deepwater Wind protests Petition.
May 8 2014/15 Transmission Rate Filing ER09-1532 NESCOE files intervenes and files comments in response to Public Representatives' Apr 29 Partial Protest
May 8 FCA-10 Capacity Zn. Boundaries ER15-1462 ISO-NE files answer to protests and comments
May 7 FCA-10 Capacity Zn. Boundaries ER15-1462 NESCOE answers comments and protests
May 6 NRG Canal 2 2015/16 ARA3 Complaint EL15-57  ISO-NE answers and PSEG supports GenOn 2015/16 ARA3 Complaint/Waiver Request
May 6 FCA-10 Capacity Zn. Boundaries ER15-1462  New England Suppliers (Essential Power, Granite Ridge, NextEra) submit supplemental comments and request clarification (that ISO-NE must submit its zonal demand curve proposal for FCA-10)
May 6 DNE Dispatch Changes ER15-1509 FERC grants one-week extension of time to file comments (to May 14) as requested by RENEW
May 6 Sched 21-EM ER15-1434 Emera Maine submits informational filing identifying updated charges under Schedule 21-EM based on most recently filed FERC Form 1 data
May 5 PER Mechanism Elimination ER15-1184 FERC accepts elimination of FCM Peak Energy Rent mechanism beginning Jun 1, 2019 (FCA-10)
May 5 Importers’ FCA Offers Review/ Mitigation ER15-117-004 FERC accepts Apr 1 changes (Compliance Filing II) that allow New Import Capacity Resources to submit up to 5 price-quantity pairs as part of their FCA offer information
May 5 Importers’ FCA Offers Review/ Mitigation   ER15-117-001 FERC accepts Jan 14 filing (Compliance Filing I), which corrected a cross-reference in Section III.13.1.3.5.7 (Qual. Determ. Notification for New Import Capacity Resources)
May 5 DNE Dispatch Changes ER15-1509  RENEW requests one week extension of time, to May 14, 2015, to file comments on DNE Dispatch Changes
May 4 CSO Termination  ER15-1660 ISO-NE files parital termination of Brookfield White Pine Hydro CSOs (Resource Nos. 328, 569)
May 4 Sched. 21-VEC
& 20-VEC
ER10-1181 VEC submits errata to annual formula rates update
May 4 Schedule 20A-EM and 21-EM ER15-1434 FERC accepts changes to Schedule 21-EM (to ensure charges under the schedule reflect only costs of service over Emera Maine's Non-PTF System that is subject to that schedule) and 20A-EM (corrections)
May 4 Regional Interest  ER15-1466 ISO-NE submits errata filing revising Apr 7 filing of amendments to Block Island Power (TSA-NEP-83) and Narragansett (TSA-NEP-86) Local Service Agreements
May 1 Market Rule Changes ER15-1650 ISO-NE and NEPOOL jointly file IMM’s FCM Mitigation Package
May 1 Market Rule Changes ER15-1646 ISO-NE and NEPOOL jointly file CLAIM10/CLAIM30 Generator Audit Revisions
May 1 Membership  ER15-1639  New Member: Chester Municipal Light Dept.; Terminations: DR Power, NYSEG Solutions; Name Changes: Entrust Energy East, Dynegy Resources Management, Brown Bear II Hydro
May 1 OATT Attach. F Revisions ER15-1629 NSTAR files changes in response to FERC Audit Report revising OATT Attachment F to permit recovery of return on certain transmission-related plant assets and the associated amortization and depreciation expenses through its RNS revenue requirement consistent with its Local Transmission Service revenue requirement 
May 1 Demand Curve Compl. Filing  ER14-1639-003  FERC accepts compliance filing clarifying that a resource, including generation resources and eligible demand resources, cannot utilize both the price lock-in election and the renewable resource exemption
May 1 Sched. 21-VEC 
& 20-VEC
ER10-1181 VEC submits 2015/16 annual formula rates update
May 1 Regional Interest  ER15-1429 Emera files corrections to MPD OATT Changes
Apr 30 Fed Court Appeal EL11-66  Challenges to Opinion 531 et al. filed by EMCOS and TOs  
Apr 30 Opinion 531-A Compliance Filing: GMP ER15-412 FERC accepts Green Mountain Power compliance filing
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