NEW ENGLAND POWER POOL

Litigation Updates & Reports


  Activity Since the Dec 2 Report            
    Last Update: Jan 6 2:45pm 
            Date Proceeding
Type
Docket Brief Description
Jan 6 De-List Bid Information Release Change ER16-538 NEPGA submits comments supporting changes jointly filed by ISO-NE and NEPOOL
Jan 5 ARA ICR Values ER16-446 ISO-NE answers protests filed by Protests filed by Dominion, NEPGA, and NRG
Dec 31 Opinion 531-A Refund Reports  EL11-66  Local Refund Reports submitted by: CL&P, PSNH, WMECO; CMP; NHT; NSTARUI; comment date Jan 21
Dec 31 Attachment F ER16-116 FERC grants extension of time, to Feb 15, 2016, for Eversource response to Dec 16 deficiency letter
Dec 30 FCM Resource Retirement Reforms ER16-551 NEPOOL files comments
Dec 30 FCA10 ICR Values ER16-307  NEPGA answers ISO-NE's Dec 16 answer
Dec 30 FCA9 Results Filing ER15-1137 FERC denies UWUA rehearing request
Dec 30 Membership  EL16-670  Memberships: Archer Energy; Solea Energy; Terminations: Beacon Power, Tyngsboro Spindle, Gulf Oil, Hawkes Meadow Energy; Name Change: Uniper Global Commodities North America  
Dec 29 Regional Interest EC16-58 ReEnergy Sterling requests authorization for change in upstream owner (no longer a Related Person of any Participant)
Dec 28 206 Proceeding: RNS/LNS Rates & Rate Protocols EL16-19 FERC finds that the PTO RNS and LNS formula rate protocols (transparency and challenge procedures) unjust and unreasonable, and that the RNS/LNS rates themselves may be unjust and unreasonable; establishes hearing and settlement judge procedures
Dec 28 206 Proceeding: Zonal Sloped Demand Curves EL16-15;
ER14-1639
FERC finds vertical demand curves within constrained zones unjust and unreasonable; directs filing of zonal sloped demand curves for FCA11 by Mar 31, 2016
Dec 28 Membership  ER16-428 FERC accepts the memberships of: Niagara Wind Power, Residents Energy, Utility Expense Reduction; and the terminations of: Barclays and Twin Cities Power
Dec 24 Attachment F ER16-116 Eversource requests extension of time, to Feb 15, 2016, to respond to Dec 16 deficiency letter
Dec 23 DR Changes ER16-167 FERC accepts Tariff changes delaying full integration of DR into the New England Markets by one year, revising the DR baseline methodology, and modifying the simultaneous auditing requirements of Real-Time DR and RTEG Resources 
Dec 23 Winter Rel. Compl. Filing ER15-2208-002 FERC accepts Oct 26 Winter Reliability Program compliance filing
Dec 23 NCPC Credit Revisions ER16-250 FERC accepts revisions, eff. Feb 1, 2016
Dec 23 Opinion 531-A Refund Report EL11-66 National Grid submits refund report pursuant to Opinion Nos. 531-A and 531-B for customers taking local network service under Schedule 21-NEP; comment date Jan 13
Dec 22 Lotus Energy FCA10 Complaint EL16-22 Lotus Energy files complaint asserting application of the ISO-NE Tariff’s offer floor mitigation rules to its projects for FCA10 is unjust and unreasonable and should be remedied by waiver of those Tariff provisions; comment date Jan 21
Dec 22 2013/14 Winter Reliability Prog. Challenge DC Cir. 14-1104 DC Circuit remands FERC's decision in ER13-2266, agreeing with TransCanada that the record upon which FERC relied is devoid of any evidence regarding how much of the Program cost was attributable to profit and risk mark-up, without which FERC could not properly assess whether the Program’s rates were just and reasonable. FERC must either offer a reasoned justification for the Order or revise its disposition to ensure that the Program rates are just and reasonable
Dec 22 CSO Terminations ER16-225 FERC accepts termination of Enerwise CSOs
Dec 22 Sched. 20A-ES & 21-ES: Eversource Updates ER16-348 FERC accepts changes to titles of Schedules 20A-ES and 51-ES and changes to references to NU and Northeast Utilities to ES and Eversource
Dec 22-Dec 21 ARA ICR Values ER16-446 Protests filed by Dominion, NEPGANRG;
Comments filed by NESCOE
Dec 21 Resource Retirement Reforms  ER16-551 FERC grants extension of comment date to Jan 11, 2016 
Dec 18 Resource Retirement Reforms ER16-551 NEPGA requests extension of comment date on ISO-NE filing to Jan 11, 2016
Dec 18 Base ROE Complaints
(2012 & 2014)
EL13-33
EL14-86
Finding none of the parties performed the discounted cash flow (DCF) methodology in accordance with the FERC’s preferred approach, Trial Judge Sterner reopens the record for the limited purpose of having calculations re-run based on data already in the record as of the close of hearing on July 2, 2015, so that the zone of reasonableness and ROE can be established in both cases; Jan 5 prehearing conference scheduled; Chief Judge Cintron adopts schedule for supplemental reply briefs and a Mar 31 Initial Decision date 
Dec 17 FCM Resource Retirement Reforms ER16-551 ISO-NE files FCM Resource Retirement Reforms; comment date Jan 11, 2016
Dec 16 De-List Bid Information Release Change ER16-538 ISO-NE and NEPOOL jointly file changes to support competitiveness of FCM, resource-specific bid and offer prices to remain confidential even after completion of an FCA; comment date Jan 6
Dec 16 FCA10 ICR Values ER16-307 ISO-NE answers protests filed Dec 1 by Dominion, NEPGA, NRG
Dec 16 Attachment F ER16-116 FERC issues deficiency letter with respect to Eversource CCRP Cost Treatment Proposal; response and actions required on or before Jan 15
Dec 16 CSO Terminations ER16-226: GMP
ER16-224: Dir
ER16-223: TE
ER16-222: WPH
FERC accepts terminations of CSOs of Green Mountain Power (GMP); Direct Energy (Dir); Twin Eagle (TE); and Brookfield White Pine Hydro (WPH)
Dec 14 Order 1000 Compliance ER13-193-006
ER13-196-005
FERC accepts 4th Regional Compliance filing
Dec 14 SeaLink 2014/15 RNS Recovery 206 Proceeding EL15-85 NHT responds to Public Representatives' Dec 11 clarification requests, taking no position on whether the FERC should provide the requested clarifications, but should it, stating no objection to the FERC making the clarifications requested 
Dec 14 SeaLink 2014/15 RNS Recovery 206 Proceeding EL15-85 Chief Judge GRANTS joint motion for reconsideration of
Track I Schedule; proceeding will be conducted in accordance with a Track II schedule
Dec 14 Regional Interest  ER16-518 CMP files non-conforming, 2-party SGIA with Hackett Mills (a 500 kW facility on the Little Androscoggin River, Poland, Maine) to replace expiring PPA
Dec 11 Membership ER16-192 FERC accepts membership of CommonWealth Resource Management (AR Small RG Group Member); Everyday Energy (Related Person of Viridian Energy, Supplier Sector); Shipley Energy (Supplier Sector); SRECTrade, Inc. (GIS-Only Participant); and Lotus Danbury LMS100 One and Lotus Danbury LMS100 Two (Provisional Group Member); (ii) INVOLUNTARY termination of the Participant status of Demansys (AR Small LR Group Member); and (iii) voluntary termination of the Participant status of MoArk and Turner Energy (End User Sector)  
Dec 11 SeaLink 2014/15 RNS Recovery 206 Proceeding EL15-85 Public Representatives request clarification of FERC's Aug 12 orders instituting the 206 proceeding and accepting the info filing establishing hearing and settlement judge procedures
Dec 11 SeaLink 2014/15 RNS Recovery 206 Proceeding  EL15-85 Public Representatives submit unopposed motion for reconsideration of establishment of Track I procedural time standards (requesting slower Track II schedule)
Dec 11 Regional Interest  ER16-510 NSTAR submits Design & Engineering Agreement between itself and NRG Canal 3 Development LLC setting forth the terms & conditions for interconnection design and engineering activities to be undertaken prior to execution of an LGIA for NRG's proposed 342 MW Sandwich, MA facility 
Dec 11 Regional Interest ER16-509 NSTAR submits Design & Engineering Agreement between itself and Exelon West Medway setting forth the terms & conditions for interconnection design and engineering activities to be undertaken prior to execution of an LGIA for Exelon's proposed 207 MW West Medway, MA facility 
Dec 11 Regional Interest EC16-50 Narragansett requests authorization to acquire interconnection assets associated with the Johnston, RI Entergy Rhode Island State Energy combined cycle, natural gas-fired generating facility 
Dec 10 FCA10 Info Filing ER16-308 ISO-NE answers Lotus Energy Group protest
Dec 10 Estimation of Hourly Charges ER16-286 FERC accepts FAP changes modifying how collateral requirements related to Hourly Charges are estimated
Dec 10 Review Board Dissolution ER16-159 FERC accepts Review Board dissolution, eff. Jan 1
Dec 10 SeaLink 2014/15 RNS Recovery 206 Proceeding  EL15-85 Trial Judge Baten schedules prehearing conference for Dec 17, 2016
Dec 9 NESCOE 2016 Budget ER16-93 FERC accepts NESCOE 2016 Budget filing
Dec 8 SeaLink 2014/15 RNS Recovery 206 Proceeding  EL15-85
errata
Chief Judge Cintron terminates settlement judge procedures and designates ALJ Philip C. Baten as the presiding trial judge; hearing subject to Track I procedural time standards
Dec 8 Membership ER16-214 FERC accepts 128th Agreement (GIS-Only Participant Amendments)
Dec 7 Emera MPD OATT Changes ER15-1429
EL16-3
FERC sets these matters for hearing and settlement judge procedures after conditionally accepting the MPD OATT revisions, effective Jun 1, 2015, subject to the outcome of ER12-1650, and instituting a Section 206 proceeding to determine whether the MPD OATT is just and reasonable; Emera compliance filing due Jan 6
Dec 4 CTS Winter Reliability Program Cost Allocation ER16-462 ISO-NE and NEPOOL jointly file changes;
comment date Dec 28
Dec 4 Sched. 21-EM ER16-273 FERC accepts corrections to Schedule 21-EM
Dec 4 ISO-NE 2016 Budget ER16-92 FERC accepts 2016 ISO-NE Administrative Costs and Capital Budgets, eff. Jan 1, 2016 
Dec 4 SeaLink 2014/15 RNS Recovery 206 Proceeding EL15-85 Settlement Judge Young issues final report, identifying as irreconcilable in settlement the issue of total
going-forward financial responsibility
Dec 1 Connected Entity Data Collection NOPR RM15-23 NEPOOL files comments
Dec 1 FCA10 ICR Values ER16-307 Protests filed by: Dominion, NEPGA, NRG; Comments filed by: NEPOOLNESCOE
Dec 1 ARA ICR Values ER16-446  ISO-NE and NEPOOL jointly file ICR-Related Values and HQICCs for the 2016/17 ARA3, 2017/18 ARA2; and 2018/19 ARA1; comment date Dec 22
Dec 1 CTS ER15-2641-001  ISO-NE files notice of CTS Effective Date (Dec 15, 2015) and minor changes in response to Nov 9 order
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