NEW ENGLAND POWER POOL

Litigation Updates & Reports


  Activity Since the Jan 6 Report            
    Last Update: Feb 4 3:00pm 
Date Proceeding
Type
Docket Brief Description
Feb 4 Calpine Waiver Request ER16-708 FERC grants requested waiver allowing Calpine to correct its New Capacity Qual. Package to reflect its desire to lock-in the FCA10 Capacity Clearing Price for the next six Capacity Commitment Periods (inadvertently omitted from qual. package)
Feb 3 206: Zonal Sloped Demand Curves  EL16-15 FERC grants extension of time, to Apr 15, 2016, to submit filing in response to Dec 28 order
Feb 3 Greater Boston Area Trans. Solution Plan Cost Sharing Agreements ER16-878
ER16-879
ER16-882
NSTAR, PSNH, and NGrid file Cost Sharing Agreements for the Greater Boston Area Transmission Solution Plan; comment date Feb 24 
Feb 2 Lotus Energy FCA10 Waiver Request EL16-22 Lotus Energy withdraws its waiver request/complaint and its Jan 28 answer/emergency motion (noting its intention to pursue through the stakeholder process changes to the relevant portions of the Market Rules)
Feb 2 DNE Dispatch Effective Date ER16-870 ISO-NE files to establish May 25, 2016 as effective date for DNE Dispatch changes; comment date Feb 23
Feb 2 De-List Bid Information Release Change ER16-538 FERC accepts changes, effective Feb 14, 2016
Feb 2 SeaLink2014/15 RNS Recovery 206 Proceeding  EL15-85 NHT files initial direct testimony, exhibits and workpapers
Feb 2 Regional Interest  ER16-510 FERC accepts Design & Engineering Agreement between NSTAR and NRG Canal 3 Development, eff. Dec 11, 2015 
Feb 2 Regional Interest ER16-509 FERC accepts Design & Engineering Agreement between NSTAR and Exelon West Medway II, eff. Dec 11, 2015
Feb 1 FCM Resource Retirement Reforms ER16-551 EMM (Potomac Economics) files comments supporting ISO-NE proposal and proposing 3 modifications
Feb 1  CSO Termination  ER16-864 ISO-NE files to partially terminate Spruce Mountain Wind CSO (Resource ID 38173); comment date Feb 22 
Jan 31 ARA ICR Values ER16-446  FERC accepts ICR-Related Values and HQICCs for the 2016/17 ARA3, 2017/18 ARA2; and 2018/19 ARA1
Jan 29 RSP Timing Changes ER16-819 ISO-NE and NEPOOL jointly file changes to modify the timing of the full RSP report (to once every 2 years rather than yearly); comment date Feb 19 
Jan 29 NEPGA DR Capacity Complaint EL15-21 In light of Supreme Court ruling in FERC v EPSA, NEPGA withdraws complaint
Jan 29 Membership ER16-836 New Member: GBE Power Inc.; Terminations: Glacial, Parkview AMC, Vermont Marble; Name Change: Constellation Energy Power Choice, LLC
Jan 29 Membership ER16-820 Noth America Power Partners involuntary termination filing
Jan 29 Membership ER16-818 Negawatt involuntary termination filing
Jan 29 Regional Interest  ER16-816 Eversource files to terminate Service Agreement No. 68 under Schedule 21-NSTAR
Jan 29 Regional Report ZZ15-4 IMM files Quarterly Report (Fall 2015)
Jan 29  Regional Interest  ER16-840 Emera Maine files notice of termination of two Long-Term Service Agreements with Covanta Maine under Schedule 21-BHE that expired by their own terms on Dec 31, 2015
Jan 28 CTS Winter Reliability Program Cost Allocation ER16-462 FERC accepts changes, eff. Dec 15, 2015
Jan 28 Base ROE Complaints
(2012 & 2014)
EL14-86
EL13-33
Complainant-Aligned Parties Oppose TO's Jan 27 Motion to Strike
Jan 28 Lotus Energy FCA10 Waiver Request EL16-22 Lotus answers Jan 21 answers by ISO-NE and NRG; makes emergency motion requesting FERC delay start of FCA10 until after FERC acts on the Lotus Complaint and ISO-NE has had sufficient time to implement relief
Jan 27  206: Zonal Sloped Demand Curves  EL16-15 NEPOOL, ISO-NE and NESCOE request extension of time, to Apr 15, 2016, to submit compliance filing
Jan 27 FCM Resource Retirement Reforms ER16-551 ISO-NE and Eversource file answers to protests
Jan 27 RNS/LNS Rates and Rate Protocols EL16-19 VEC requests rehearing of Dec 28 Order
Jan 27 Membership Not Docketed ISO-NE files notice of Jan 26 suspension of Lotus Danbury LMS100 One, LLC
Jan 27 Membership Not Docketed ISO-NE files notice of Jan 26 suspension of Lotus Danbury LMS100 Two, LLC 
Jan 27 Base ROE Complaints
(2012 & 2014)
EL14-86
EL13-33
TOs move to strike CT PURA supplemental testimony and exhibits 
Jan 27 NOPR: Wind Gens Reactive Power Reqs RM16-1 NEPOOL files initial comments
Jan 25 FERC v EPSA
Order 745
SC 14-840
SC 14-841
 
Supreme Court overturns DC Ciruit Court of Appeal reversal of Order 745, holding (1) that the FERC does have the authority to regulate wholesale market operators' compensation of demand response bids under the Federal Power Act (a. DR compensation directly affects wholesale rates; b. Order 745 des not regulate retail electricity sales; c. EPSA's position would subvert the FPA); and (2) the FERC's decision to compensate DR providers at LMP (rather than LMP-G) was not arbitrary and capricious
Jan 21 FCA10 Qual. Info. Filing  ER16-308 FERC accepts FCA10 Qualification Informational Filing, rejecting Lotus waiver request filed in this proceeding
Jan 21 Lotus Energy FCA10 Waiver Request  EL16-22 Protests to Lotus Energy FCA10 Waiver Request filed in this proceeding submitted by ISO-NE and NRG
Jan 21 Regional Interest  ER16-760 National Grid files LGIA with Wheelabrator Sagus (replacing prior agreements)
Jan 20 Calpine Waiver Request ER16-708 Comments supporting Calpine's waiver request filed by NESCOE and Westfield Gas & Electric Department
Jan 20 Base ROE Complaints
(2012 & 2014)
EL14-86
EL13-33
Supplemental testimony and exhibits of Prof. Woolridge filed
Jan 20 Regional Interest ER16-518-001 CMP files amended Hackett Mills Hydro Associates SGIA
Jan 19 Calpine Waiver Request: FCM Qualification Lock-In Election ER16-708 PSEG files protest
Jan 19 Lotus Energy FCA10 Waiver Request EL16-22 NEPOOL files limited comments
Jan 19 Federal Court Appeals  16-1023
16-1024
           
NEPGA files appeals with the DC Circuit of the FERC's orders in the FCM PI Jump Ball and Compliance Proceedings (ER14-1050 and EL14-52; 16-1023); and in NEPGA's Peak Energy Rent (PER) Complaint proceedings (EL15-25; 16-1024)
Jan 15 Regional Report ER07-476 ISO-NE files 29th quarterly status report regarding LFTR Implementation
Jan 15 Base ROE Complaints
(2012 & 2014)
EL14-86
EL13-33
TOs and FERC Staff file expert witnesses' supplemental testimonies
Jan 13 Opinion 531-A Refund Reports EL11-66 VT Transco submits its Local Refund Report filing; comment date Feb 3
Jan 12 Emera MPD OATT Changes ER16-13
ER15-1429
Judge Johnson issues status reportnotice of Mar 3, 2016 second settlement conference 
Jan 11 FCM Resource Retirement Reforms ER16-551 Protests filed by: Dominion, GEN Group, NEPGA, NRG, PSEGNESCOE files comments supporting ISO-NE's filing 
Jan 11 206 Proceeding: RNS/LNS Rates & Rate Protocols EL16-19 Chief Judge Cintron designates Judge Dring as settlement judge; schedules fist settlement conf. for Jan 19
Jan 11 Opinion 531-A Refund Reports  EL11-66 UI supplements its Dec 31 Local Refund Report filing; comment date Feb 1 
Jan 8 FCA10 ICR Values ER16-307 FERC accepts FCA10 ICR Values
Jan 8 Calpine Waiver Request: FCA10 Lock-In Election ER16-708 Calpine requests waiver to allow it to correct the New Capacity Qual. Package to reflect Calpine’s desire to lock-in the FCA10 Capacity Clearing Price for the next six Capacity Commitment Periods (which it omitted to do in the Qual package docs); comment date Jan 19
Jan 8 SeaLink2014/15 RNS Recovery 206 Proceeding EL15-85 Trial Judge Baten issues order setting procedural schedule; Trial to begin Jul 19; Initial Decision due Nov 1, 2016
Jan 8 Opinion 531-A Refund Reports  EL11-66 Emera Maine submits local refund report;
comment date Jan 29
Jan 8 Regional Interest EL16-11 FERC issues notice that it declines to initiate a PURPA enforcement action CT DEEP and CT PURA as requested by Allco.  Allco may themselves bring an enforcement action against the CT DEEP/PURA in the appropriate court
Jan 7 New Entry Pricing Rule EL15-23 FERC denies rehearing of New Entry Pricing Rule Complaint Order
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
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