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Litigation Updates & Reports

  Activity Since the December 1 Report            
    Last Update: January 5, 2017 9:30 am 

Date

Proceeding
Type
Docket Brief Description
Jan 3 Membership ER17-464 FERC accepts (i) the memberships of Green Power USA; Maine Power LLC; Emera Energy Services Subsidiary Nos. 9 and 10; and (ii) the termination of the Participant status of Concord Steam and Advanced Power Services
Jan 3 Base ROE Complaint IV (2016) EL16-64 Settlement Judge Long issues status report recommending that settlement judge procedures be continued concurrently with the hearings being conducted before Judge Glazer 
Dec 30 Schedule 21-CMP:
Blue Sky LSA
ER17-407 FERC accepts LSA, eff. Aug 8, 2016
Dec 27 Sub-Hourly Settlement
NCPC Changes
ER17-680
  pt1 pt2
ISO-NE and NEPOOL jointly file changes to the Net Commitment Period Compensation credit rules in support of Sub-Hourly Settlement, including a new NCPC credit type (“Real-Time Dispatch Lost Opportunity Cost NCPC Credit”) and other DARD-related NCPC changes
Dec 27 Membership ER17-682 Memberships: Emera Energy Services Subsidiary Nos. 11-15; Terminations: Summit Hydropower, StatArb Investments; Name Change: Calpine Energy Solutions
Dec 21 Base ROE Complaint IV (2016) EL16-64 Chief Judge Cintron designates ALJ Steven A. Glazer as presiding judge so that hearing procedures can proceed concurrently with settlement judge procedures still underway before Judge Long; Judge Long tentatively schedules next settlement conference for Mar 22, 2017 (subject to change depending on disposition of Emera Maine v. FERC (DC Cir. case no. 15-1118)
Dec 21 Membership ER17-229 FERC accepts the memberships of Aspirity Energy, King Forest Industries and Titan Gas LLC; and the termination of the Participant status of CES Retail Energy Supply, Ameresco DR and Quantum Utility Generation
Dec 20 Natural Gas Index Changes ER17-337 Dominion answers ISO-NE's Dec 16 answer
Dec 20 2015 ISO-NE SIL Limits AD10-2-009  ISO-NE submits 2015 simultaneous import limits (SIL) for the New England-wide market and the CT Import and SWCT Import Interface submarkets for use in market power indicative screens and Delivered Price Test analyses
Dec 19 FCM Enhancements ER16-2451-001 FERC issues tolling order affording it additional time to consider Indicated NYTOs' request for rehearing of FCM Enhancements Order
Dec 19 Effective Date Update: Fast Start Pricing and DARD Pump Parameter Changes ER17-576
pt1
 pt2
ISO-NE files to make Mar 1, 2017 (rather than Mar 30, 2017) the effective date for the Fast Start Pricing and DARD Pump Parameter Changes
Dec 19 Sched 23: ISO-NE/CMP/FPL Energy Wyman Non-Conforming SGIA ER17-581 ISO-NE and CMP file non-conforming SGIA with FPL Energy Wyman governing interconnection of 16 MW battery energy storage facility
Dec 19 Order 831: RTO/ISO Price Caps RM16-5 Requests for rehearing of Order 831 filed by AMP/APPA, Exelon, NYISO, TAPS
Dec 16 Natural Gas Index Changes ER17-337 ISO-NE answers Dominion protest
Dec 16 IA Cancellation: Superseded PSNH/Springfield Power IA ER17-376 FERC accepts notice of cancellation, eff. Oct 26, 2016, as requested
Dec 15 Natural Gas Index Changes ER17-337 NEPOOL answers Dominion protest
Dec 15 NOPR: RTO/ISO
Fast-Start Pricing Rules
RM17-3 FERC issues NOPR proposing fast-start pricing requirements for RTO/ISO market rules; comment date [60 days after publication in Federal Register
Dec 15 NOPR: LGIA/LGIP Reforms  RM17-8 FERC issues NOPR proposing reforms to pro forma LGIP and LGIA to promote a more certain, informed and enhanced interconnection process; comment date [60 days after publication in Federal Register
Dec 15 PURPA Complaint: Allco v. MA Agencies EL17-6 FERC issue notice of intent not to act to initiate a PURPA enforcement action against the MA Agencies; Allco may proceed, if it wishes, to bring an enforcement action in federal court
Dec 15 Sched. 21-ES: Eversource Recovery of NU/NSTAR Merger-Related Costs ER16-1023 Chief Judge Cintron terminates settlement judge procedures in light of certification of uncontested settlement to Commission
Dec 12 Allco Finance Limited v. Klee et al. 2nd Cir.
16-2946
 
Court lifts emergency injunction enjoining CT from “awarding, entering into, executing, or approving any wholesale electricity contracts in connection with the [Clean Energy RFP] during the pendency of this appeal”
Dec 9 Resource Dispatchability Changes ER17-68 FERC accepts changes (pt1 & pt2), eff. Dec 12, 2016; Dec 1, 2018; and Jun 1, 2020, as requested  
Dec 9 Sched. 21-ES: Eversource Recovery of NU/NSTAR Merger-Related Costs ER16-1023 Settlement Judge Hurt certifies uncontested settlement to Commission
Dec 8 RNS/LNS Rates and Rate Protocols 206 Proceeding EL16-19 Settlement Judge Dring issues status report recommending settlement procedures be continued
Dec 6 FCA11 Qualification Informational Filing ER17-321 FERC accepts FCA11 Qualification filing
Dec 6 2020/21 ICR-Related Values ER17-320 FERC accepts 2020/21 ICR-Related Values, eff. Jan 7, 2017
Dec 6 FCM Composite Offers & Price Lock Mechanisms ER16-2126 FERC accepts, eff. Dec 27, 2016, Oct 25 compliance changes, (requiring ISO-NE (i) to automatically match new winter incremental capacity with excess existing summer qualified capacity at the same resource, and (ii) to allow new incremental capacity and the matched excess existing capacity at the same resource to elect the price lock-in)
Dec 6 Effective Date Update: MR1 §§ 2.7(a) & (g) ER17-96 FERC accepts effective date update
Dec 6 ISO-NE 2017 Budgets ER17-116 FERC accepts 2017 ISO-NE Budgets
Dec 6 NESCOE 2017 Budget ER17-140 FERC accepts 2017 NESCOE Budget
Dec 2 EMM Contract ER17-290 FERC accepts EMM Services Agreement covering the Jan 1, 2017 to Dec 31-2019 period
Dec 2 Sched. 21-ES: Eversource Recovery of NU/NSTAR Merger-Related Costs ER16-1023  FERC Staff submits initial comments in support of Settlement Agreement
Dec 1 ARA ICR Values ER17-472 ISO-NE and NEPOOL jointly file ICR Values for the Annual Reconfiguration Auctions for the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 Capacity Commitment Periods; comment date Dec 22
Dec 1 Membership ER17-464 NEPOOL requests the FERC accept (i) the memberships of Green Power USA, Maine Power, EES9, and EES10; and (ii) the termination of the Participant status of Concord Steam and Advanced Power Services; comment date Dec 22
Dec 1 Schedule 2 Base CC Rate ER12-229-001 FERC accepts filing
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