Litigation Updates & Reports

Updates Between Feb 04, 2016 and Mar 03, 2016

Date Proceeding
Docket Brief Description
Mar 3 Generator Interconnection Revisions ER6-946 NEPOOL files comments supporting revisions as the first phase of changes to improve the interconnection process in New England, with a second phase of ISO-NE led discussions of potential solutions to the queue backlog issue and related interconnection process improvements to be held in 2016
Mar 2 FRM Offer Cap, Elimination of Price Netting ER16-921 NEPGA and EPSA file joint comments supporting changes
Mar 2 206 Proceeding: 2014/15 RNS Recovery of SeaLink Costs EL15-85 Intervenors’ file direct and answering testimony (with summaries), exhibits and work papers
Mar 2 Regional Interest  ER16-1063 Emera Maine files a notice of termination of a 2003 Interconnection and Operating Agreement with GNP East (as successor in interest to Katahdin Paper Company) that governs the BHE/Great Northern-Millinocket 115 kV Interface Project as a result of GNP East’s Chapter 7 trustee’s failure to assume the IOA in GNP East’s bankruptcy proceeding
Mar 1 FCM Resource Retirement Reforms ER16-551-001  NEPGA files initial protest the ISO-NE’s Feb 29 response and requests the FERC take emergency action and issue an
order on or before Mar 17 ordering ISO-NE: (1) to refrain from applying or enforcing revised tariff provisions set forth in the Dec 17 Filing until authorized ; and (2) to propose adjusted FCA11 deadlines that will afford suppliers a
reasonable period of time following the issuance of any order accepting the Dec 17 Filing to comply with the new requirements, as they may be modified by the FERC
Mar 1 Regional Interest ER16-1023-001 Eversource submits partial tariff records in Word format, replacing pdf format filed on Feb 26
Feb 29 FCA10 Results ER16-1041 ISO-NE submits results of FCA10; comment date Apr 14
Feb 29 FCM Resource Retirement Reforms ER16-551-001 ISO-NE submits response to deficiency letter
Feb 29 Regional Interest EC16-82 Essential Power Companies request authorization for transaction whereby their current upstream owner (IFM Global infrastructure Fund) will sell its interests to a new upstream owner (Nautilus Generation)
Feb 29 Regional Interest ER16-1023 et al Eversource submits information filing to inform parties in various other dockets of Section 205 filing in this proceeding
Feb 29 Membership ER16-1031 Member: EDF Energy Services; Terminations: Guzman Energy, Westerly Hospital Companies
Feb 29 Regional Interest ER16-1024 ISO-NE submits non-conforming LGIA between itself, National Grid, and New England Wind to replace 2007 LGIA; comment date Mar 21
Feb 26 FCA10 ICR Values ER16-307 NESCOE files answer to NRG request for rehearing of Jan 8 order
Feb 26 Membership ER16-836 FERC accepted (i) the membership of GBE Power Inc. (Supplier Sector); (ii) the terminations of: Glacial Energy of New England, Parkview Adventist Medical Center, and Vermont Marble; and (iii) the name change of: Constellation Energy Power Choice, LLC
Feb 26 Regional Interest ER16-1023 Eversource companies file to recover FERC-jurisdictional transmission merger-related costs incurred as the result of the Apr 10, 2012 NU/NSTAR merger
Feb 25 Dominion FCA10 Complaint EL16-38 ISO-NE answers Dominion Complaint
Feb 25 RNS/LNS Rates and Rate Protocols EL16-19 FERC issues tolling order affording it additional time to consider VEC request for rehearing
Feb 24 Regional Report ER16-928 NEPOOL files comments supporting ISO-NE 2015 Q4 Capital Projects Report
Feb 24 Winter Rel. Program Jump Ball Filing ER15-2208 FERC denies rehearing of Sep 11 Winter 2015-18 Reliability Program Order
Feb 23 Membership  not docketed  ISO-NE files notice of Gallop Power Greenville’s Feb 22 suspension from the New England Markets 
Feb 22 Regional Interest ER16-986 Narragansett (National Grid) files Cost Reimbursement Agreement with CV South Street Landing LLC
Feb 18 DARD Pump Parameter Changes ER16-954-001 ISO-NE submits errata correcting Feb 17 joint ISO-NE/ NEPOOL filing of Tariff revisions to improve the way that pump storage hydro-generating resources are modeled and dispatched; new comment date Mar 10
Feb 18 Membership ER16-670 FERC accepts (i) Jan 1 memberships of Solea Energy and Archer Energy (Supplier Sector); terminations of: Gulf Oil (Supplier Sector), Tyngsboro Spindle and Beacon Power (AR Sector), and Hawkes Meadow Energy (Related Person of Wallingford Energy, Generation Sector); and (iii) the name change of: Uniper (f/k/a E.ON) Global Commodities North America LLC
Feb 17 Eversource CCRP Cost Treatment Proposal ER16-116-001 Eversource submits responses to Dec 16 Deficiency Letter
Feb 16 Generator Interconnection Revisions ER16-946 ISO-NE and PTO AC file revisions to Schedules 22, 23 and 25 of the ISO OATT to incorporate certain interconnection process improvements; comment date Mar 8
Feb 12 FCM Resource Retirement Reforms ER16-551 FERC issues deficiency letter directing additional information be submitted in response to questions detailed in the deficiency letter in order for filing to be processed; responses due on or before Feb 29 and will re-start the FERC’s 60-day clock
Feb 12 Trans. Outage Scheduling Revisions ER16-937 ISO-NE and NEPOOL jointly file changes deleting “Major Transmission Outage” terminology and modifying the Long-Term economic evaluation requirements for transmission outages submitted to ISO-NE at least 90 days in advance of the start of the outage; comment date Mar 4
Feb 12 RNS/LNS Rates and Rate Protocols EL16-19  Chief Judge Cintron issues order continuing settlement judge procedures
Feb 12 Regional Interest  EC16-50 FERC authorizes Narragansett acquisition of interconnection assets associated with the Johnston, RI Entergy Rhode Island State Energy combined cycle, natural gas-fired generating facility
Feb 11 Regional Report  ER16-928 ISO-NE submits Capital Budget Report for 2015 Q4
Feb 10 FRM Offer Cap, Elimination of Price Netting ER16-921 ISO-NE and NEPOOL jointly file changes adjusting the FRM offer cap and eliminating the need to net the FCA price from the FRM price for a Forward Reserve Resource;
comment date Mar 2
Feb 9 RNS/LNS Rates and Rate Protocols EL16-19 Settlement Judge Dring issues report that the parties are making progress toward settlement, and recommending that settlement procedures be continued
Feb 9 Base ROE Complaints
(2012 & 2014)
Trial Judge Sterner issues order adopting transcript corrections
Feb 8 Fed Ct. Appeal EL15-23 Exelon appeals FERC’s Jan 30, 2015 and Jan 7, 2016 orders denying its New Entry Pricing Rule Complaint
Feb 8 FCA10 ICR Values ER16-307 NRG requests rehearing of Jan 8 order accepting Values
Feb 8 FCM Resource Retirement Reforms ER16-551 PEG answers ISO answer
Feb 8 Base ROE Complaints
(2012 & 2014)
Parties file Joint Supplemental Exhibit List; Supplemental Exhibits of TOs, CAPs, and FERC Staff; Transcript Corrections
Feb 5 Dominion FCA10 Complaint EL16-38 Dominion files complaint requesting FERC find ISO-NE violated the Tariff by preventing new incremental capacity from Manchester Station from participating in FCA10 and direct ISO-NE to award the incremental capacity a CSO at the higher of its New Capacity Offer or the FCA10 Capacity Clearing Price for the SENE Capacity Zone (if it would have cleared the auction); comment date Feb 25, 2015
Feb 5 NOPR: Wind Gens Reactive Power Reqs RM16-1 NEPOOL submits supplemental comments
Feb 5 FCM Resource Retirement Reforms ER16-551 Answers filed by GEN Group, Dominion, NEPGA, NRG
Feb 5 CTS Conforming Changes   ER15-2641 FERC accepts changes, eff. Dec 15, 2015
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)

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