July 15, 2024

FERC Office of Enforcement

PJM Consumer Advocates File Complaint on EE Market Design
Three state consumer advocates filed a complaint against PJM with FERC, alleging the RTO’s treatment of energy efficiency resources is unduly discriminatory and is not properly documented in its governing documents. 
FERC Sets Dynegy’s MISO Market Manipulation Case for Hearing
Nearly a decade after the MISO capacity auction in which Dynegy was found to have manipulated clearing prices, FERC has directed hearing and settlement procedures in the case.
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FERC Finalizes Winter Reliability Standards from 2021’s Uri
FERC finalized new mandatory reliability standards aimed at ensuring utilities do not cut off power to critical natural gas infrastructure during cold weather events.
FERC to Return $13.6M to BP from 2008 Enforcement Case
FERC approved the return of $13.6 million in penalties it had collected from BP over a case of alleged manipulation of Houston Ship Channel natural gas prices after Hurricane Ike in 2008.
Black Hills Corp.
FERC OKs $150K Penalty on Black Hills for Delayed Filings
FERC approved a $150,000 civil penalty on Black Hills Corp. and three subsidiaries for failing to timely file 103 jurisdictional agreements.
FERC Enforcement Report Details One Closed Probe into Winter Storm Uri
FERC's latest enforcement report detailed one closed investigation into manipulation during Winter Storm Uri, but other nonpublic probes continue.
The Greater Southwestern Exploration Company
AES Fined $6M for CAISO Resource Adequacy Violations
FERC fined independent power producer AES $6 million for failing to fulfill RA obligations related to eight of the company’s 12 generating units operating in Southern California.
Big River Steel
FERC OKs $21M Settlement in Arkansas Steel Mill’s DR Scheme in MISO
FERC has approved a $21 million settlement over an Arkansas steel mill’s yearslong failure to reduce load as a registered demand response resource in MISO.
FERC Approves Smaller Fine for BP After 5th Circuit Decision
FERC approved an $11 million fine for BP America that closes an investigation into natural gas price manipulation dating back to Hurricane Ike in 2008.
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FERC Settles with 2 DR Firms over Inflated Bids in CAISO
FERC approved settlements with two demand response aggregators for allegedly bidding more resources than they could provide to CAISO’s market.

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