December 9, 2023

FERC Office of Enforcement

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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FERC’s Evolving Enforcement Practices Examined at EBA Meeting
FERC’s enforcement powers have been impacted by recent court cases, and the commission itself has some new priorities, experts said at an EBA panel Friday.
FERC Enforcement Continues to Ramp up Activity
FERC approved 11 settlements that resulted in market participants paying a total of about $57.52 million in penalties and disgorgements for alleged violations.
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Coaltrain Agrees to $4M Settlement with FERC over UTC Trades
Coaltrain Energy agreed to pay $4 million in disgorged profits to resolve a FERC investigation into accusations that the company engaged in market manipulation.
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FERC Investigation Faults ISO-NE in Capacity Market Fraud
ISO-NE violated its tariff in its handling of construction delays at a Boston-area generating plant, FERC said, slapping the RTO with a $500,000 fine.

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