July 25, 2024

Larry Gasteiger

FERC Watchers Digest Order 1920 and Forecast its Future
The ultimate future of FERC Order 1920 depends on rehearing, implementation and inevitable litigation, but after reading through the order itself in the past week, many stakeholders see it as an important step forward in expanding the grid.
FERC Observers, Stakeholders Lay out What is at Stake with Tx Rule Looming
FERC is set to vote on its long-awaited proposed rule on transmission planning and cost allocation for regional lines at a special open meeting May 13.
Xcel Energy
Pro-competition Group Plans to Sue if FERC Reinstates Federal ROFR
FERC has yet to issue a final rule on transmission planning, but supporters of competition for transmission development have said they will appeal it to court if it reimposes a federal right of first refusal. 
Michels Corporation
FERC Watchers Weigh in as Transmission Rule Approaches Finish Line
FERC appears to be nearing completion on its transmission planning rulemaking, with cost allocation rules and the federal ROFR among the issues at stake.
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
ANALYSIS: FERC Giving up on Transmission Competition?
FERC’s transmission planning NOPR has won wide praise, but the consensus proposal also represented a retreat on efforts to open development to competition.
Bay Promotes Gasteiger, Parkinson at FERC
FERC Chairman Norman Bay named Larry Gasteiger as his chief of staff and Larry Parkinson as the director of the commission’s Office of Enforcement.
LaFleur Puts Stamp on FERC with Appointments
A senior-level retirement has given Cheryl LaFleur an opportunity to put her stamp on FERC during her brief chairmanship.
FERC Staff Accuses Powhatan as Bay Moves Up — UPDATE
After nearly four years of investigation, FERC publicly accused an energy trading firm of market manipulation in a case that dogged enforcement chief Norman Bay through his confirmation as commissioner.
FERC, CFTC Reject Due Process Complaints
Top enforcement officials at FERC and the CFTC assured energy lawyers they respect the due process rights of investigative targets, rejecting allegations that they have employed heavy-handed tactics.

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