Case Study: Iberdrola Renewables V. Bonneville Power

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 2:42 PM EST) -- On Dec. 7, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order exercising its authority under Section 211A of the Federal Power Act against an otherwise nonjurisdictional entity, but one with a broad statutory mandate, in Iberdrola Renewables Inc., et al. v. Bonneville Power Administration, 137 FERC ¶ 61,185 (2011). The broad statutory mandate of the Bonneville Power Administration presented unique issues not previously addressed by the commission.

In Iberdrola, the commission directs Bonneville to file an Open Access Transmission Tariff that provides transmission service to...
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