DC Circ. Lets FERC Wholesale Rates Order Stand

Law360, New York (June 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a dispute over how electricity rates can be set by energy wholesalers, a federal appeals court has refused a bid by Westar Energy Inc. to review a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order stating that where energy is sold, as opposed to where it ends up, is the key factor in rate-setting.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday declined a request by Westar and Empire District Electric Co. to review a FERC order on their wholesale rates.

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