How FERC Aims To Change Transmission Rate Setting

By James Hoecker and Sylvia Bartell (November 1, 2018, 2:32 PM EDT) -- The electric transmission rate setting process at FERC had become sclerotic. Hamstrung by pancaked complaints, changing financial market conditions, industry consolidation, perennial state skepticism about the impact of the commission's method of calculating rates of return on equity, or ROE, and a court remand, the commission appeared to abandon any hope that its promising Opinion No. 531 could both incentivize investment and satisfy recurrent ratepayer complaints about the cost of grid additions.

For months, FERC watchers wondered how FERC would meet its responsibilities to set just and reasonable rates under Federal Power Act Section 206, especially where those rates applied to...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!