DC Circ. Rejects FERC's Station Power Netting Period

Law360, New York (May 6, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission presented no legitimate grounds for preempting California's regulation of retail energy sales and that the state can therefore use whatever netting period it wants for station power tariffs.

FERC had argued that the netting period it approved to calculate energy delivered to and taken from the grid by generators for transmission charges must also govern charges for the generators' heating, lighting, air conditioning and office equipment needs, otherwise known as station power.

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