Xcel Not Eligible For FERC Waivers, Court Rules

Law360, New York (December 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not act arbitrarily or capriciously when it decided not to exempt Xcel Energy Services Inc. from a requirement that it provide notice before setting new rates, a circuit court has ruled.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., Circuit batted away Xcel's challenge to FERC's decision on four interconnection agreements, finding that one lacked standing and that the agency had acted reasonably with regard to the other three.

Xcel waited four years to file applications for the four...
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