D.C. Circ. Affirms FERC's Calif. Utility Fee Scheme

Law360 (May 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruling approving certain costs that California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. imposed on its customers following a reorganization of the state's electric transmission grid.

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a final ruling issued by FERC on the matter in 2006, despite arguments by PG&E’s largest customers that the regulator had acted arbitrarily and capriciously in approving the utility’s decision to pass along administrative fees...
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