D.C. Court Of Appeals Spurns Rate Challenge

Law360, New York (May 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has knocked down a challenge to the rates set by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and said that the company's method of determining prices for standby customers is lawful.

On Friday, the D.C. Circuit sided against petitioners Cogeneration Association of California and Energy Producers and Users Coalition, ruling that the U.S. Federal Regulatory Commission was right to uphold PG&E's rates.

“At issue is whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reasonably approved the unique rates PG&E...
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