FERC's Enforcement Appetite Makes Compliance Key

Law360, New York (December 19, 2016, 5:43 PM EST) -- Robert Fallon

 

Barbara Van Gelder

Nicole Sprinzen The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently released two significant white papers, as well as its 2016 Report on Enforcement, that send a clear message to the energy industry: FERC has market manipulation schemes in its crosshairs, and is stepping up enforcement efforts against entities and individual actors alike.

FERC’s rising enforcement profile can reasonably be expected to continue in the next administration. Stamping out market manipulation in energy markets has heretofore had bipartisan support in Congress, and FERC’s enforcement decisions have generally, with certain limited exceptions, been unanimous among the Republican and Democratic...

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