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FERC Clarifies Rules Governing Affiliate Asset Transactions
Steven J. Ross, Jennifer L. Key, Shaun Boedicker
January 16, 2018

On January 10, 2018, FERC issued an order in Monongahela Power Company (Docket No. EC17-88) addressing a request by Monongahela to purchase a large coal-fired plant from its affiliate, Allegheny Energy Supply Company, LLC. The applicant argued the purchase resulted from a request for proposal (RFP) process consistent with FERC’s previous rulings addressing prior affiliate transactions that resulted from RFPs in which FERC adopted four standards.


Co-Editor of "Recent Developments in Infrastructure and Regulated Industries," the annual publication of the American Bar Association's Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section
Daniel J. Poynor
FERC Extends Jurisdiction in AEE, Further Blurring Lines of State/Federal Jurisdiction
Jennifer L. Key, Richard L. Roberts
December 7, 2017

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) provided itself an early holiday present by extending its jurisdictional reach in Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), further blurring the lines with regard to just how far FERC’s jurisdiction extends vis-à-vis state authority over retail matters and customers.


2017 Report on Enforcement Underscores Growing FERC Surveillance and Importance of Robust Compliance Measures
Charles R. Mills, Daniel A. Mullen, Shaun Boedicker, Natty Brower, Karen Bruni
December 6, 2017
FERC Less Than Enthusiastic About Potential Amendment to Section 205
Steven J. Ross, Daniel A. Mullen, Shaun Boedicker
October 12, 2017
Judge Makes FERC Re-Think Tolling
Shaun Boedicker, Natty Brower, Karen Bruni, Charles R. Mills, Daniel A. Mullen
October 5, 2017
The Coal Ash Rule: Looming Battles Over Enforcement and Rollback
Anthony G. Hopp, Libretta Stennes, Christopher "Smitty" Smith
October 4, 2017
FERC to States: Use It or Lose It
Monique Watson, Cynthia L. Taub, Marc L. Spitzer
September 19, 2017
The Necessity of Price Artificiality in Manipulation and Attempted Manipulation Claims
Charles R. Mills, Karen Dildei, Daniel A. Mullen, A. Hunter Hodges
September 1, 2017
If a Power Plant Burns, Does a Natural Gas Pipeline Count the Smoke?
Monique Watson, Steven J. Ross, Marc L. Spitzer, Cynthia L. Taub
August 24, 2017
ABA Energy Antitrust Handbook, A Guide to the Electric and Gas Industries (contributing author)
Douglas G. Green
Nuclear Energy as Foundational to Low Carbon Future
Marc Spitzer and John Hanger
August 23, 2017
Liquidity and Transparency in Natural Gas Markets
Monique Watson, Marc L. Spitzer
July 5, 2017
SEC Disgorgement Limits Should Apply to FERC and CFTC
Charles R. Mills, Daniel A. Mullen, Shaun Boedicker
June 9, 2017, Law360
Corps Issues Final 2017 Nationwide Permits
David H. Coburn, Joshua Runyan, Cynthia L. Taub
January 6, 2017
FERC Declares Connecticut QF Pricing Approach Inconsistent with FERC’s PURPA Regulations
Jennifer L. Key, Richard L. Roberts
November 28, 2016
DC Circuit Court Ties Its Hands in Case of FERC Deadlock
Daniel A. Mullen, Steven J. Ross
November 3, 2016
PHMSA Update – New Penalty Guidelines and Emergency Order Rule
David H. Coburn, Dane Jaques, Steven Reed, Joshua Runyan
October 14, 2016
Court Deals Blow to Use of Spot Market Prices to Set PURPA Avoided Cost
Jennifer L. Key, Richard L. Roberts
September 27, 2016
Interconnection Agreements for Self-Built Generation
Jennifer L. Key
September 14, 2016
Article 24 Concerning International Agreements of the Swiss Federal Act on Energy Supply
Simon Hirsbrunner
Commentary on Energy Law
Court Accepts FERC’s Fraud Theory and Confirms Defendants’ Discovery Rights in City Power Marketing
Charles R. Mills, Daniel A. Mullen, Natty Brower
August 16, 2016
FERC Increases Civil Penalties for Oil Pipeline Operators
Steven H. Brose, Charles R. Mills, Daniel A. Mullen, Daniel J. Poynor, Steven Reed
August 2, 2016
Sorry, Bankruptcy Probably Can't Help You Escape FERC
Daniel A. Mullen, Charles R. Mills, A. Hunter Hodges
April 20, 2016, Law360
How Oil Pipelines Can Mitigate Shipper Bankruptcy Risks
Filiberto Agusti, Caroline H.B. Gaudet, Steven Reed
April 19, 2016, Law360
Bankruptcy Advisory: What Can Oil Pipelines Do As Shipper Bankruptcy Risk Increases?
Filiberto Agusti, Caroline H.B. Gaudet, Steven Reed
April 4, 2016
Challenging State Pipeline Restrictions With Federal Law
David Coburn and Josh Runyan
March 9, 2016, Law360
FAST Act Includes NEPA Reforms for Pipelines, Other Infrastructure Projects
David H. Coburn, Cynthia L. Taub, Joshua Runyan
January 14, 2016
FERC Furthers Its Regulatory Reach In Recent Enforcements
Daniel Mullen and A. Hunter Hodges
September 24, 2015, Law360
Getting Distributed Generation Right: A Response to "Does Disruptive Competition Mean a Death Spiral for Electric Utilities?"
David B. Raskin
November 2014, Energy Law Journal
Energy Support Schemes Buoyed By EU State Aid Decision
James H. Searles and Dr. Eike Helbig
November 4, 2014, Law360
What Alands Vindkraft Means For The EU's Energy Market
Eike Helbig
July 9, 2014, Law360
Shale Revolution - Making US History
Marc L. Spitzer
January 17, 2014, Oil & Gas Monitor
To Shrink Energy Costs, Build Pipeline
Marc L. Spitzer
December 22, 2013, Providence Journal
The Regulatory Challenge of Distributed Generation
David B. Raskin
November 2013, Harvard Business Law Review Online
Transmission Policy in Flux
David B. Raskin
May 2013, Public Utilities Fortnightly
Natural Gas Exports and the Mythical "Sweet Spot"
J. Bennett Johnson
March 4, 2013, The Wall Street Journal
Enforcement Resolve: Preserving the Integrity of the Energy Markets
Marc L. Spitzer
Winter 2013, EnergyBiz
Legal Implications for the Offshore Oil Industry of an Independent Scotland
January 29, 2013
Enforcement Resolve: Preserving the Integrity of the Energy Markets
Marc L. Spitzer
January 2013, EnergyBiz
Gas Pipelines Face Challenges on PHMSA Operating Records Advisories
Bizunesh "Biz" Scott
August 31, 2012, The Energy Daily
Analysis of FERC Order No. 1000
David B. Raskin, Richard L. Roberts, Steven J. Ross
August 3, 2011
Briefing: Update on the European Commission's Anti-Trust Inquiry into Business Insurance
Guy Soussan, Philip Woolfson
January 15, 2007

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