Goodin MacBride | Attorneys | Lawyers | Law Firm | San Francisco, California


regulatory law | energy | energy regulatory agencies | FERC

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) exercises jurisdiction over wholesale electric sales transactions, electric power transmission, interstate gas resale and transmission, interstate oil pipeline transmission, and licensing of hydroelectric and liquified natural gas facilities.

FERC policies and proceedings have considerable effect on the energy marketplace in California, indirectly affecting downstream prices charged to end users by public utilities that procure gas and electricity from wholesale sources. More significantly, FERC regulation of the functions and prices of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which controls the electric power transmission grid throughout most of California, has and will continue to have substantial impacts on the reliability of the grid and the availability to the California market of efficient, economically-viable independent and renewable energy resources.

Goodin MacBride has long represented marketplace participants, including independent power producers, gas transmission providers, marketers and brokers, energy service providers, and commercial and industrial consumers in matters and proceedings under the FERC’s jurisdiction. These include wholesale rate proceedings, wholesale gas and electric contracting, regulation of transmission access, rates, terms, and conditions, and qualifying facility certification under the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.