FERC


The
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that
regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil.
FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and
interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects. The
Energy Policy Act of 2005 gave FERC additional responsibilities as outlined and
updated Strategic Plan. As part of that responsibility, FERC:


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Regulates the transmission and
wholesale sales of electricity in interstate commerce;


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Reviews certain mergers and
acquisitions and corporate transactions by electricity companies;


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Regulates the transmission and sale
of natural gas for resale in interstate commerce;


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Regulates the transportation of oil
by pipeline in interstate commerce;


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Approves the siting and abandonment
of interstate natural gas pipelines and storage facilities;


·        
Reviews the siting application for
electric transmission projects under limited circumstances;


·        
Ensures the safe operation and
reliability of proposed and operating LNG terminals;


·        
Licenses and inspects private,
municipal, and state hydroelectric projects;


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Protects the reliability of the high
voltage interstate transmission system through mandatory reliability standards;


·        
Monitors and investigates energy
markets;


·        
Enforces FERC regulatory
requirements through imposition of civil penalties and other means;


·        
Oversees environmental matters
related to natural gas and hydroelectricity projects and other matters; and


·        
Administers accounting and financial
reporting regulations and conduct of regulated companies.


FERC
publishes a monthly newsletter to their employees called the FERC Insider.
Below, you will find issues, released to The Black Vault, under the FOIA. There
are more being processed, and they will be added here when released.


FERC Insider Newsletters



 January
– November 2010
[89 Pages, 56.2MB] – You will find bookmarks in the PDF
file notating each issue.