FERC requirements “burdensome & potentially misleading”

A move to boost the electricity market’s transparency through additional data reporting has drawn criticism and raised questions about the FERC’s focus. Pauline McCallion reports


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently proposed new reporting rules that it believes will improve its oversight of the US electricity market. According to a statement, the FERC’s proposal will enhance transparency around price formation through bilateral transactions in the wholesale electricity markets and better enable the regulator to detect instances of manipulation and market-power abuse.

Boosting transparency is certainly in vogue among regulators at the moment – look no

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