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August 8, 2005 | Jonathan Peterson, Times Staff Writer
Soon after California declared its second power emergency of the summer, Joseph T. Kelliher, the nation's top regulator for electricity, expressed dismay at the state's long-lasting energy woes. "It's discouraging," said Kelliher, who in July became chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. "Five years after the crisis, we're still worried about what the temperature will be in Southern California today."
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August 8, 2005 | Jonathan Peterson, Times Staff Writer
Soon after California declared its second power emergency of the summer, Joseph T. Kelliher, the nation's top regulator for electricity, expressed dismay at the state's long-lasting energy woes. "It's discouraging," said Kelliher, who in July became chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. "Five years after the crisis, we're still worried about what the temperature will be in Southern California today."
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BUSINESS
July 2, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Joseph Kelliher, an advocate of expanded authority for regulators to police power markets, was named by President Bush to succeed Pat Wood as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Kelliher, 44, was on Bush's transition team before joining the commission in November 2003.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Joseph Kelliher, an advocate of expanded authority for regulators to police power markets, was named by President Bush to succeed Pat Wood as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Kelliher, 44, was on Bush's transition team before joining the commission in November 2003.
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June 3, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
California and federal energy officials warned Thursday that the electricity system in Southern California would face hard times this summer, especially if the weather was unusually hot, and that next summer might be even rougher. The southern half of the state "is the worst electricity supply situation in the entire country," Joseph Kelliher, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said at an electricity conference in San Francisco. "It's indisputable that there are problems, and some problems have remained for some time," he said.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Midway Sunset Cogeneration Co. will pay $85.7 million to settle claims stemming from its role in a crisis that drove up energy prices in California and other Western states in 2000 and 2001, federal regulators said Wednesday. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission presided over the settlement between Midway Sunset and parties including Edison International's Southern California Edison Co. and PG&E Corp.'s Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Federal regulators took steps Thursday to implement provisions of last year's energy bill, establishing rules to limit the chances of blackouts and giving wholesalers more time to buy space on the nation's power grid. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at a meeting in Washington, set rules on how it would select an independent group to oversee and enforce new regulations governing the nation's transmission lines.
BUSINESS
May 19, 2006 | From Reuters
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday proposed tighter rules governing U.S. electricity utilities' obligations to give independent power generators access to their giant power grids. It would be the first major rewrite of the regulations in a decade.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2006 | From Reuters
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday issued rules to prevent a repeat of the kind of massive market manipulation by Enron Corp. and others during the 2000-01 energy crisis that ravaged California and other Western states. The rules, which Congress authorized FERC to issue as part of a $14.5-billion energy bill passed last year, ban "any manipulative or deceptive device or contrivance" in the U.S. wholesale natural gas and electricity markets.
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February 22, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed new rules to improve competition in wholesale power markets amid criticism of rising electricity costs. Average U.S. retail power prices climbed 9.3% to 8.9 cents per kilowatt-hour in 2006, the largest increase since 1981, according to the Energy Information Administration, the statistical arm of the Energy Department.
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June 3, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
California and federal energy officials warned Thursday that the electricity system in Southern California would face hard times this summer, especially if the weather was unusually hot, and that next summer might be even rougher. The southern half of the state "is the worst electricity supply situation in the entire country," Joseph Kelliher, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said at an electricity conference in San Francisco. "It's indisputable that there are problems, and some problems have remained for some time," he said.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission used its enforcement authority for the first time Thursday, levying $22.5 million in civil penalties on five power companies. PacifiCorp, Scana Corp., Entergy Corp., NorthWestern Energy Corp. and NRG Energy Inc. agreed to pay fines of $500,000 to $10 million for violating commission rules. "We've been very deliberate in the way we've approached this first use" of the penalty authority, Chairman Joseph Kelliher said.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
U.S. regulators said Wednesday that they planned to change a policy that aimed to encourage electric utilities to sell their high-voltage transmission systems, saying the original policy led to too few divestitures. In January 2003, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it would allow transmission companies that are independent of utilities to charge higher rates for the use of their systems.
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