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May 20, 2021

Wright & Talisman Ranked Among America's Leading Law Firms by Chambers USA 2021

Washington, D.C. – Wright & Talisman, P.C. continues to be ranked as one of America's leading law firms in the area of energy law by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm is ranked nationally in the areas of Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation).
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March 22, 2021

FERC Limits the Retail Regulator "Opt-Out" from Demand Response Participation in Wholesale Markets and Considers Further Limitations

On March 18, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued two orders relating to the rules for "behind-the-meter" resource participation in wholesale markets. Both orders centered on FERC's earlier decision in Order No. 719 to allow state and other retail regulatory authorities to "opt-out" of Regional Transmission Organization (RTO)/Independent System Operator wholesale demand response programs (Opt-Out).
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November 24, 2020

FERC Proposes Rule on Ambient-Adjusted and Seasonal Transmission Line Ratings to Improve Accuracy and Transparency

On November 19, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) proposed a rule that would revise both the Commission's pro forma Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) and its regulations under the Federal Power Act to improve the accuracy and transparency of transmission line ratings.
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  • May 20, 2021
    Wright & Talisman Ranked Among America's Leading Law Firms by Chambers USA 2021
  • March 22, 2021
    FERC Limits the Retail Regulator "Opt-Out" from Demand Response Participation in Wholesale Markets and Considers Further Limitations
  • November 24, 2020
    FERC Proposes Rule on Ambient-Adjusted and Seasonal Transmission Line Ratings to Improve Accuracy and Transparency
  • September 23, 2020
    FERC Order No. 2222 Aims to Facilitate Distributed Energy Aggregator Participation in Wholesale Electricity Markets
  • August 25, 2020
    Wright & Talisman Attorneys Recognized in 2021 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • July 02, 2020
    D.C. Circuit Upends FERC Tolling Order Practice
  • May 22, 2020
    FERC Modifies Approach to Return on Equity for Utilities and Pipelines
  • April 23, 2020
    Wright & Talisman Ranked Among America's Leading Law Firms by Chambers USA 2020
  • March 27, 2020
    Court Upholds Transmission Owners' Right of First Refusal Under Minnesota Statute
  • March 23, 2020
    FERC Proposes Changes to Electric Transmission Incentives Policy
Washington, D.C. – Wright & Talisman, P.C. continues to be ranked as one of America's leading law firms in the area of energy law by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm is ranked nationally in the areas of Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation).
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On March 18, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued two orders relating to the rules for "behind-the-meter" resource participation in wholesale markets. Both orders centered on FERC's earlier decision in Order No. 719 to allow state and other retail regulatory authorities to "opt-out" of Regional Transmission Organization (RTO)/Independent System Operator wholesale demand response programs (Opt-Out).
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On November 19, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) proposed a rule that would revise both the Commission's pro forma Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) and its regulations under the Federal Power Act to improve the accuracy and transparency of transmission line ratings.
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On September 17, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a final rule, Order No. 2222, to require regional transmission organizations and independent system operators (RTO/ISO) to adopt participation models that allow distributed energy resource (DER) aggregators to participate directly in their wholesale electricity markets.
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August 25, 2020 – Wright & Talisman, P.C. is pleased to announce that three lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. We are also pleased to announce that Uju Okasi is joining our firm as an associate and that she has been included in the inaugural 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
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On June 30, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit), sitting en banc, overturned fifty years of circuit precedent in finding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC or Commission) practice of issuing "tolling orders" for the purpose of preventing requests for rehearing from being denied by operation of law, which delay judicial review indefinitely, is not authorized by the Natural Gas Act.
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on May 21, 2020, issued two orders that modify FERC's approach to analyzing the allowable return on equity (ROE) authorized for recovery under FERC-jurisdictional rates charged by public utilities and gas and oil pipelines.
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Washington, D.C. – Wright & Talisman, P.C. has once again been ranked as one of America's leading law firms in the area of energy law by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
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On March 25, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Eighth Circuit) affirmed the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota upholding Minnesota's "right of first refusal" (ROFR) law that gives an incumbent transmission owner the right to construct, own, and maintain new transmission facilities that are connected to its transmission system.
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On March 20, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to update FERC's transmission incentives policy to focus on examination of two consumer benefits: ensuring reliability and reducing the cost of delivered power by reducing transmission congestion.
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