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Case Summary Citation

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association, 136 S. Ct. 760 (2016).

Abstract

In a 6-2 opinion delivered by Justice Kagan, the United States Supreme Court upheld FERC Order No. 745, which regulates the prices that wholesale market operators pay for demand response bids. At issue in the case was whether this regulation exceeded FERC’s wholesale regulation authority under the Federal Power Act, thereby impinging on retail markets under state regulation, and whether the pricing regulations within the rule were chosen in an arbitrary and capricious manner. The Court held Order No. 745 withstood both challenges.

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