US Energy Regulation

US Energy Industry is regulated at federal, state and local level.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
FERC regulates, monitors and investigates electricity, natural gas, hydropower, oil matters, natural gas pipelines, LNG terminals, hydroelectric dams
- regulates wholesale electric transmission rates

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
  • NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards

State Regulation (PUC)
- Regulate retail electric and natural gas rates that can be charged by utilities
- Determine new transmittion and distribution lines

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