The Supreme court sides with FERC on 745 affirming jurisdiction over Demand Response

January 25, 2016 / News & Updates

The Supreme Court today rescued an administration-supported rule that promotes electricity conservation, handing a big victory to environmentalists and President Barack Obama.

The 6-2 decision overturned a federal appeals panel ruling and affirmed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s authority to incentivize programs that reduce power consumption during peak demand periods by paying large users to curb their demand. Although states could opt out of FERC’s regulation, the lower court argued that the agency had overstepped its powers.

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