Citizen Power appeals FERC decision to ignore its authority under the Federal Power Act

“FERC claims it has transfer jurisdiction only over transmission facilities, but not the generators that produce the power sold in wholesale markets,” said David Pomper, attorney for Citizen Power. “This claim, however, is contradicted both by the plain meaning of the Federal Power Act, the legislative history explaining the meaning and construction of the Act, and specific court findings that generators are in fact FERC jurisdictional, when they are used at wholesale in interstate sales.”

NEW ORLEANS, June 5, 2001 — Three electric utilities-including one international company-have been honored with the Edison Award today.

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