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Connecticut Dept. of Pub. Util. Control v. FERC, No. 07-1375

In a petition for review of FERC's modification of the amount of a bulk power system's Installed Capacity Requirement (ICR), the petition is denied where FERC was not directly regulating electrical generation in its review of the ICR, and thus FERC was not exceeding its authority under the Federal Power Act.

Read Connecticut Dept. of Pub. Util. Control v. FERC, No. 07-1375

Appellate Information

Argued May 12, 2009

Decided June 23, 2009

Judges

Judge Tatel delivered the opinion of the Court.

Counsel

For Petitioner:

Randall L. Speck, Young, Thagard, Hoffman, Smith & Lawrence, L.L.P., Washington, DC

John S. Wright, Assistant Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Hartford, CT

Michael C. Wertheimer, Assistant Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Hartford, CT

Jesse S. Reyes, Assistant Attorney, Attorney General's Office of Commonwealth of
Massachusetts

Lisa C. Fink, State of Maine Public Utilities Commission, Augusta, ME

Lisa S. Gast, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C., Washington, DC

For Respondent:

Samuel Soopper, Attorney, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC

Cynthia A. Marlette, General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC

Robert H. Solomon, Solicitor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC.

John N. Estes III, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Washington, DC

Scott Phillip Myers, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Washington DC

Paul Franklin Wight, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Washington DC

James C. Beh, Jones Day, Washington, DC

Shay Dvoretzky, Jones Day, Washington, DC

Larry F. Eisenstat, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Washington DC

George E. Johnson, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Washington DC

Christopher C. O'Hara, Inman, SC

Sherry A. Quirk, Schiff Hardin LLP, Washington DC 

Montina M. Cole, Schiff Hardin LLP, Washington DC