Citizen Power - Filings at various regulatory proceedings
(Selected legal filings of Citizen Power as part of its advocacy work
for an electricity market that enables increased use of renewable
energy and energy-efficiency technologies)
Duquesne Light Restructuring Main Brief
Main Brief filed at the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PA
PUC), February 2, 1998 in the Duquesne Light Company Restructuring
case, (Docket No. R-974104).
DQE-APS Merger Comments
Comments filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on
June 22, 1998 (Docket No. EC97-46-000) on information filed by Duquesne
Light Company and Allegheny Power in connection with their application
Comments on DQE Auction
Comments filed on November 9, 1998 at the PA PUC (Docket No. R-974104)
in connection with Duquesne Light Company's plan to sell all of its
generating plants. The PUC approved the generation auction without a
formal investigation. Duquesne sold all of its plants to Orion Power
for $1.7 billion, or exactly what it claimed it had in "stranded
costs". The sale will enable the transition charge to be dropped from
Duquesne customer bills in March 2002. Reliant Energy (Houston) is
bidding to buy Orion in 2002.
DQE Auction Complaint
Complaint filed at FERC on February 11, 1999 (Docket No. El-39-99) in
connection with Duquesne Light Company's plan to auction its generation
Petition filed on February 11, 1999 at FERC (Docket No. EL99-40-00)
requesting FERC to assert its jurisdiction under the Federal Power Act
over generation asset dispositions.
Comments on The DQE-FE Generation Exchange
Comments filed on June 7, 1999 at the PA PUC (Docket No.
A-110150-F0020) on the plan for Duquesne Light Company (PA) and
FirstEnergy (Ohio) to exchange ownership of generation plants. Duquesne
took ownership of three old coal plants that it later sold in an
auction. Duquesne gave its share of ownership in the Perry 1 and Beaver
Valley 1&2 nuclear units to FirstEnergy. The PUC approved the
exchange without a formal investigation.
Initial Brief-CP and OEC
Initial Brief filed on June 2, 2000 at the Public Utilities Commission
of Ohio (PUCO) (Docket No. 99-1212) in connection with the FirstEnergy
Restructuring or Transition Plan.
Citizen Power Reply Brief
Reply Brief filed in the First Energy Transition Plan case at PUCO
(Docket No. 99-1212 ) on June 9, 2000. PUCO approved a settlement on
July 19, 2000.
Petition for Rehearing
Petition for Rehearing on PUCO Order approving settlement in
FirstEnergy Transition Plan case filed on August 18, 2000 (Docket No.
99-1212). PUCO denied rehearing request because rehearing request was
faxed instead of hand filed or mailed. Citizen Power appealed this
Order to the Ohio Supreme Court. The court dismissed the appeal without
Request for Rehearing filed on March 9, 2001 at FERC (Docket No.
EL99-40-00) requesting FERC to reconsider its February 7, 2001 Order
refusing to declare that it has jurisdiction over generation asset
Citizen Power Main Brief
Main Brief filed on April 6, 2001 at the PA PUC (Docket No.
A-110300F-0095) on the application of FirstEnergy to buy General Public
Utilities (GPU). The PUC approved the merger on June 20, 2001.
Citizen Power Reply Brief Reply Brief filed on April 13, 2001 in the FirstEnergy-GPU merger proceeding before the PA PUC, Docket No. A-110300F-0095.
Exceptions to the PA PUC Administrative Law Judge's decision in the
FirstEnergy-GPU merger case, May 12, 2001, Docket No. A-110300F-0095.
Motion filed on September 1, 2001 in case number 00-2469-EL-UNC asking
the PUCO to reconsider its decision not to investigate whether the
acquisition of General Public Utilities of New Jersey by FirstEnergy
(Akron, Ohio) is in the public interest. Motion was denied on September
5, 2001 and case is on appeal at the Ohio Supreme Court.
Citizen Power FEGPU Initial Brief
Initial Joint Brief of Citizen Power and Clean Air Council filed on
September 7, 2001 at the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court (Case No. 1674
C.D. 2001) appealing the PA PUC June 20, 2001 Orders approving the
FirstEnergy-GPU merger and GPU rate relief request. Case pending.
Brief of Petitioners in DC Circuit
Initial Brief filed on October 31, 2001 at the U.S. Court of Appeals,
DC Circuit, Case No. 01-1240, appealing two FERC orders (February 7,
2001 and April 6, 2001) rejecting Citizen Power's and the American
Public Power Association's Petition for a Declaratory Order. The appeal
asks the Court to make a determination as to whether FERC erred in
concluding that it lacked jurisdiction to review, under Federal Power
Act Section 203, proposed dispositions of generating facilities valued
above $50,000 that are used to produce electric energy sold at
wholesale in interstate commerce.
Citizen Power Brief
Merit Brief filed January 11, 2002 at the Ohio Supreme Court (Case No.
01-1956), appealing the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Order
refusing to review the acquisition of General Public Utilities (GPU) of
New Jersey and Pennsylvania, by FirstEnergy, to determine if the merger
is in the public interest.
PA SC FE-GPU Appeal
Appeal filed March 25, 2002 in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth Court decision affirming the PaPUC Order approving the
merger of FirstEnergy and GPU.
Merit Brief filed May 28, 2002 in the Ohio Supreme Court (Case No.
02-400) appealing the PUCO Order approving the FirstEnergy Compliance
Filing asserting the utility has achieved a 20% customer switching
2121 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217-2105