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NERC Submits Request for Rehearing on SLECA Registration Appeal

On August 19, 2013, in Docket No. RC13-4, NERC submitted a request for rehearing on the South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association (“SLECA”) registration appeal.

NERC argues that rehearing of the July 18, 2013 Order should be granted because the Commission erred on technical, legal and policy grounds. NERC states that the Order was technically flawed for three reasons: (1) the Order ignored the plain language of the NERC Registry Criteria; (2) the Order improperly expanded the registration criteria without due process, justification or record support; and (3) most notably, the Order reached the wrong technical conclusion regarding LaGen’s Landry substation. NERC argues that the Order is legally invalid as it directly contravenes FPA Section 215, as well as applicable rules, regulations, orders and prior precedent and as a result, FERC’s actions were arbitrary and capricious.

To view the request for rehearing, click here.