Public Power Daily Logo

Court holds BPA and WAPA liable for certain overcharges during 2000-01 Western energy crisis


From the April 15, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published April 15, 2013

By Robert Varela
Editorial Director
The Bonneville Power Administration and the Western Area Power Administration are contractually liable for overcharges for certain sales during the Western energy crisis of 2000-01, if and when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recalculates just and reasonable rates for those sales, the U.S. Court of Claims ruled April 2. In a separate April 2 decision, the same court rejected a motion by the federal government to reconsider a similar 2012 ruling that the government was responsible for refunds for other categories of sales during the crisis period. The California Public Utilities Commission said BPA and WAPA "now face the prospect of close to $2 billion in refunds to California."

Ratings

Be the first to rate this item!

Please Sign in to rate this.

Comments

  Add Your Comment

(1000 of 1000 characters remaining)

Senior Vice President, Publishing 
Jeanne Wickline LaBella
202/467-2948
JLaBella@publicpower.org

Editorial Director
Robert Varela
202/467-2947
RVarela@publicpower.org

Editor, Public Power Daily
Jeannine Anderson
202/467-2977
JAnderson@publicpower.org

Communications Assistant
Fallon W. Forbush
202/467-2958
FForbush@publicpower.org

Manager, Integrated Media 
David L. Blaylock
202/467-2946
DBlaylock@publicpower.org

Integrated Media Editor 
Laura D’Alessandro 
202/467-2955 
LDAlessandro@publicpower.org