Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - 24 May 06

Prof. Robert B. Laughlin
Department of Physics
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

(Copied 8 May 09)

FERC Order No. 888

Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities
Recovery of Stranded Costs by Public Utilities and Transmitting Utilities

Last Updated: May 25, 2006

Proposed changes to open-access rules to improve clarity and transparency for transmission use and planning Read More.

September 16, 2005

18 CFR Chapter I Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Services.

January 20, 1998

Order No. 888-C This Order on Rehearing clarified the primary goal of Order No. 888's requirements for pooling arrangements "is to ensure comparability regarding transmission services that are offered on a pool-wide basis."

November 25, 1997

Order No. 888-B This Order on Rehearing affirms, with certain clarifications, the fundamental calls made in Order No. 888-A.

May 16, 1997

Order No. 888 - Clarification Order On Clarification, regarding Reciprocity Conditions.

March 4, 1997

Order No. 888-A (Part I) This Order on Rehearing reaffirms the basic determinations in Order No. 888 and clarifies certain terms.
Order No. 888-A (Part II)
Order No. 888-A (Part III)
Order No. 888-A (Appendix B)

September 27, 1996

76 Ferc 61,347 Notice of Extension of Time and Clarifying Service and Docketing Procedures.

July 2, 1996

Order Nos. 888 and 889 - Clarification Order Clarifying Order Nos. 888 and 889 Compliance Matters.

May 29, 1996

75 FERC 61,208 Order Responding to Referral to Council on Environmental Quality

April 24, 1996

Requires all public utilities that own, control or operate facilities used for transmitting electric energy in interstate commerce:
  • To have on file open access non-discriminatory transmission tariffs that contain minimum terms and conditions of non-discriminatory service, and
  • Permits public utilities and transmitting utilities to seek recovery of legitimate, prudent and verifiable stranded costs associated with providing open access and Federal Power Act section 211 transmission services.
The Commission's goal is to remove impediments to competition in the wholesale bulk power marketplace and to bring more efficient, lower cost power to the Nation's electricity consumers.

Order No. 888 (Cover)
Order No. 888 (Rulemaking)
Order No. 888 (Appendix)
Order No. 888 (Appendix B) List of Commenters
Order No. 888 (Appendix C) Allegations of Public Utilities Exercizing Transmission Dominance
Order No. 888 (Appendix D) Pro Forma Open Access Transmission Tariff
Order No. 888 (Appendix E) Group I Public Utilities
Order No. 888 (Appendix F) Group II Public Utilities
Order No. 888 (Appendix G) Legal Analysis of Commission Jurisdiction over the Rates, Terms and Conditions of Unbundled Retail Transmission in Interstate Commerce.