• WAPA Settles with FERC and NERC over Blackout
  • December 12, 2014
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a regional power marketer, has reached a settlement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) over a 2011 blackout. FERC alleged that WAPA’s Desert Southwest Region was operating its portion of the transmission system outside of voltage limits when a 500-kilovolt line in Arizona failed and led to blackouts as long as 12 hours in some areas. Check here - http://www.ect.coop/top-story-home-page/wapa-agrees-to-settlement-in-southwest-blackout/75742 for more.