Arlington VA, May 29, 2013 — The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) filed four briefs with the D.C. Circuit Court on May 28, 2013, appealing portions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order No. 1000. The following is a statement by NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson on NRECA’s decision to file an appeal.
In addition, NRECA will be reviewing challenges made by investor-owned utilities to portions of Order No. 1000 that exempt cooperatives from participating in regional planning and cost allocation. NRECA expects to file a brief in support of these portions of the rule in the fall.