On Thursday, November 15, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Final Rule regarding Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report Filing Process under docket RM12-3. In summary, it confirms the following items from the June 21, 2012 NOPR:
- A web-based approach will be used for filing EQRs.
- Public and non-public utilities can either file directly through the Commission’s website via a web interface or by submitting an Extensible Mark-Up Language-formatted file.
- EQR submissions must include a company identification number to identify the public or non-public utility making the submission.
- The changes to the process for filing EQRs will apply to EQR filings beginning with the third quarter 2013 EQR, which will provide data for July through September 2013.
The full text of the Final Rule is available here.