Amici curiae are law professors who have significant research and teaching experience in the field of energy law, with a particular focus on electric power markets. They are listed in the Appendix to this brief. They are submitting this brief because they believe that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit made serious errors when it held that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) lacked authority to regulate operators’ rules for demand response (DR) in the wholesale electricity markets. That holding is contrary to the text, history, and structure of the Federal Power Act (FPA), which mandates that FERC must remedy “practices . . . affecting” wholesale electricity rates to ensure such rates are just and reasonable.

Document Type

Court Filing

Publication Date



Co-author: Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Emily Hammond, and Jim Rossi