Manipulation or Arbitrage: Energy Traders, FERC, and the RTOs
ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Virtual Spring Meeting Series: An Infrastructure Crossroads
Format: Live Webinar and TeleconferenceTime: 12:30 pm Eastern (90 minutes)Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Money Center Banks and other traders are under investigation by Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) for strategies that Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) say are manipulative and that traders say are just taking advantage of arbitrage opportunities. Traders must stay on the right side of the line in order to avoid suspension from the wholesale electricity markets.
This webinar will discuss who regulates these arrangements and where the lines are being drawn. This webinar will also teach lawyers what they need to know about FERC and other regulations to advise their energy trader clients.
Paul Hastings partner Charles Patrizia will moderate this discussion.