Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$20,045,686,328
Number of Records: 
1,813
Note: 
The totals include only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The totals are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
American Electric Power$4,805,377,82756
Enron$2,085,725,32714
Duke Energy$1,930,118,09771
NRG Energy$1,622,542,29583
Dominion Energy$1,286,560,61693
FirstEnergy$1,209,681,13351
Alliant Energy$1,028,738,82413
WEC Energy Group$1,001,228,70627
Vistra Energy$849,619,84855
East Kentucky Power Cooperative$693,338,58214


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
Southern California Edison Edison International wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-state $1,750,000
Exelon Generation Company Exelon wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $950,000
Florida Power and Light NextEra Energy wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $700,000
NextEra Energy NextEra Energy wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $650,000
PG&E PG&E Corp. wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-state $17,250,000
Thomas & Betts ABB Ltd. employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-federal $698,610
Illinois Power Ameren employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $559,000
Consumers Energy CMS Energy employment discrimination 2011 private lawsuit-federal $1,023,385
Consolidated Edison Consolidated Edison employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $13,838,137
Baltimore Gas & Electric Exelon employment discrimination 2005 private lawsuit-federal $5,165,000
Rochester Gas & Electric Co. Iberdrola employment discrimination 2008 private lawsuit-federal $2,000,000
Pacific Gas And Electric Company PG&E Corp. wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $5,500,000
Wisconsin Electric Power Company WEC Energy Group wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $4,236,231
Duke Energy Retirement Cash Balance Plan Duke Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $30,000,000
Aquila, Inc. Evergy Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $10,500,000
Southern Company Southern Company benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $15,000,000
Xcel Energy, Inc. Xcel Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $8,000,000
Calpine Corporation Calpine benefit plan administrator violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $4,200,000
CMS Energy Corp. CMS Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $28,000,000
Allegheny Energy, Inc. FirstEnergy benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $4,000,000
Dynegy, Inc. Vistra Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $9,975,000
Dynegy, Inc. Vistra Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $17,900,000
Mirant Corp. NRG Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $9,700,000
Edison International Edison International benefit plan administrator violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $13,161,491
TXU Corp. Vistra Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $7,250,000
Westar Energy Evergy Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $9,250,000
WEC Energy Group WEC Energy Group benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $45,000,000
Pepco Holdings, Inc. Exelon employment screening violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $99,000
ABB Inc. ABB Ltd. benefit plan administrator violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $55,000,000
Alliant Energy Alliant Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $8,936,437
Dominion Energy, Inc. Dominion Energy wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $3,800,000
Dynegy Vistra Energy energy market manipulation 2004 CA-AG $281,500,000
Mirant Corporation NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2005 CA-AG $749,700,000
NextEra Energy Resources NextEra Energy environmental violation 2010 CA-AG $2,500,000
Southern California Gas Company Sempra Energy environmental violation 2018 CA-AG $119,500,000
San Diego Gas & Electric Company Sempra Energy securities issuance or trading violation 2010 CFTC $80,000
Sempra Energy Trading LLC Sempra Energy securities issuance or trading violation 2008 CFTC $175,000
NRG Energy, Inc. NRG Energy data submission deficiencies 2007 CFTC $2,000,000
Dominion Resources, Inc. Dominion Energy data submission deficiencies 2006 CFTC $4,250,000
American Electric Power Company, Inc. and AEP Energy Services, Inc. American Electric Power data submission deficiencies 2005 CFTC $30,000,000
Mirant Americas Energy Marketing LP NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2004 CFTC $12,500,000
Cinergy Marketing & Trading, LP Duke Energy data submission deficiencies 2004 CFTC $3,000,000
Enron Corp. Enron energy market manipulation 2004 CFTC $35,000,000
Calpine Energy Services, L.P. Calpine securities issuance or trading violation 2004 CFTC $1,500,000
e prime, Inc. Xcel Energy energy market manipulation 2004 CFTC $16,000,000
Entergy Koch Trading, L.P. Entergy data submission deficiencies 2004 CFTC $3,000,000
Reliant Energy Services, Inc. NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2003 CFTC $18,000,000
Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, L.L.C. Duke Energy energy market manipulation 2003 CFTC $28,000,000
Dynegy Marketing & Trade (Dynegy) and West Coast Power LLC Vistra Energy energy market manipulation 2002 CFTC $5,000,000
Avista Energy Avista energy market manipulation 2001 CFTC $2,100,000
Connecticut Light & Power EverSource Energy consumer protection violation 2006 CT-AG $8,000,000
Connecticut Natural Gas Iberdrola consumer protection violation 2007 CT-AG $130,000
Covanta Projects of Wallingford, L.P, Covanta environmental violation 2011 CT-AG $400,000
Dominion Retail, Inc. Dominion Energy consumer protection violation 2006 CT-AG $707,182
Enron Corp. Enron accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 CT-AG $111,200,000
GDF Suez Energy Marketing NA, Inc. Engie tax violations 2012 CT-AG $8,730
U.S. Water Services, Inc. Allete tax violations 2015 CT-AG $6,570
United Illuminating Iberdrola consumer protection violation 2005 CT-AG $198,230
Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) Exelon environmental violation 2014 DC-AG $850,000
Washington Gas Light Co. AltaGas consumer protection violation 2011 DC-AG $340,000
Conectiv Services Inc Calpine consumer protection violation 2001 DE-AG $150,000
ABB, Inc. ABB Ltd. energy conservation violation 2017 DOEOGC $37,040
Nicor Inc. Southern Company energy conservation violation 2014 DOEOGC $6,000
Washington Gas Energy Systems AltaGas fraud 2014 DOJ_ANTITRUST $2,500,000
Exelon Corporation Exelon price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2012 DOJ_ANTITRUST $400,000
KeySpan Corporation National Grid price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2010 DOJ_ANTITRUST $12,000,000
ABB Middle East & Africa Participations AG ABB Ltd. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2001 DOJ_ANTITRUST $53,000,000
Duke Energy Corporation Duke Energy premerger notification violation 2017 DOJ_ANTITRUST $600,000
Dominion Oklahoma Texas Exploration & Production Inc. Dominion Energy False Claims Act and related 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $2,219,974
ABB Ltd. ABB Ltd. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $19,000,000
Mirant Energy Trading LLC NRG Energy fraud 2007 DOJ_CRIMINAL $11,000,000
American Electric Power American Electric Power data submission deficiencies 2005 DOJ_CRIMINAL $30,000,000
REC Silicon Inc REC Silicon benefit plan administrator violation 2009 EBSA $10,001
ENRON CORP. Enron benefit plan administrator violation 2008 EBSA $10,001
REC SILICON, INC. REC Silicon benefit plan administrator violation 2008 EBSA $50,001
AMERICAN WATER SERVICES OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE American Water Works benefit plan administrator violation 2007 EBSA $50,001
ENRON CORP. Enron benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $10,001
Georgia Power Company Southern Company employment discrimination 2012 EEOC $49,500
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. Hawaiian Electric Industries employment discrimination 2012 EEOC $50,000
Luminant Mining Company Vistra Energy employment discrimination 2013 EEOC $150,000
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Consolidated Edison employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $3,800,000
Georgia Power Co. Southern Company employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $1,586,500
Conectiv, et al. Calpine employment discrimination 2008 EEOC $1,650,000
Commonwealth Edison Company Exelon employment discrimination 2000 EEOC $2,500,000
Duke Energy Duke Energy environmental violation 2015 EPA $5,375,000
Alabama Power Southern Company environmental violation 2015 EPA $1,600,000
Arizona Public Service Company Pinnacle West Capital environmental violation 2015 EPA $3,800,000
Southern California Edison Edison International environmental violation 2015 EPA $3,500,000
Public Service Company of New Mexico PNM Resources environmental violation 2015 EPA $3,800,000
El Paso Electric El Paso Electric environmental violation 2015 EPA $3,800,000
Tucson Electric Power Fortis environmental violation 2015 EPA $3,800,000
Duke Energy Duke Energy environmental violation 2014 EPA $3,000,000
Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative Deseret Generation & Transmission Cooperative environmental violation 2013 EPA $295,000
Kentucky Utilities Company PPL Corp. environmental violation 2013 EPA $57,300,000
Golden Valley Electric Association Golden Valley Electric Association environmental violation 2012 EPA $40,365,000
Brad Foote Gear Works Inc. Broadwind Energy environmental violation 2013 EPA $1,500,000
Interstate Power and Light, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Alliant Energy environmental violation 2015 EPA $7,100,000
Duke Energy Corporation Duke Energy environmental violation 2015 EPA $102,000,000
Washakie Renewable Energy LLC Washakie Renewable Energy environmental violation 2015 EPA $3,000,000
Consumers Energy CMS Energy environmental violation 2014 EPA $10,250,000
Minnesota Power Allete environmental violation 2014 EPA $5,600,000
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