Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$22,308,016,491
Number of Records: 
1,897
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 or local 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$4,797,468,20458
Enron$2,085,725,32714
Duke Energy$1,973,226,09774
NRG Energy$1,645,848,29586
Dominion Energy$1,287,986,83596
FirstEnergy$1,209,669,49351
PG&E Corp.$1,117,233,81256
Alliant Energy$1,027,638,82413
WEC Energy Group$1,000,028,70627
Vistra Energy$849,690,31657


Individual Penalty Records:

Click on the company or penalty amount for more information on each case. Click on the parent name to reach the summary page for that parent company.
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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
DTE Energy DTE Energy environmental violation 2020 EPA $7,300,000
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
Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC Sempra Energy employment discrimination 2019 EEOC $50,000
Idaho Power Co. IDACORP employment discrimination 2004 EEOC $175,000
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
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
Dominion Oklahoma Texas Exploration & Production Inc. Dominion Energy False Claims Act and related 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $2,219,974
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 investor protection violation 2017 DOJ_ANTITRUST $600,000
ABB, Inc. ABB Ltd. energy conservation violation 2017 DOE $37,040
Nicor Inc. Southern Company energy conservation violation 2014 DOE $6,000
Conectiv Services Inc Calpine consumer protection violation 2001 DE-AG $150,000
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
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
United Illuminating Iberdrola consumer protection violation 2005 CT-AG $198,230
San Diego Gas & Electric Company Sempra Energy investor protection violation 2010 CFTC $80,000
Sempra Energy Trading LLC Sempra Energy investor protection 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 investor protection 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
Pacific Gas & Electric Company PG&E Corp. environmental violation 2016 CA-SONDA $120,000
Mirant NRG Energy environmental violation 2009 CA-SFCA $1,100,000
PG&E PG&E Corp. consumer protection violation 2006 CA-SFCA $6,500,000
Progress Energy Duke Energy False Claims Act and related 2004 CA-SFCA $43,100,000
San Diego Gas & Electric Sempra Energy environmental violation 2012 CA-SDCA $27,000,000
Pacific Gas & Electric PG&E Corp. consumer protection violation 2019 CA-MULTI $1,000,000,000
AmeriGas Propane, L.P. UGI Corp. consumer protection violation 2013 CA-MULTI $800,000
Pacific Gas & Electric PG&E Corp. environmental violation 2020 CA-MULTI $4,000,000
Southern California Gas Co. Sempra Energy environmental violation 2016 CA-LACDA $4,000,000
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
Powerex BC Hydro energy market manipulation 2013 CA-AG $750,000,000
Southern California Gas Company Sempra Energy environmental violation 2018 CA-AG $119,500,000
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
First Solar Inc. First Solar wage and hour violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $9,631,078
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