Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$22,028,072,061
Number of Records: 
1,865
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$4,797,360,09456
Enron$2,085,725,32714
Duke Energy$1,973,216,09773
NRG Energy$1,645,842,29585
Dominion Energy$1,286,573,34194
FirstEnergy$1,209,669,49351
PG&E Corp.$1,113,231,71254
Alliant Energy$1,027,638,82413
WEC Energy Group$1,000,028,70627
Vistra Energy$849,690,31657


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
AES Puerto Rico, L.P. AES Corp. environmental violation 2012 EPA $170,000
Entergy Nuclear Power Marketing, LLC Entergy energy market violation 2018 FERC $170,364
Avista Corporation Avista environmental violation 2012 EPA $172,000
FirstEnergy Corp. (Akron, OH) FirstEnergy environmental violation 2013 EPA $174,605
Sempra Energy Trading LLC Sempra Energy investor protection violation 2008 CFTC $175,000
MIRANT BOWLINE, LLC NRG Energy environmental violation 2007 EPA $175,000
MIRANT LOVETT, LLC NRG Energy environmental violation 2008 EPA $175,000
Idaho Power Co. IDACORP employment discrimination 2004 EEOC $175,000
ENABLE GAS TRANSMISSION LLC CenterPoint Energy environmental violation 2008 PHMSA $177,500
Westar Energy, Inc. Evergy Inc. energy market violation 2017 FERC $180,000
THE EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC COMPANY Algonquin Power & Utilities environmental violation 2001 EPA $181,000
DOMINION TRANSMISSION INC Dominion Energy environmental violation 2010 PHMSA $182,500
Jersey Central Power & Light FirstEnergy wage and hour violation 2011 WHD $182,640
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation PPL Corp. employment discrimination 2018 OFCCP $185,304
United Illuminating Iberdrola consumer protection violation 2005 CT-AG $198,230
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION (FORMERLY PSI ENERGY - GIB Duke Energy environmental violation 2014 EPA $199,000
Black Hills Power, Inc. Black Hills energy market violation 2011 FERC $200,000
NRG DICKERSON GENERATING STATION 240310001900158 NRG Energy environmental violation 2000 EPA $200,000
Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy LLC Covanta environmental violation 2018 EPA $200,000
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY Southern Company environmental violation 2015 EPA (*) $200,000
American Transmission Company, LLC WEC Energy Group energy market violation 2017 FERC $205,000
Reliance Electric, Inc. ABB Ltd. wage and hour violation 2012 WHD $209,007
FirstEnergy Corp. (Akron, OH) FirstEnergy environmental violation 2013 EPA $214,604
National Grid National Grid labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $220,000
WISCONSIN PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION- WE WEC Energy Group environmental violation 2008 EPA $225,000
XCEL ENERGY - KEY CITY/WILMARTH Xcel Energy environmental violation 2004 EPA $240,000
XCEL ENERGY-RED WING SUBSTATION Xcel Energy environmental violation 2004 EPA $240,000
Eversource Energy Service Co. EverSource Energy wage and hour violation 2019 MA-AG $250,000
SHENANGO INC/SHENANGO COKE PLT 420030002200569 DTE Energy environmental violation 2005 EPA $252,000
CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY Duke Energy environmental violation 2010 EPA $260,250
Northern Indiana Public Service Company NiSource labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $262,616
ABB INC. ABB Ltd. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $267,234
Tampa Electric Company Emera labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $269,518
National Grid National Grid wage and hour violation 2013 MA-AG $270,000
GENON POTOMAC RIVER LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION NRG Energy environmental violation 2011 EPA $275,562
GENON POTOMAC RIVER LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION NRG Energy environmental violation 2012 EPA $280,704
WPL - COLUMBIA ENERGY CENTER Alliant Energy environmental violation 2008 EPA $285,000
Wisconsin Power and Light Company Alliant Energy environmental violation 2008 WI-AG $285,000
Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative Deseret Generation & Transmission Cooperative environmental violation 2013 EPA $295,000
SHENANGO INC/SHENANGO COKE PLT 420030002201116 DTE Energy environmental violation 2014 EPA $300,000
KENTUCKY UTILITIES COMPANY PPL Corp. environmental violation 2013 EPA $300,000
CHATTANOOGA GAS CO Southern Company environmental violation 2009 PHMSA $303,000
DEGS of Narrows LLC Duke Energy environmental violation 2010 EPA $310,000
DEGS OF NARROWS, LLC Duke Energy environmental violation 2010 EPA (*) $310,000
QUESTAR PIPELINE CO - DARK CANYON Dominion Energy environmental violation 2006 EPA $319,307
Covanta Energy Corporation Covanta wage and hour violation 2013 WHD $322,544
Indianapolis Power & Light Compan AES Corp. energy market violation 2014 FERC $333,500
Washington Gas Light Co. AltaGas consumer protection violation 2011 DC-AG $340,000
Public Service Company of New Mexico, Inc., its subsidiary, Avistar, Inc., and Public Service Company of New Mexico, Inc. d/b/a Manzano Energy PNM Resources labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $342,374
Southern Company Services, Inc. Southern Company energy market violation 2009 FERC $350,000
Louisville Gas and Electric Co. PPL Corp. energy market violation 2009 FERC $350,000
DUNKIRK STEAM GENERATING STATION NRG Energy environmental violation 2001 EPA $350,000
DUNKIRK STEAM GENERATING STATION NRG Energy environmental violation 2001 EPA $350,000
Dominion Cove Point Dominion Energy environmental violation 2015 EPA $365,000
DOMINION COVE POINT LNG, LP Dominion Energy environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $365,000
Nuclear Management Company, LLC Xcel Energy labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $366,161
Portland General Electric Co. Portland General Electric energy market violation 2010 FERC $375,000
Calpine Corporation Calpine energy market violation 2019 FERC $375,000
Exelon Power Mid-Atlantic Exelon labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $378,776
NRG ENERGY CENTER DOVER, LLC NRG Energy environmental violation 2002 EPA $380,000
ENTERGY RI STATE ENERGY, LP 440070041900003 Entergy environmental violation 2004 EPA $383,700
American Electric Power Service Corporation American Electric Power wage and hour violation 2015 WHD $396,096
Exelon Corporation Exelon price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2012 DOJ_ANTITRUST $400,000
Entergy New Orleans, Inc Entergy energy market violation 2008 FERC $400,000
CALPINE-DEEPWATER ENERGY CTR (CONNECTIV) Exelon environmental violation 2009 EPA $400,000
Covanta Projects of Wallingford, L.P, Covanta environmental violation 2011 CT-AG $400,000
KANSAS CITY POWER AND LIGHT Evergy Inc. environmental violation 2004 EPA $407,788
Sempra Energy Trading LLC Sempra Energy energy market violation 2008 FERC $407,959
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC Duke Energy energy market violation 2011 FERC $425,000
NorthWestern Corporation and NorthWestern Services, LLC NorthWestern Corp. energy market violation 2008 FERC $450,000
DUNKIRK STEAM GENERATING STATION NRG Energy environmental violation 2004 EPA $450,000
Detroit Edison DTE Energy environmental violation 2001 MI-AG (*) $450,000
DETROIT EDISON (CONNERS CREEK) DTE Energy environmental violation 2001 EPA $450,000
Southern Company Southern Company wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $459,104
Puget Sound Energy Inc Puget Sound Energy environmental violation 2008 EPA $471,900
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation WEC Energy Group environmental violation 2008 WI-AG $475,000
SUZLON ROTOR CORP 271170002500014 Suzlon environmental violation 2011 EPA $490,000
Jersey Central Power and Light Company, A First Energy Company FirstEnergy labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $495,000
NRG Energy, Inc. NRG Energy energy market violation 2007 FERC $500,000
AmeriGas UGI Corp. consumer protection violation 2014 MI-AG $500,000
NORTHERN STATES POWER COMPANY Xcel Energy environmental violation 2003 EPA $500,000
MIDWEST GENERATION LLC - CONSENT DECREE NRG Energy environmental violation 2018 EPA $500,000
AmeriGas Propane, LP UGI Corp. consumer protection violation 2013 VT-AG $544,986
Otter Tail Power Company Otter Tail Corp. energy market violation 2008 FERC $546,832
Illinois Power Ameren employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $559,000
Duke Energy Corporation Duke Energy investor protection violation 2017 DOJ_ANTITRUST $600,000
VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY Dominion Energy environmental violation 2001 EPA $600,000
SIGECO CenterPoint Energy environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $600,000
EXELON GEN CO/CROMBY GEN STA Exelon environmental violation 2005 EPA $602,250
EXELON GENERATION CO LLC Exelon environmental violation 2010 EPA $608,000
SHENANGO INC/SHENANGO COKE PLT 420030002201069 DTE Energy environmental violation 2012 EPA $625,000
GAMESA WIND/FAIRLESS HILLS WIND TURBINE NACELLE MFG Gamesa environmental violation 2008 EPA $634,425
FirstEnergy Corp. FirstEnergy wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $634,742
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. Entergy nuclear safety violation 2008 NRC $650,000
Southern California Edison Company Edison International energy market manipulation 2014 FERC $650,000
NextEra Energy NextEra Energy wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $650,000
CINERGY AND PSI ENERGY, INC., WABASH RIVER Duke Energy environmental violation 2009 EPA $687,500
Thomas & Betts ABB Ltd. employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-federal $698,610
Florida Power and Light NextEra Energy wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $700,000
Rochester Gas and Electric Iberdrola environmental violation 2008 NY-AG $700,000
Dominion Retail, Inc. Dominion Energy consumer protection violation 2006 CT-AG $707,182
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