Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$24,374,731,078
Number of Records: 
2,079
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$4,797,282,75960
Duke Energy$2,855,576,601111
Enron$2,085,725,32714
NRG Energy$1,645,707,38583
PG&E Corp.$1,602,530,61753
FirstEnergy$1,439,932,01461
Dominion Energy$1,426,729,799102
Alliant Energy$1,027,637,42116
WEC Energy Group$999,576,96624
Vistra Energy$849,672,28360


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
PG&E Corp. PG&E Corp. environmental violation 2008 private lawsuit-state $20,000,000
American Electric Power Co. American Electric Power energy market violation 2005 FERC $21,000,000
American Electric Power Company Inc. American Electric Power energy market violation 2005 FERC $21,000,000
Reliant Energy Services Inc. NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2007 USAO $22,200,000
Illinois Power Co. and Dynergy Midwest Generation Ameren environmental violation 2005 IL-AG (*) $24,000,000
ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY Ameren environmental violation 2005 EPA $24,000,000
Arizona Public Service Company Pinnacle West Capital consumer protection violation 2021 AZ-AG $24,750,000
Florida Power & Light Co. NextEra Energy energy market violation 2009 FERC $25,000,000
Duke Energy Progress Duke Energy environmental violation 2015 NC-ENV $25,116,883
San Diego Gas & Electric Sempra Energy environmental violation 2012 CA-SDCA $27,000,000
First Energy/Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company FirstEnergy labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $27,382,600
Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, L.L.C. Duke Energy energy market manipulation 2003 CFTC $28,000,000
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company FirstEnergy nuclear safety violation 2006 NRC $28,000,000
CMS Energy Corp. CMS Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $28,000,000
Eversource EverSource Energy consumer protection violation 2021 CT-AG $29,000,000
Pacific Gas & Electric PG&E Corp. environmental violation 2012 USAO $29,500,000
American Electric Power Company, Inc. and AEP Energy Services, Inc. American Electric Power data submission deficiencies 2005 CFTC $30,000,000
American Electric Power American Electric Power data submission deficiencies 2005 DOJ_CRIMINAL $30,000,000
Duke Energy Retirement Cash Balance Plan Duke Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $30,000,000
Cinergy Corporation Duke Energy environmental violation 2000 MULTI-AG (*) $30,000,000
Sempra Energy Corporation Sempra Energy energy market manipulation 2006 NV-AG $30,000,000
EAST KENTUCKY POWER COOPERATIVE East Kentucky Power Cooperative environmental violation 2013 EPA $30,684,571
Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Inc. CenterPoint Energy environmental violation 2003 EPA $33,100,000
Enron Corp. Enron energy market manipulation 2004 CFTC $35,000,000
ABB Ltd. ABB Ltd. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 SEC $39,300,000
PSEG Energy Resources & Trade, LLC Public Service Enterprise energy market violation 2018 FERC $39,400,000
Golden Valley Electric Association Golden Valley Electric Association environmental violation 2012 EPA $40,365,000
Progress Energy Duke Energy False Claims Act and related 2004 CA-SFCA $43,100,000
NSTAR Gas & Electric Co. EverSource Energy consumer protection violation 2015 MA-AG $44,700,000
WEC Energy Group WEC Energy Group benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $45,000,000
Commonwealth Edison Exelon consumer protection violation 2014 IL-AG $46,000,000
Reliant Energy Services, Inc. NRG Energy energy market violation 2003 FERC $50,000,000
PG&E et al. PG&E Corp. environmental violation 2013 USAO $50,500,000
ABB Middle East & Africa Participations AG ABB Ltd. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2001 DOJ_ANTITRUST $53,000,000
Bay State Gas Company, d/b/a Columbia Gas of Massachusetts NiSource environmental violation 2020 USAO $53,030,116
Constellation Energy Group Exelon environmental violation 2008 private lawsuit-state $54,000,000
ABB Inc. ABB Ltd. benefit plan administrator violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $55,000,000
NiSource Inc. et al. NiSource consumer protection violation 2020 MA-AG $56,000,000
Kentucky Utilities Company PPL Corp. environmental violation 2013 EPA $57,300,000
GDF SUEZ Energy Marketing NA, Inc. Engie energy market violation 2017 FERC $81,800,000
Consolidated Edison of New York and Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. Consolidated Edison consumer protection violation 2021 NY-DFS $82,050,000
Duke Energy Duke Energy environmental violation 2009 EPA $93,000,000
Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative Minnkota Power Cooperative environmental violation 2006 EPA $100,000,000
Duke Energy Corporation Duke Energy environmental violation 2015 EPA $102,000,000
Enron Corp. Enron accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 CT-AG $111,200,000
Southern California Gas Company Sempra Energy environmental violation 2018 CA-AG $119,500,000
West Virginia-American Water Company et al. American Water Works environmental violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $126,000,000
Kentucky Utilities PPL Corp. environmental violation 2009 EPA $136,400,000
SCANA Corp. Dominion Energy investor protection violation 2020 SEC $137,500,000
Dairyland Power Cooperative Dairyland Power Cooperative environmental violation 2012 EPA $155,950,000
PG&E PG&E Corp. environmental violation 2021 CA-SFCA $160,600,000
Ameren Ameren environmental violation 2007 MO-AG $179,750,000
Alabama Power Company Southern Company environmental violation 2006 EPA $200,000,000
Commonwealth Edison Company Exelon kickbacks and bribery 2020 USAO $200,000,000
Duke Energy Duke Energy energy market manipulation 2004 MULTI-AG $207,500,000
FirstEnergy Corp. FirstEnergy kickbacks and bribery 2021 USAO $230,000,000
Louisiana Generating (NRG Energy) NRG Energy environmental violation 2012 EPA $264,000,000
Dynegy Vistra Energy energy market manipulation 2004 CA-AG $281,500,000
PG&E Corp. PG&E Corp. environmental violation 2006 private lawsuit-state $295,000,000
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation WEC Energy Group environmental violation 2013 EPA $307,200,000
PSEG Fossil LLC Public Service Enterprise environmental violation 2002 EPA $344,400,000
Enron Power Marketing Inc. Enron energy market manipulation 2006 FERC $400,000,000
Reliant Energy, Inc. NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2005 MULTI-AG $460,000,000
Westar Energy Evergy Inc. environmental violation 2010 EPA $509,000,000
Dynegy Midwest Generation Vistra Energy environmental violation 2005 EPA $524,000,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. NiSource environmental violation 2011 EPA $613,000,000
Wisconsin Electric Power Company WEC Energy Group environmental violation 2003 EPA $623,200,000
East Kentucky Power Cooperative East Kentucky Power Cooperative environmental violation 2007 EPA $650,750,000
Mirant Corporation NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2005 CA-AG $749,700,000
Powerex BC Hydro energy market manipulation 2013 CA-AG $750,000,000
Duke Energy Duke Energy environmental violation 2021 NC-AG $855,000,000
Pacific Gas & Electric PG&E Corp. consumer protection violation 2019 CA-MULTI $1,000,000,000
Wisconsin Power and Light Company Alliant Energy environmental violation 2013 EPA $1,010,950,000
Ohio Edison Company FirstEnergy environmental violation 2005 EPA $1,133,500,000
Virginia Electric Power Co. Dominion Energy environmental violation 2003 EPA $1,219,200,000
Cinergy Corporation Duke Energy environmental violation 2000 EPA $1,430,000,000
Enron Enron energy market manipulation 2005 MULTI-AG $1,520,000,000
American Electric Power American Electric Power environmental violation 2007 EPA $4,675,000,000
American Electric Power American Electric Power environmental violation 2007 MULTI-AG (*) $4,675,000,000
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