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:

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 Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
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
Enron Enron energy market manipulation 2005 MULTI-AG $1,520,000,000
Cinergy Corporation Duke Energy environmental violation 2000 EPA $1,430,000,000
Virginia Electric Power Co. Dominion Energy environmental violation 2003 EPA $1,219,200,000
Ohio Edison Company FirstEnergy environmental violation 2005 EPA $1,133,500,000
Wisconsin Power and Light Company Alliant Energy environmental violation 2013 EPA $1,010,950,000
Mirant Corporation NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2005 CA-AG $749,700,000
East Kentucky Power Cooperative East Kentucky Power Cooperative environmental violation 2007 EPA $650,750,000
Wisconsin Electric Power Company WEC Energy Group environmental violation 2003 EPA $623,200,000
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. NiSource environmental violation 2011 EPA $613,000,000
Dynegy Midwest Generation Vistra Energy environmental violation 2005 EPA $524,000,000
Westar Energy Evergy Inc. environmental violation 2010 EPA $509,000,000
Reliant Energy, Inc. NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2005 MULTI-AG $460,000,000
Enron Power Marketing Inc. Enron energy market manipulation 2006 FERC $400,000,000
PSEG Fossil LLC Public Service Enterprise environmental violation 2002 EPA $344,400,000
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation WEC Energy Group environmental violation 2013 EPA $307,200,000
Dynegy Vistra Energy energy market manipulation 2004 CA-AG $281,500,000
Louisiana Generating (NRG Energy) NRG Energy environmental violation 2012 EPA $264,000,000
Duke Energy Duke Energy energy market manipulation 2004 MULTI-AG $207,500,000
Alabama Power Company Southern Company environmental violation 2006 EPA $200,000,000
Ameren Ameren environmental violation 2007 MO-AG $179,750,000
Dairyland Power Cooperative Dairyland Power Cooperative environmental violation 2012 EPA $155,950,000
Kentucky Utilities PPL Corp. environmental violation 2009 EPA $136,400,000
Southern California Gas Company Sempra Energy environmental violation 2018 CA-AG $119,500,000
Enron Corp. Enron accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 CT-AG $111,200,000
Duke Energy Corporation Duke Energy environmental violation 2015 EPA $102,000,000
Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative Minnkota Power Cooperative environmental violation 2006 EPA $100,000,000
Duke Energy Duke Energy environmental violation 2009 EPA $93,000,000
GDF SUEZ Energy Marketing NA, Inc. Engie energy market violation 2017 FERC $81,800,000
Kentucky Utilities Company PPL Corp. environmental violation 2013 EPA $57,300,000
ABB Inc. ABB Ltd. benefit plan administrator violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $55,000,000
ABB Middle East & Africa Participations AG ABB Ltd. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2001 DOJ_ANTITRUST $53,000,000
Reliant Energy Services, Inc. NRG Energy energy market violation 2003 FERC $50,000,000
Commonwealth Edison Exelon consumer protection violation 2014 IL-AG $46,000,000
WEC Energy Group WEC Energy Group benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $45,000,000
NSTAR Gas & Electric Co. EverSource Energy consumer protection violation 2015 MA-AG $44,700,000
Golden Valley Electric Association Golden Valley Electric Association environmental violation 2012 EPA $40,365,000
PSEG Energy Resources & Trade, LLC Public Service Enterprise energy market violation 2018 FERC $39,400,000
ABB Ltd. ABB Ltd. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 SEC $39,300,000
Enron Corp. Enron energy market manipulation 2004 CFTC $35,000,000
Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Inc. CenterPoint Energy environmental violation 2003 EPA $33,100,000
EAST KENTUCKY POWER COOPERATIVE East Kentucky Power Cooperative environmental violation 2013 EPA $30,684,571
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
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
First Energy/Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company FirstEnergy labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $27,382,600
Florida Power & Light Co. NextEra Energy energy market violation 2009 FERC $25,000,000
ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY Ameren environmental violation 2005 EPA $24,000,000
Illinois Power Co. and Dynergy Midwest Generation Ameren environmental violation 2005 IL-AG (*) $24,000,000
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
Virginia Electric Power Co. Dominion Energy environmental violation 2000 EPA (*) $19,200,000
ABB Ltd. ABB Ltd. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $19,000,000
Ohio Edison FirstEnergy environmental violation 2005 MULTI-AG (*) $18,900,000
Peoples Gas Light and Coke Co. WEC Energy Group consumer protection violation 2016 IL-AG $18,750,000
Reliant Energy Services, Inc. NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2003 CFTC $18,000,000
Dynegy, Inc. Vistra Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $17,900,000
PG&E PG&E Corp. wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-state $17,250,000
Tampa Electric Company Emera environmental violation 2000 EPA $16,500,000
Midwest Generation, EME, LLC NRG Energy labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $16,184,587
e prime, Inc. Xcel Energy energy market manipulation 2004 CFTC $16,000,000
American Municipal Power American Municipal Power environmental violation 2010 EPA $15,850,000
El Paso Electric Corporation El Paso Electric energy market violation 2003 FERC $15,500,000
AmerenUE Ameren energy market violation 2006 FERC $15,000,000
Southern Company Southern Company benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $15,000,000
Virginia Electric & Power Company, d/b/a Dominion Energy Virginia Dominion Energy energy market violation 2019 FERC $14,000,000
Virginia Electric Power Co. Dominion Energy environmental violation 2003 MULTI-AG (*) $13,900,000
Consolidated Edison Consolidated Edison employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $13,838,137
Reliant Energy NRG Energy energy market violation 2003 FERC $13,800,000
CenterPoint Energy CenterPoint Energy consumer protection violation 2006 MN-AG $13,500,000
PSE&G FOSSIL LLC Public Service Enterprise environmental violation 2007 EPA $13,400,000
Dominion Energy Dominion Energy environmental violation 2013 EPA $13,200,000
Edison International Edison International benefit plan administrator violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $13,161,491
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. NiSource environmental violation 2011 IN-AG (*) $13,000,000
Mirant Americas Energy Marketing LP NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2004 CFTC $12,500,000
KeySpan Corporation National Grid price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2010 DOJ_ANTITRUST $12,000,000
Atmos Energy Atmos Energy energy market violation 2011 FERC $12,000,000
East Kentucky Power Cooperative East Kentucky Power Cooperative environmental violation 2007 EPA $11,400,000
Enron Enron energy market violation 2003 FERC $11,000,000
Mirant Energy Trading LLC NRG Energy fraud 2007 DOJ_CRIMINAL $11,000,000
SCANA Corporation Dominion Energy energy market violation 2007 FERC $10,800,000
Aquila, Inc. Evergy Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $10,500,000
Consumers Energy CMS Energy environmental violation 2014 EPA $10,250,000
Nicor, Inc. Southern Company accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 SEC $10,000,000
Dynegy, Inc. Vistra Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $9,975,000
Mirant Corp. NRG Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $9,700,000
Westar Energy Evergy Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $9,250,000
Alliant Energy Alliant Energy benefit plan administrator violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $8,936,437
Bay State Gas Company dba Columbia Gas of Massachusetts NiSource consumer protection violation 2013 MA-AG $8,900,000
Boston Edison Co. EverSource Energy environmental violation 2006 MA-AG $8,600,000
FIRST ENERGY CORP FirstEnergy environmental violation 2010 EPA $8,500,000
American Electric Power American Electric Power environmental violation 2013 MULTI-AG $8,500,000
Cinergy Corp. Duke Energy environmental violation 2000 NY-AG $8,500,000
VIRGINIA ELECTRIC & POWER COMPANY Dominion Energy environmental violation 2016 EPA $8,300,000
Enron Corp. Enron tax violations 2005 TX-AG $8,300,000
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