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 Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
Broadwind Energy Broadwind Energy accounting fraud or deficiencies 2015 SEC $1,000,000
Nicor, Inc. Southern Company accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 SEC $10,000,000
Dynegy Inc. Vistra Energy accounting fraud or deficiencies 2002 SEC $3,000,000
Enron Corp. Enron accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 CT-AG $111,200,000
GE POWER ELECTRONICS ABB Ltd. aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $20,000
US WATER SERVICES Allete aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $35,000
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
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
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
Enron Corporation Enron campaign finance violation 2003 NJ-AG $100,000
AmeriGas UGI Corp. consumer protection violation 2014 MI-AG $500,000
AmeriGas Propane, LP UGI Corp. consumer protection violation 2013 VT-AG $544,986
Bay State Gas Company dba Columbia Gas of Massachusetts NiSource consumer protection violation 2013 MA-AG $8,900,000
Berkshire Gas Co. Iberdrola consumer protection violation 2008 MA-AG $1,300,000
CenterPoint Energy CenterPoint Energy consumer protection violation 2006 MN-AG $13,500,000
Commonwealth Edison Exelon consumer protection violation 2014 IL-AG $46,000,000
Conectiv Services Inc Calpine consumer protection violation 2001 DE-AG $150,000
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
Consumers Energy CMS Energy consumer protection violation 2013 MI-AG $1,000,000
Dominion Retail, Inc. Dominion Energy consumer protection violation 2006 CT-AG $707,182
National Grid National Grid consumer protection violation 2018 MA-AG $7,000,000
National Grid National Grid consumer protection violation 2016 MA-AG $1,500,000
National Grid National Grid consumer protection violation 2011 MA-AG $1,200,000
National Grid National Grid consumer protection violation 2011 MA-AG $1,000,000
National Grid National Grid consumer protection violation 2009 MA-AG $8,000,000
New Hampshire Transmission NextEra Energy consumer protection violation 2016 MULTI-AG $6,800,000
NSTAR Gas & Electric Co. EverSource Energy consumer protection violation 2015 MA-AG $44,700,000
Peoples Gas Light and Coke Co. WEC Energy Group consumer protection violation 2016 IL-AG $18,750,000
Potomac Electric Power Company Exelon consumer protection violation 2017 MD-AG $50,000
South Carolina Electric and Gas Dominion Energy consumer protection violation 2004 SC-AG $1,400,000
United Illuminating Iberdrola consumer protection violation 2005 CT-AG $198,230
Washington Gas Light Co. AltaGas consumer protection violation 2011 DC-AG $340,000
Washington Gas Light Company AltaGas consumer protection violation 2017 MD-AG $50,000
Xcel Energy Xcel Energy consumer protection violation 2003 MN-AG $1,000,000
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
Cinergy Marketing & Trading, LP Duke Energy data submission deficiencies 2004 CFTC $3,000,000
Entergy Koch Trading, L.P. Entergy data submission deficiencies 2004 CFTC $3,000,000
American Electric Power American Electric Power data submission deficiencies 2005 DOJ_CRIMINAL $30,000,000
Baldor Electric Co. ABB Ltd. employment discrimination 2012 OFCCP $2,000,000
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
Entergy Entergy employment discrimination 2012 OFCCP $12,669
Nextera Energy Inc. NextEra Energy employment discrimination 2012 OFCCP $17,111
Conectiv, et al. Calpine employment discrimination 2008 EEOC $1,650,000
Commonwealth Edison Company Exelon employment discrimination 2000 EEOC $2,500,000
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation PPL Corp. employment discrimination 2018 OFCCP $185,304
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
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Consolidated Edison employment discrimination 2015 NY-AG (*) $3,800,000
Pepco Holdings, Inc. Exelon employment screening violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $99,000
ABB, Inc. ABB Ltd. energy conservation violation 2017 DOEOGC $37,040
Nicor Inc. Southern Company energy conservation violation 2014 DOEOGC $6,000
Arizona Public Service Company Pinnacle West Capital energy market manipulation 2014 FERC $3,250,000
Mirant Americas Energy Marketing LP NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2004 CFTC $12,500,000
Enron Corp. Enron energy market manipulation 2004 CFTC $35,000,000
e prime, Inc. Xcel Energy energy market manipulation 2004 CFTC $16,000,000
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
Enron Power Marketing Inc. Enron energy market manipulation 2006 FERC $400,000,000
Duke Energy Duke Energy energy market manipulation 2003 FERC $2,500,000
Southern California Edison Company Edison International energy market manipulation 2014 FERC $650,000
Berkshire Power Company LLC and Power Plant Management Services LLC Tenaska energy market manipulation 2016 FERC $3,042,563
Duke Energy Duke Energy energy market manipulation 2004 MULTI-AG $207,500,000
Dynegy Vistra Energy energy market manipulation 2004 CA-AG $281,500,000
Enron Enron energy market manipulation 2005 MULTI-AG $1,520,000,000
Mirant Corporation NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2005 CA-AG $749,700,000
Reliant Energy, Inc. NRG Energy energy market manipulation 2005 MULTI-AG $460,000,000
Sempra Energy Corporation Sempra Energy energy market manipulation 2006 NV-AG $30,000,000
Florida Power & Light Co. NextEra Energy energy market violation 2009 FERC $25,000,000
Southern Company Services, Inc. Southern Company energy market violation 2009 FERC $350,000
ProLiance Energy, LLC CenterPoint Energy energy market violation 2009 FERC $3,195,959
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