Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$31,110,866,183
Number of Records: 
2,904
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
PG&E Corp.$6,203,299,36790
American Electric Power$4,800,086,598108
Duke Energy$2,856,283,501118
Enron$2,092,225,32715
NRG Energy$1,647,508,71697
FirstEnergy$1,443,779,65076
Dominion Energy$1,428,066,567110
Edison International$1,236,832,16366
Alliant Energy$1,027,637,42116
WEC Energy Group$1,021,360,16632


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 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
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
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
Westar Energy, Inc. Evergy Inc. campaign finance violation 2005 FEC $20,000
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 EverSource Energy 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
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
Just Energy Group Inc. Just Energy Group consumer protection violation 2015 MA-AG $4,000,000
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
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
PG&E PG&E Corp. consumer protection violation 2006 CA-SFCA $6,500,000
NiSource Inc. et al. NiSource consumer protection violation 2020 MA-AG $56,000,000
Arizona Public Service Company Pinnacle West Capital consumer protection violation 2021 AZ-AG $24,750,000
NRG Residential Solar Solutions LLC NRG Energy consumer protection violation 2021 NJ-AG $69,000
Eversource EverSource Energy consumer protection violation 2021 CT-AG $29,000,000
Con Edison of New York, Inc. Consolidated Edison consumer protection violation 2021 NY-AG $554,500
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. Fortis consumer protection violation 2021 NY-DFS $1,500,000
CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. CenterPoint Energy consumer protection violation 2021 AR-AG $10,400,000
Southern California Gas Company Sempra Energy consumer protection violation 2019 CA-PUC $8,058,200
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) PG&E Corp. consumer protection violation 2013 CA-PUC $390,000
Southern California Edison Company Edison International consumer protection violation 2009 CA-PUC $30,000,000
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) PG&E Corp. consumer protection violation 2007 CA-PUC $35,000,000
Atlanta Gas Light Company Southern Company consumer protection violation 2015 GA-PSC $250,000
Peoples Gas WEC Energy Group consumer protection violation 2016 IL-ICC $18,500,000
Just Energy Just Energy Group consumer protection violation 2010 IL-ICC $90,000
Potomac Edison Company FirstEnergy consumer protection violation 2017 MD-PSC $25,000
Central Maine Power Company Iberdrola consumer protection violation 2020 ME-PUC $500,000
DTE Energy Company DTE Energy consumer protection violation 2018 MI-PSC $840,000
Consumers Energy CMS Energy consumer protection violation 2016 MI-PSC $515,800
Consumers Energy CMS Energy consumer protection violation 2011 MI-PSC $65,200
Detroit Edison DTE Energy consumer protection violation 2006 MI-PSC $105,000
Detroit Edison DTE Energy consumer protection violation 2004 MI-PSC $15,300
Just Energy Just Energy Group consumer protection violation 2010 OH-PUC $111,000
Dominion East Ohio Energy Dominion Energy consumer protection violation 2009 OH-PUC $50,000
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation PPL Corp. consumer protection violation 2021 PA-PUC $5,000
PECO Energy Company Exelon consumer protection violation 2021 PA-PUC $50,000
Reliant Energy Northeast LLC NRG Energy consumer protection violation 2021 PA-PUC $175,000
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation PPL Corp. consumer protection violation 2013 PA-PUC $45,000
COLUMBIA GAS OF PA INC NiSource consumer protection violation 2012 PA-PUC $5,000
Peoples Natural Gas Co LLC Equitable Division Essential Utilities Inc. consumer protection violation 2012 PA-PUC $40,000
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation PPL Corp. consumer protection violation 2011 PA-PUC $15,000
Metropolitan Edison Company FirstEnergy consumer protection violation 2010 PA-PUC $100,000
FirstEnergy FirstEnergy consumer protection violation 2009 PA-PUC $200,000
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation PPL Corp. consumer protection violation 2009 PA-PUC $471,000
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation PPL Corp. consumer protection violation 2009 PA-PUC $300,000
Pennsylvania Electric Co. FirstEnergy consumer protection violation 2009 PA-PUC $200,000
UGI Utilities Inc. UGI Corp. consumer protection violation 2009 PA-PUC $15,000
PECO Energy Company Exelon consumer protection violation 2008 PA-PUC $206,800
PEOPLES NATURAL GAS CO. LLC Essential Utilities Inc. consumer protection violation 2007 PA-PUC $22,500
PEOPLES NATURAL GAS CO. LLC Essential Utilities Inc. consumer protection violation 2007 PA-PUC $6,900
PEOPLES NATURAL GAS CO. LLC Essential Utilities Inc. consumer protection violation 2007 PA-PUC $7,750
Allegheny Power FirstEnergy consumer protection violation 2006 PA-PUC $175,000
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation PPL Corp. consumer protection violation 2006 PA-PUC $175,000
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation PPL Corp. consumer protection violation 2006 PA-PUC $175,000
UGI UTILITIES, INC (Gas Division) UGI Corp. consumer protection violation 2004 PA-PUC $750,000
PEPCO ENERGY SERVICES, INC. Exelon consumer protection violation 2002 PA-PUC $48,000
Green Mountain Energy Company NRG Energy consumer protection violation 2022 PA-PUC $156,000
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