Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
High Desert Power Project, LLC
Penalty: 
$566,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
October 23, 2020
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
energy market violation
Violation Description: 

On October 23, 2020, the Commission approved a Stipulation and Consent Agreement (Agreement) between FERC's Office of Enforcement, High Desert Power Project, LLC (HDPP), and Middle River Power LLC (MRP) (collectively High Desert). The Order resolved Enforcement's investigation into whether High Desert took advantage of a California Independent System Operator (CAISO) software error and submitted Residual Unit Commitment (RUC) offers into CAISO's day-ahead market in a manner that sought to maximize any Bid Cost Recovery (BCR) that might be awarded, in violation of section 222 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission's Anti-Manipulation Rule, 18 C.F.R. ? 1c.2 (2020). High Desert admits to the facts set forth in the Agreement, but neither admits nor denies the alleged violation.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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Parent company note: 
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