Energy Agencies Have Agreed to Cooperate, but Jurisdictional Lines Remain Blurred
13 January 2014Energy Alert
On 2 January 2014 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) signed two memoranda of understanding (MOUs), as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The two MOUs provide guidelines for the two agencies to share information related to energy markets. The purpose of the MOUs is to promote efficient regulation of energy markets where FERC and the CFTC have overlapping jurisdiction.