Southwest Power Pool, Inc. v. FERC, No. 12-1158 (D.C. Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
This case concerned SPP and MISO's, two regional transmission organizations (RTOs), dispute over the interpretation of a single contract provision. FERC resolved the conflict against SPP. The court applied both the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 500 et seq., and the "Chevron-like analysis" that governs review of such an interpretation and found that the Commission failed to provide a reasoned explanation for its decision. Accordingly, the court concluded that the Commission's decision was arbitrary and capricious. The court vacated and remanded the orders.