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Federal Power Act section 202(c) - California, December 2000

On December 14, 2000, a Federal Power Act section 202(c) emergency order was issued in response to the California energy crisis. The order was directed to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and a group of electricity generators that supplied the CAISO. The order required the generators, upon a finding by the CAISO that, on any given day, it was “unable to acquire in the market adequate supplies of electricity to meet system demand”, to provide electricity to the CAISO on that day. The expiration date on that order was December 21, 2000, but it was extended until January 11, 2001. Due to the expiration of the December 14, 2000 order, a new order with the same terms was issued on January 11, 2001. The expiration date on that order was January 18, 2001, but it was extended until February 7, 2001, at which time the order expired.