FERC Standards of Conduct are designed to prohibit a transmission provider from giving preferential access of information to its power marketing employees to the detriment of other transmission customers.
To ensure open and fair transmission markets so that customers have equal access to transmission, the SOC includes three basic principles:
- The Independent Functioning Rule requires Transmission Function Employees and Marketing Function Employees to operate independently of each other.
- The No Conduit Rule prohibits the passing of SOC restricted transmission information to Marketing Function Employees.
- The Transparency Rule imposes posting requirements to help detect any instances of undue preference.
SOC Helpline: 503-230-4677