This turned up on a news feed.
FirstEnergy Corp. was handed a loss in federal court on Monday after a judge agreed to dismiss a complaint alleging that a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission decision preventing the company from charging customers for $230 million worth of electricity lost during transmission ran afoul of federal law.
U.S. District Court Judge James Gardner dismissed the complaint — which challenged a 2010 PUC decision that found that so-called line losses were properly characterized as a cost of power generation that could not be recouped through additional transmission...
Or I'll summarize for you, because I used FirstEnergy's legal whining in this case in my FERC complaint last year. FirstEnergy lost in that instance too.
The Pennsylvania PUC denied recovery of electricity loss charges they categorized as generation charges. FirstEnergy insisted they were transmission line loss charges under FERC's jurisdiction, and therefore the PA PUC was forbidden to do anything other than pass them through to customers unscathed because the PUC does not have jurisdiction over transmission charges.
Meanwhile, FirstEnergy was using its other puppet hand to tell FERC that transmission charges of its PATH subsidiary were state jurisdictional and that challengers had no standing to pursue them under FERC's jurisdiction.
So, FirstEnergy lost their argument at FERC. And then they lost their argument at the PA PUC. Looks like FirstEnergy is wrong about everything. Maybe they can take it out of Tony's paycheck... for the next 10 years.