• Brief of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as Amicus Curiae in Support of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Modernization of its Regulations Governing the Implementation of PURPA

November 22, 2021

STATEMENT OF INTEREST The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (the “Chamber”) is the world’s largest business federation. It represents approximately 300,000 direct members and indirectly represents the interests of more than three million companies and professional organizations of every size, in every industry sector, and from every region of the country. An important function of the Chamber is to represent the interests of its members in matters before Congress, the Executive Branch, and the courts. To that end, the Chamber regularly files amicus curiae briefs in cases, like this one, that raise issues of concern to the nation’s business community.

The Chamber has a particular interest in this case because all commercial activity in this nation is materially affected by the price of electricity. The Chamber supports the efforts of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to promote competition and enhance efficient energy pricing through long-needed reforms to its regulations under section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), 16 U.S.C. §§ 796(17)-(18), 824a-3, as amended by section 1253 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), Pub. L. No. 109-58, § 1253, 119 Stat. 594, 967-70 (2005) (adding 16 U.S.C. § 824a-3(m)). This Court should uphold those efforts.