A federal law that empowers the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to regulate the interstate transmission and sale of electric energy and to license hydroelectric facilities.
Enacted in 1920 and amended in 1935, the Act consists of three parts. The first part incorporated the Federal Water Power Act administered by the former Federal Power Commission, whose activities were confined almost entirely to licensing non-Federal hydroelectric projects. Parts II and III were added with the passage of the Public Utility Act. These parts extended the Act's jurisdiction to include regulating the interstate transmission of electrical energy and rates for its sale as wholesale in interstate commerce. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is now charged with the administration of this law.
An act that includes the regulation of interstate transmission of electrical energy and rates. This act is administered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Federal statute enacted in 1920 that established the Federal Power Commission (now FERC) and the statutes for licensing hydroelectric projects.
The Federal Power Act is a law appearing in chapter 12 of the United States Code, "Federal regulation and development of power". Enacted as the Federal Water Power Act in 1920, its original purpose was coordinating hydroelectric projects in the United States. The act created the Federal Power Commission (FPC) (now the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) as the licensing authority for these plants.