On July 16, 2015, the Commission issued a final rule in which it eliminated the obligation to file Form 566 (Annual Report of a Utility’s 20 Largest Customers) for regional transmission organizations (“RTOs”), independent system operators (“ISOs”), and exempt wholesale generators (“EWGs”).  The final rule also eliminates the requirement to submit a Form 566 for public utilities that have not made any Form 566-reportable sales (i.e., sales to customers who purchase the energy for purposes other than for resale) in any of the three preceding years.  Lastly, the final rule eliminates the requirement for public utilities submitting Form 566 to identify individual residential customers by name and address, and eliminates the requirement to notify customers listed on the Form 566 of their designation.

A copy of the Commission’s final rule may be found here.