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FERC EQR User Group Meeting Dec 4

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:40

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FERC will hold and EQR user group meeting Deceber 4, 2019 from 1-5pm eastern.

This meeting provides a forum for dialogue between Commission staff and EQR
users to discuss potential improvements to the EQR program and the EQR filing process.
Prior to the meeting, staff would like input on discussion topics. Individuals may suggest
agenda topics for consideration by emailing

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Data Collections for MBR

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:37

Take note that Systrends does intent to build software to comply with the new Software Data Collections for MBR companies.

FERC has Systrends on their list as a vendor to supply input and technical development so we will be in contact with them. 

We intent to put a out a notice when software is avalaible for purchase.

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eForms Solution - Coming Soon

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 08:46

FERC Acts to Modernize Process for Filing Commission Forms
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is revising its electronic filing format for certain data collections to make it easier for filers to submit and data users to analyze information. By modernizing FERC’s data collections and making them more accessible, today’s final rule will increase efficiency in regulatory filings and business information processing, further the goal of transparency, and decrease the costs, over time, of preparing the necessary data for

The rule adopts eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), a nonproprietary, open technology standard, as the new filing format. XBRL will enhance system compatibility and security, and allow efficient sharing of data across different information systems. Industry groups broadly supported the move to the new standard, which will be used for
filing Form Nos. 1, 1-F, 2, 2-A, 3-Q electric, 3-Q natural gas, 6, 6-Q, 60 and 714.

The next step is for FERC staff to develop a draft XBRL taxonomy that will be discussed at a future technical conference. The Commission will collect additional comments before issuing a subsequent order to adopt the final standard and establish an implementation schedule.

Systrends will be attending the Technical Conference and will also be building software to help with the Form Filing Process in XBRL.

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NAESB Conference Call About Form Changes Scheduled for January 17th

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:27
A conference call of the NAESB WEQ/WGQ FERC Forms Subcommittee has been scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Central.  During the meeting, the subcommittee will discuss the FERC Open Session Agenda Item M-1 RM19-12-000 Revisions to the Filing Process for Commission Forms, scheduled to be considered by the Commission during its Thursday, January 17, 2019 meeting: Systrends News

FERC EQR User Group Meeting February 14 1-5pm (EST)

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:29

FERC staff has scheduled an Electric Quarterly Report Users Group meeting for Thursday February 14, 2019. The meeting will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET) in the Commission Meeting Room at 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426.

All interested persons are encouraged to participate and there is no registration fee. Information about the event, registering, and free live webcast availability can be found here:


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Save the Date eTariff & EQR Conference Coming in 2019

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:27

Conference Registration forms will be sent out soon for the eTariff & EQR 3.0 Training.  New designs and features are being built for 2019 and a training will be held in Phoenix to get everyone ready before the software applications are released.

If you would like to register for the training conference, please contact

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New EQR Design Coming in 2019 - Seeking Suggestions

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:24

If you have a suggestion or idea to help make EQR software even better, please submit your comments to for consideration to be put into the NEW EQR 3.0 Version coming end of 2019

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New Begin/End Date Validation in EQR

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 08:29

To All EQR User:

FERC is apparently now allowing the same begin and end date for transactions less than 1 minute (since there are no seconds listed in the time column the number in the columns looks the same).

This means that your data can have a begin date of 090120181200 and an end date of the same exact number 090120181200

This is going to make it difficult to see if this is an error or a transaction less than 1 minute.

I am warning all users of this because while we have changed the software to allow the same begin/end dates (because I know of one customer that needs it), there is NO WARNING for it in the software right now. Adding the warning is going to take some time and won’t be completed until after this quarter.

Please check your dates carefully to make sure that all the transactions that are greater than 1 min have the correct end time.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Renee Feeney​

Customer Support Manager

Systrends USA

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NEW ALJ Settlement Modification Filing Codes

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:07
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FERC has just issued a notice that new ALJ Modification filing codes need to be available may 1st, 2018.

Since this notice just came out from FERC, they are NOT part of Systrends New eTariff release 2.8.1

We are currently working on adding the new codes and will have them available as soon as possible.

Any hosted customers will be updated automatically. However customers that have eTariff installed locally on their servers should wait to install 2.8.1 until after the new filing code have been created and ready for release.

document link below is the FERC notice of new filing codes

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eTariff 2.8.1 version release April 9th

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:27

The week of April 9th all hosted customers will be updated with etariff 2.8.1

Please see the Help Tab - select About to see if your server has been updated and select "Release" Notes under Help Tab to see a list of all the updates, fixes and enhancements that have been added

Please contact for more information

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Last Chance to Sign Up for the eTariff Conference 2018

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:27
Registrations are due for the eTariff conference. Rooms at the Embassy are only available until February 9th.  Don't miss out on extensive training and discussions about eTariff!! Email for more information  Forums: Systrends News


Thu, 10/26/2017 - 09:18

Take notice that on December 5, 2017, staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will hold an Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) Users Group meeting. The meeting will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) in the Commission Meeting Room at 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426. All interested persons are invited to attend. For those unable to attend in person, access to the meeting will be available via webcast. 


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FERC Notice Regarding Headers & Footers in Documents

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:57

Take notice that the Commission’s electronic tariff system (eTariff) does not reproduce footnotes, headers, or footers in the Real-Text-Format (RTF) tariff text posted on the Commission’s website ([1]  To the extent footnotes, headers or footers are needed in tariff text, filers should enter them separately in the body of the document on each page where needed rather than by using automatic features of the word processing program.


[1] This applies to footnotes created programmatically by the word processing software, such as the Insert Footnote Tool in Microsoft Word, and text added to the header or footer areas of a document, such as using the Insert Header or Footer Tool in Microsoft Word or clicking in the header or footer areas of the document.  

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eTariff User Conference 2018

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:06
AttachmentSize eTariff Conference 2018.pdf765.8 KB

Save the date - March 6 - 8, 2018 will be the next eTariff User Conference.

There are great things planned for this conference including a training for all level users and a tour of Palo Verde Nuclear Plant.

The three day conference will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the eTariff software from Systrends.

For more information download the conference itinerary and registration form here


Any questions - email


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EQR Servers will be down June 5th

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:05
All EQR servers will be down for maintenance after 5PM Pacific on June 5, 2017 They will be back up and running the morning of June 6th We apologize for any inconvenience.    Forums: Systrends News

eTariff 2.7.2 Update is now avaliable

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:03

eTariff version 2.7.2 was just released to all hosted customers

Some of the enhancements/fixes in this release include

  • Filing Type dropdown is now in numerical order based on filing code
  • Staying on current section that was just edited (and saved) – rather than taking the user back to the top section in the outline box
  • Dockets are now linked inside the filing
  • Adding multiple related dockets and orders
  • Metadata report is now sorted by collation value
  • CEII Report now lists filings that contain both CEII and/or Privileged documents
  • NEW Reports – the reports have been enhanced in this version. You will see a whole new look and feel
  • New Enhancement of allowing access to CEII document based on company and user name – see Admin Tab > Security > User Administration on how that is set up

Release notes for this version have been attached for your reference and will also be able to be found in the Help Tab > Release notes

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eTariff Version 2.7.1 has a Help Guide :)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:52

In the Help Tab you will find a PDF of a User Guide that you can download, save and print.

If you have a question about how to do something or need to train a new user, this guide will come in very handy.  Don't forget about the videos on the dashboard page as well. They provide great step by step instructions on common procedures in eTariff


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New eTariff Reports Coming in Next Release

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:03

I had the opportunity to take a speak peak the new version of eTariff that will be coming out soon. I was reviewing the changes done to the report tab and I am thinking all users are going to enjoy the new format, ease, and comfort of the new style.

I can't wait until everyone can see and use the new reports!

Update coming soon on when 2.7.2 eTariff will be available.


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Filing 5 or 15 Min Increments prior to Q1

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 09:44

If you are re-filing a quarter prior to Q1 you cannot use 5 and 15 min interval in the increment name. You can keep the begin and end date to that but  increment should set to hourly. Systrends EQR software will throw an error if you use 5 or 15 min interval in the increment column for a quarter prior to Q1

If you have any questions please contact us.


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