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Troutman Sanders: FERC Offers EPA Advice On Commission’s Potential Role In Clean Power Plan
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On May 15, 2015, the FERC commissioners sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) addressing two areas where FERC could contribute to maintaining reliability under EPA’s Clean Power Plan (“CPP”). FERC’s... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: New York Public Service Commission Authorizes Longer Term NYSERDA REC Agreements
Posted on 14 Aug 2014 by Troutman Sanders

In a July order , the New York Public Service Commission authorizes the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to offer longer-term, fixed-price renewable energy credit agreements, extending the maximum term from ten to twenty... Read More

Troutman Sanders: FERC Approves Novel NOA Amendment To Address Network Upgrades Required Solely To Accommodate QFs Siting In Constrained Areas
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

In an order issued May 21, 2015, FERC approved an amendment to PacifiCorp’s Network Operating Agreement (“NOA”) between PacifiCorp and its merchant function, PacifiCorp Energy, allowing for a new planning redispatch protocol. The amendment... Read More

Troutman Sanders: IRS Releases Updated Guidance Further Clarifying ‘Beginning of Construction’ For Renewable Energy Facilities
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On March 11, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2015-25, which updates its prior guidance to reflect the extension of the beginning of construction deadline for the PTC and ITC made by the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA... Read More

Troutman Sanders: Southern Co. Teams Withy Tesla On Powerwall
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

The Atlanta Business Chronicle (5/28, Couret, Subscription Publication, 130K) reports that “at its annual stockholders meeting on Wednesday,” Southern Company reported that it has entered into an agreement with Tesla to “test commercial... Read More

Troutman Sanders: SCE&G Reaches Settlement On $37M Program To Expand Solar Projects In South Carolina
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

The Charlotte Business Journal reports that S.C. Electric & Gas, the SCANA Corp. (NYSE:SCG) subsidiary that has about 660,000 electric customers, has reached an agreement with consumer and renewable-energy advocates on a $37 million program designed... Read More