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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 LLP: FERC Reaffirms Reservation Charge Crediting Policy; Orders Changes to Gas Pipeline Tariff’s Crediting, Force Majeure and Interruption of Service Provisions
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On October 15, 2015, FERC issued an order to Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC rejecting claims that FERC had failed to make specific factual findings to support its conclusion that the existing absence of reservation charge crediting provisions in Algonquin’s... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Wyoming District Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Enjoining BLM from Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 15 Oct 2015 by Gregg Lawson

On September 30, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming (“District Court”) granted motions for preliminary injunction filed by various states, tribes, and industry members (“Petitioners”) seeking to enjoin the... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Issues Order Addressing Policies and Procedures for Market-Based Rate Applications for Natural Gas Storage
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On October 15, 2015, FERC issued Opinion No. 538 denying ANR Storage Company’s (“ANRS”) application for market-based rates (“MBR”) for natural gas storage service. FERC noted that the matter was the first fully-litigated... Read More

Troutman Sanders: AWEA Petitions FERC to Significantly Reform Pro Forma Generator Interconnection Procedures and Agreement
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 7, 2015, the Commission issued a notice calling for comments on a Petition for Rulemaking filed by the American Wind Energy Association (“AWEA”) on June 19, 2015 in Docket No. RM15-21-000. In its petition, AWEA requested that the Commission... 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