Adam Wenner

Adam Wenner

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on FERC Demand Response Policy

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 ("EPAct 2005") established a national policy to encourage reliable and affordable demand response services. Demand response refers to the ability of retail electric customers to reduce or shift...more

10/27/2015 - Certiorari Chevron Deference Demand Response Electricity Electricity Costs Energy Market Energy Policy Energy Policy Act Energy Sector Federal Jurisdiction Federal Power Act FERC FERC v Electric Power Supply Association Manufacturers Regulatory Standards SCOTUS Utilities Sector

FERC Updates Market-Based Rate Program and Clarifies Gen-Tie Policy

At its October 2015 meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued Order No. 816, a final rule adopting proposals to update its market-based rate program. In addition, FERC denied rehearing and granted...more

10/21/2015 - Compliance Electric Generation Suppliers Electricity Energy Market Energy Sector FERC Final Rules ICIF OATT Power Infrastructure Power Plants Solar Energy

U.S. Renewable Energy Financing And Regulatory Outlook 2015

Orrick and Clean Energy Pipeline have launched a series of reports dedicated to exploring investment opportunities and challenges in the global renewable energy sector. In the first issue, we analyzed the investment...more

4/3/2015 - Acquisitions FERC Financing Mergers Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Wind Power

FERC Rule Gives Gen-Tie Owners Safe Harbor From Third-Party Transmission Requests

On March 19, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 807, a rule that makes it easier for developers of non-utility transmission lines that connect power projects to the grid to avoid having to...more

3/27/2015 - FERC ICIF Interconnections Land Developers OASIS Power Plants Safe Harbors Third-Party Relationships Transmission Grid Transmission Lines Waivers

FERC Proposes to Streamline Market-Based Rate Program

On June 19, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued a notice of proposed rulemaking ("NOPR") proposing to revise its policies for applications to sell energy, capacity, and ancillary services at...more

8/27/2014 - Consumer Utility Costs Energy FERC RTO Utilities Sector

California ISO Proposes to Expand Generator Downsizing Opportunities

On May 29, 2014, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposed changes to its "generator downsizing" policies. The revised policy would...more

6/9/2014 - Energy FERC ISOs Power Plants Utilities Sector

FERC Proposes New Policy Restricting Third-Party Use of Interconnection Facilities

On May 15, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposed new rules and policies that would make it easier for the developers of non-utility transmission lines that connect their power projects to the grid to...more

6/2/2014 - Federal Power Act FERC ICIF OATT Power Plants Third-Party Transmission Lines Utilities Sector

FERC Proposes Reforms to Facilitate Small Generator Interconnections

On January 17, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing reforms to the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) and the Small Generator...more

2/13/2013 - FERC Interconnections NOPR SGIA SGIP Small Generators

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