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MassDEP Issues New Regulations to Reduce GHG Emissions

Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) promulgated final regulations to ensure that the Commonwealth will meet the 2020 statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions limits mandated by the...more

Massachusetts Issues New RFP for 400 MW of Offshore Wind Energy Projects; December 2017 Bid Deadline

This week, the Massachusetts investor-owned electric distribution companies (Distribution Companies), in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) (together, Soliciting Parties), issued a joint...more

NESCOE Responds to Stakeholders; Requests No Public Policy Transmission Study from ISO-NE

After receiving input from members of the ISO-New England, Inc.’s (ISO-NE) Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) regarding the state, federal, and local statutes and regulations (Public Policy Requirements) “driving transmission...more

Massachusetts Electric Companies and DOER Propose RFP for Offshore Wind Clean Energy Projects

On April 28, 2017, the Massachusetts investor-owned electric distribution companies (Distribution Companies), in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) (together, the Soliciting Parties),...more

FERC v. Barclays Bank PLC: The Latest on De Novo Review Under the FPA

In a March 30, 2017 order “in agreement with every other federal court that has expressly addressed this issue,” the court in FERC v. Barclays Bank PLC, (E.D. Cal., filed Oct. 9, 2013), held in an action FERC filed to enforce...more

Massachusetts Issues New RFP For Clean Energy Projects; Seeks 9,450,000 MWh Annually

Today, the Massachusetts investor-owned electric distribution companies and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) issued a joint request for proposals (the RFP) for renewable energy generation and renewable...more

FERC Can Reprise 1993 Delegation Order to Address Quorum Issues

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will be left without a quorum when Commissioner Norman Bay’s resignation becomes official on February 3, 2017 and FERC’s ability to issue orders will be limited until the...more

FERC v. Maxim Power Corp. - Court Rejects FERC's Interpretation of Penalty Review Procedures; Respondents To Have Their Day In...

In a July 21, 2016 order, a federal district court for the first time in a FERC enforcement matter held that review of an assessed civil penalty pursuant to Section 31(d)(3) of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”) entails an...more

FERC Increases Maximum Civil Penalty Amounts To Adjust For Inflation

On June 29, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued Order No. 826, increasing the maximum civil penalty amount for violations of statutes, rules, and regulations within FERC’s jurisdiction, in order to...more

Supreme Court Upholds FERC's Jurisdiction Over Wholesale Demand Response Programs

On January 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) jurisdiction over wholesale demand response programs in a 6-2 decision.  Please click here to read the decision,...more

Governor Nominates McLean Commissioner of Maine Public Utilities Commission and Names Commissioner Vannoy as Chairman

Governor Paul R. LePage announced yesterday that Carlisle McLean has been nominated as Commissioner of the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC). If confirmed by the Legislature, McLean would fill the position vacated by...more

NESCOE Proposes ISO-NE Facilitate Addition Of New Electric Transmission Infrastructure & Natural Gas Capacity

The New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) has proposed that ISO-New England (ISO-NE) facilitate the addition of new electric transmission infrastructure to access renewable resources and increased natural gas...more

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