Jason Johns

Jason Johns

Stoel Rives LLP

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The Price of Developing Power Projects in Kern County Just Went UP

The East Kern Wind Resource Area (EKWRA)--it's a mouthful--and it's also a hotbed for renewable energy development and the location of a fight over millions of dollars among Southern California Edison (SCE), the California...more

4/21/2014 - Energy FERC ISOs Renewable Energy SCE Transmission Lines

California's Utilities Must Lower Barriers to Energy Storage Systems

In a proposed decision issued today from the California Public Utilities Commission, an administrative law judge (ALJ) determined that energy storage devices (i) that are paired with net energy metering- (NEM) eligible...more

4/17/2014 - ALJ CPUC Grid Energy Storage Net-Energy Metering Tariffs

Ameren Should LOSE the Latest Battle Over Option 1 Network Upgrade Funding in the Midcontinent ISO Region

Ameren is at it yet again--perpetuating a method for funding generator interconnection network upgrades in MISO that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) found to be unjust, unreasonable, and discriminatory over...more

4/9/2014 - Energy FERC MISO Utilities Sector

Negotiating a Liquidated Damages Clause in Texas? Get Out Your Crystal Ball.

"Don't mess with Texas." Apparently the slogan even applies to liquidated damages clauses. This morning, the Supreme Court of Texas issued a decision in a drawn-out fight between wind developer FPL Energy and the...more

3/24/2014 - Liquidated Damages

Qualifying Facility Conversions - It's What All the Kids Are Talking About

Converting a qualifying facility's legacy PURPA interconnection agreement to a FERC-jurisdictional agreement can be an effective way to bypass the numbing headache that often accompanies taking a new power generation project...more

2/24/2014 - Energy Energy Policy FERC Power Plants

DEADLINE For Generators on Bonneville Power's System

For those companies owning generation on the Bonneville Power Administration system, mark your calendars for March 15, 2014...more

2/17/2014 - Deadlines Power Plants

Raising the Bar For Interconnection In the Southwest Power Pool

Like other Independent System Operators have done before it, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) is back at the drawing board in an effort to further refine its generator interconnection procedures and improve on queue reforms...more

2/3/2014 - FERC Utilities Sector

FERC Performs an About-Face in Idaho

With the holidays behind us and the cheer and reverie of the New Year trailing off, wind developers in Idaho may be realizing that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) left a lump of coal in their stockings on...more

1/14/2014 - FERC Public Utilities Commission Renewable Energy Utilities Sector Wind Power

Rate Schedules Galore! FERC's Decision in Chehalis Power Generating, LP

Interconnection customers: be on notice. Your interconnection agreement may not be just a transmission provider service agreement that allows your project to interconnect with the transmission system. It may also be a rate...more

10/25/2013 - Electricity Energy Energy Policy FERC Power Plants Utilities Sector

Energy Law Alert: FERC Creates New Opportunities for Energy Storage and Sales of Ancillary Services

At last week's open meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 784, which creates new opportunities for energy storage technologies to cost effectively help customers self-supply their own...more

7/24/2013 - Energy Policy Energy Projects FERC Grid Energy Storage Infrastructure Transmission Grid Utilities Sector

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