Thomas McCann Mullooly

Thomas McCann Mullooly

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Arizona Rooftop Solar Regulations Highlight Distributed Generation Debate

Sunny Arizona is again in the middle of a nationwide debate between solar companies and utilities. Legislation adopted in March 2015, and which goes into effect on January 1, 2016, mandate certain disclosures and formats for...more

9/16/2015 - Disclosure Requirements Equipment Lease New Legislation New Regulations Power Grid Rebates Solar Energy Solar Panels Tax Credits Tax Incentives Utilities Sector

Attack on Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard Law Denied

A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court affirmed on July 13th that Colorado’s voter-approved renewable energy mandate does not violate the U.S. Constitution, ruling that the state’s renewable energy standard (RES) does...more

7/15/2015 - Dormant Commerce Clause Interstate Commerce Out-of-State Companies Referendums Renewable Energy

PG&E RAM 6 Process Opens

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is now accepting applications for PG&E’s Sixth Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM) Request for Offers (RFO), known as “RAM 6”. The RAM 6 RFO is available to renewable electric energy generating...more

7/10/2015 - PG&E Renewable Energy Request for Offers

Hawaii Sets 100% Renewable Energy Goal and Opens the Door to Community Solar

Electricity on the island state of Hawaii will come 100% from renewable resources by 2045, pursuant to new legislation. The plan will end Hawaii’s current reliance on imported fuel oil which Governor Ige has said currently...more

6/15/2015 - Community Shared Solar Electricity Electricity Costs Geothermal Energy New Legislation Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

Enforcer Nominated as FERC Chair

Enforcement experience and a prior Senate confirmation are features of President Obama’s choice to replace Jon Wellinghoff as a FERC Commissioner and Chairman. Norman Bay, the nominee, currently serves as the Director of the...more

2/3/2014 - FERC Nominations

DG Growth and Energy Storage – FERC Reforms the SGIA Process

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 792 late last year, which amends the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) and pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA)...more

1/22/2014 - Energy FERC Grid Energy Storage Power Grid SGIA SGIP Utilities Sector

FERC Issues New Rules on Selling Ancillary Services to Promote Energy Storage

To promote use and development of energy storage technologies, FERC recently revised its market-based rate regulations, OATT ancillary services requirements, and accounting and reporting requirements....more

9/13/2013 - Energy Energy Policy FERC Grid Energy Storage New Regulations Reporting Requirements

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