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Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda for January 19, 2017

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Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s January 19, 2017 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on January 12, 2017. Agenda items E-3, E-4, E-5, E-6, C-1, and C-2 have...more

Getting the Deal Through — Electricity Regulation 2017: Germany

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1 Policy and law - What is the government policy and legislative framework for the electricity sector? Since 2005 Germany’s electricity industry has been regulated in accordance with European standards, based on...more

Getting the Deal Through — Electricity Regulation 2017: United Kingdom

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1 Policy and law - What is the government policy and legislative framework for the electricity sector? Government policy - Following the EU Referendum held on 23 June 2016, a new prime minister was appointed...more

Getting the Deal Through — Electricity Regulation 2017: United States

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1 Policy and law: What is the government policy and legislative framework for the electricity sector? No single government body sets government policy for the electricity sector. The federal government, which...more

FERC Dismisses Electric Cooperatives’ Maryland Community Solar Program PURPA Case as Premature

On November 15, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order dismissing a petition for declaratory filed by two Maryland electric cooperatives requesting a FERC finding that regulations governing...more

Renewable Energy Update - August 2016 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - San Bernardino County rejects a controversial solar power plant proposed for the Mojave Desert - Los Angeles Times - Aug 24 - The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has...more

Renewable Energy Update - August 2016 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - California's regional electricity grid plan on hold - Los Angeles Times - Aug 8 - Governor Jerry Brown’s plan for a regional electricity grid is being put on hold this year, and...more

FERC Staff Seeks Information from RTOs/ISOs on Energy Storage Participation in Wholesale Markets

On April 11, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Policy and Innovation (OEPI) sent identical data requests to each of the nation’s six grid operators, requesting information on potential...more

Generator interconnection technical conference scheduled

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has scheduled a technical conference to generator interconnection issues, including interconnection of energy storage. The case has its origins in a 2015 petition to the...more

November 19, 2015 FERC Meeting – Energy Storage Panel

On November 19, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) hosted an Energy Storage Panel discussion as part of its regular monthly Commission Meeting (Docket No. AD16-12-000). The Commission...more

Competition and Regulation Update: Storage in the National Electricity Market - Is the Grid Moving In?

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Electricity storage at or above household scale will likely become economic within the next few years, as the cost of batteries come down and generous feed in tariffs slowly expire. Australia could be one of the world's...more

2015 Cleantech Energy Storage Finance Forum: The Immediate and Long Term Prospects for Storage Technology

On Wednesday, September 23, the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster and North Shore InnoVentures co-hosted the 2015 Clean Energy Storage Finance Forum at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). The event...more

CT examines energy storage, grid improvements

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has opened a proceeding to implement a state law advancing energy storage systems and other improvements to the electric grid. The Distributed Energy Resource...more

CAISO Takes Step to Allow Distributed Energy Resources to Compete in Wholesale Energy Markets

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On June 10, 2015, the California Independent System Operator (“CAISO”) released a draft final proposal (the “Expanded Metering and Telemetry Options Phase 2, Distributed Energy Resource Provider”) that, if finalized, would...more

DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review: Implications for Electricity Storage, Federal Resource Agency Approvals, and Grid Service...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the first Quadrennial Energy Review (Review), a document offering a variety of proposals designed to modernize the nation's energy infrastructure. The Review, released on April...more

Renewable Energy Update - March 2015 #2

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Renewable Energy Focus: California renewable energy zone plan gets revamp after criticism - Reuters - Mar 13: An ambitious plan to put California's renewable energy projects in areas where the environment will face the...more

Energy Storage Update: 2014 California Storage RFO

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

Getting to the Nitty-Gritty: Wholesale Distribution Rate Treatment for Energy Storage

by Reed Smith on

As an increasing number of energy storage projects begin to come online, developers should expect that regulators will continue to develop and refine the second tier, nitty-gritty, regulatory policies that might affect the...more

California Investor-Owned Utilities Launch 2014 Energy Storage RFOs

On December 1, 2014, California's three large investor-owned utilities (IOUs)—Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E)—issued Requests for...more

Chicago-area battery storage projects announced

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Energy developer Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. has announced two grid-scale energy storage projects near Chicago. Battery-based energy storage projects can offer benefits to the electricity grid by keeping the...more

SCE Selects Suppliers for 261 MW in Energy Storage

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Southern California Edison (SCE) announced the suppliers and projects it has selected for the largest grid-connected energy storage purchase in U.S. history. This energy storage procurement is more than five times greater...more

North America's largest battery energy storage online

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A California public utility has brought the largest battery energy storage in North America online. Funded partially by federal stimulus funds, Southern California Edison's Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project is designed...more

Energy Storage Alert: California Public Utilities Commission Approves Utility Energy Storage Procurement Plans

by Stoel Rives LLP on

At its business meeting yesterday, the California Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) unanimously approved procurement plans for Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric and Pacific Gas and Electric to...more

SDG&E 2014 Energy Storage Systems Request for Offers Among the Largest to Date

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On September 5, 2014, San Diego Gas & Electric (“SDG&E”) issued a 2014 Energy Storage System (“ESS”) Request for Offers (“RFO”) soliciting at least 25 MW—and up to 800 MW—of energy storage (the “2014 ES RFO”). SDG&E’s 2014...more

CPUC Clears the Way for Solar Battery Systems

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Now that solar panels have popped up on roofs across California, one of the next challenges for unlocking their potential and integrating the energy that they produce into the grid is the development of batteries that can...more

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