On August 14, 2014, the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) issued an Order Instituting Rulemaking (“Order”) to establish policies, procedures, and rules to guide California investor-owned electric utilities...more
Last Friday, EPA finally published its § 316(b) rule in the Federal Register. As we noted in May, the rule is more significant for what it does not do – require closed cycle cooling – than for what it does....more
On a hot summer afternoon in 2011, cascading power outages spread across the North American Southwest. Over 5 million people in Southern California -- including all of San Diego -- Arizona and Mexico were left without power...more
The Mexican Congress is debating a historic package of legislation to restructure the nation’s electrical power sector. This legislation will create a more open and competitive power industry in Mexico, giving the private...more
The late, great Ken Wolstenholme, if asked about the House of Commons Treasury Committee Report on Private Finance 21, could well say the same for PF2. Just as Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz hammered home the final nail in the...more
In This Issue:
- UK Shale Exploitation: Securing Subsurface Access Rights
- Taking the Road Best Travelled? CFE seeks electric-gas "convergence"
- Pemex Requests Mexico E&P Areas from SENER
New Jersey law requires the state to produce an Energy Master Plan (EMP or Plan) every three years. The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that will require future EMPs to include long-term capacity planning and...more
Originally published in Insurance Law360 on February 21, 2013.
Geomagnetic storms present a unique risk to power grids, power grid customers and insurers. The modern world, and particularly the East Coast of the U.S., is...more
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