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MPUC to Disburse up to $2.5 Million from RGGI Trust Fund: Applications Due August 10

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The Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) is seeking applications from eligible Maine energy intensive manufacturing businesses for disbursements from Maine’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Trust Fund to off-set...more

Will clustering help New England's interconnection queue?

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Faced with a persistent backlog of requests to interconnect to the electric grid across parts of New England, will the region's major grid operator adopt a "clustering" methodology to streamline the study process and reduce...more

Status of Distributed Generation in Maryland and the District of Columbia

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Over the last several years, significant strides have been made to advance the development and implementation of distributed energy generation resources in the mid-Atlantic region. So much so that we thought it worthwhile to...more

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

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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

Mexico's CENACE Determines Assets for Power Transmission and Distribution Networks

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Mexico's National Energy Control Center, or Centro de Control de Energía (CENACE), is the non-centralized government body that operates the country's Wholesale Power Market, or Mercado Mercado Eléctrico Mayorista (MEM). As...more

EIB Energy Highlights: Dakota Access & Keystone XL Pipelines Revived, FERC on Energy Storage & Pipeline Rates & More

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Our goal is to serve as a leading-edge resource for companies navigating the rapidly evolving landscapes of the domestic and global energy markets. Moore & Van Allen’s EIB Energy Highlights is a complement to our Energy...more

National park solar microgrid proposed

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The National Park Service has proposed a solar-powered microgrid to replace a power line in a remote area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If developed, the Mt. Sterling Sustainable Energy Project could serve as an...more

FERC Proposes Broad Changes to Its Pro Forma Interconnection Procedures and Interconnection Agreement

In its final meeting of 2016, FERC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking in which it proposes changes to its standard interconnection rules and agreement for generators with a capacity of more than 20 megawatts. The proposed...more

White House Releases Checklist to Improve Grid Resiliency

by Morgan Lewis on

The new plan builds on efforts to improve the response to attacks and disasters but recognizes that the needed investments may require regulatory changes to ensure cost recovery by utilities....more

Getting the Deal Through — Electricity Regulation 2017: Czech Republic

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1 Policy and law - What is the government policy and legislative framework for the electricity sector? The goals of the Czech Republic in the energy sector, including the preferred fuel mix, are outlined in State...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

ISO-NE winter electricity supply 2016 - 2017

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New England should have sufficient electricity supplies to meet consumer demand this winter, according to regional power grid operator ISO New England, Inc. But because natural gas pipeline constraints could limit...more

Getting the Deal Through — Electricity Regulation 2017: Poland

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1 Policy and law - What is the government policy and legislative framework for the electricity sector? Government policy - The main objectives of government policy for the electricity market have been set out...more

Getting the Deal Through — Electricity Regulation 2017: Russia

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1 Policy and law - What is the government policy and legislative framework for the electricity sector? Policy The Russian power sector underwent a programme of fundamental reform in the early 2000s involving the break-up...more

Getting the Deal Through — Electricity Regulation 2017: South Africa

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1 Policy and law - What is the government policy and legislative framework for the electricity sector? Key policies South Africa energy policy is influenced by numerous policies including the White Paper on the...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

"Skadden Energy Law Handbook: Fourth Edition (November 2016)"

Skadden’s Energy Regulation and Litigation Group is pleased to provide the fourth edition of the Skadden Energy Law Handbook, which includes a summary of recent developments. The handbook contains 16 chapters covering a broad...more

Department of Energy Updates Integrated Interagency Pre-Application Process for Electric Transmission Projects 

by WilmerHale on

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register a final rule which revises the agency's regulations governing its Integrated Interagency Pre-Application (IIP) process and...more

DesertLink transmission project wins rate incentives under Section 219

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Federal energy regulators have granted a petition by the developer of a proposed electric transmission project in Nevada for certain transmission rate incentives available under federal law. On August 19, the Federal Energy...more

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Issues Order to Eliminate Reactive Power Service Exemptions for Wind Generators

On June 16, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued Order No. 827, a final rule that eliminates exemptions for wind generators from the requirement to provide reactive power services as a condition of taking...more

FERC Order 827 and reactive power

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Federal energy regulators have issued a final rule requiring all newly interconnecting non-synchronous generators to provide reactive power, which supports the reliability of the electric grid. The rule adopted by the...more

Energy Tax Law Alert: IRS Expands Safe Harbor for Transfers of Property to Transmission Providers

by Stoel Rives LLP on

The IRS on June 10 issued Notice 2016-36, which expands a safe harbor allowing certain transfers of property to regulated public utilities to be treated as nontaxable contributions of capital to a corporation, rather than as...more

California Energy Agencies Advance Renewable Transmission Line Planning

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

California energy agencies and key stakeholders have finished the first step of a statewide planning process to evaluate transmission needs in the state and the region. This process, called the Renewable Energy Transmission...more

US Quadrennial Energy Review second round

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The U.S. Department of Energy is holding a series of public meetings centered on the topic of the second installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review, an integrated study of the U.S. electricity system from generation through...more

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