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Jones Day

EPA Offers ACE Rule to Trump Clean Power Plan

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Outlined in an Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") proposal published on August 31, 2018, the Affordable Clean Energy ("ACE") rule would replace the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan ("CPP"). A 60-day public comment...more

Snell & Wilmer

Proposed Changes in the Electric Utility Industry Would Fan the Embers of Stranded Costs

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Initiatives at ballot boxes, legislatures and regulatory agencies in various states in 2018 are aimed at changing the electric utility industry. Some seek a transition from fossil fuel reliance to renewable fuel dependence....more

White & Case LLP

Companies are preparing for EU substance restrictions to kick in from July 2019

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The deadline for companies to comply with EU legislation banning certain substances from a wide range of electric and electronic goods is fast approaching. The substance restrictions were previously limited to household...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Illinois subsidy for nuclear generation facilities

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

On September 13, 2018, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited decision in the consolidated cases of Elec. Power Supply Assn. v. Anthony M. Star, 7th Cir. Nos. 17-2433, 17-2445, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 25980...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2018 #2

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Focus - California commits to eliminating all carbon sources of electricity by 2045 - REUTERS - Sep 10 Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law Senate Bill 100, which requires the state to source electricity from...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

CA Enacts 100% Carbon-Free Energy Standard

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Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 100 into law on Monday, setting in place a 100% renewable electricity target for California by 2045. The law, which we discussed in our prior blog post, calls for a state-wide renewable...more

Buchalter

California Energy Regulatory Weekly Update - September 2018

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On 10/4/17, the ALJ issued a ruling requesting comment on a staff proposal for implementing AB 1923 provisions related to interconnection rules for bioenergy feed-in tariff under the California RPS. Comments were due by...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Upholds GHG Caps for Electricity Sector and Affirms the Continued Viability of Chevron-style...

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On September 4, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an opinion in New England Power Generators Association v. Department of Environmental Protection (Case number SJC-12477; --- N.E.3d ---, 2018 WL...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2018

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Focus - Legislative effort to reorganize California’s electricity grid fails - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE - Aug 31 A California bill that would have created a new organization to run interconnected electricity grids across...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - September 2018

U.S. Army Corps Stands by Permit for Dakota Access Oil Pipeline - "The U.S. Army Corps said that a permit it granted for the Dakota Access Pipeline last year was environmentally sound, handing a setback to tribal and green...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Generators Urge FERC to Adopt Centralized Capacity Market in California

A coalition of electric generators in California has urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or “the Commission”) to require the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to implement a centralized capacity...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - August 2018 #5

Gas Drilling Not Damaging Forests' Waterways, State Finds - "Pennsylvania's state forests agency says it isn't finding damage to waterways amid the expansion of natural gas drilling in recent years, although it is reporting...more

Dentons

Highlights of the Meter Asset Provider Regulations, 2018

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Electricity metering and attendant collection losses are prevalent in the Nigerian Power Sector (Sector). Despite the launch of the Credit Advance Payment for Metering Implementation in 2011 (CAPMI) , several metering/billing...more

Buchalter

California Regulatory Happenings - August 2018 #3

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On 10/4/17, the ALJ issued a ruling requesting comment on a staff proposal for implementing AB 1923 provisions related to interconnection rules for bioenergy feed-in tariff under the California RPS. Comments weredue by...more

Holland & Knight LLP

EPA Releases Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule to Replace Clean Power Plan

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• The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing coal-fired power plants, a replacement for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) finalized by the Obama...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Energy Companies Involved in Mexico Should Review PPAs, Project Finance Contracts

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Before Mexico's energy reform of 2013, private companies had a limited participation in the electricity market. Among other opportunities, power generation was particularly attractive due to the fact that self-supply and...more

Holland & Knight LLP

FERC Waves Red Flag Over Federal Power Act General Jurisdiction In ERCOT

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On July 26, 2018, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an otherwise routine order in AEP Energy Partners, Inc., 164 FERC ¶ 61,056 (Docket No. TX18-1-000). The order grants AEP Energy's request under only FPA §...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

CPUC: New Standard Offer Contracts for Qualifying Facilities 20 MWs or Less May Be Coming Soon

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Energy project developers interested in securing qualifying facility (QF) contracts in California for small power projects of 20 MWs or less may soon have new commercial opportunities because of a new Order Instituting...more

Mintz - Energy & Sustainability Viewpoints

Battery Companies Drive Innovation in Energy Efficiency Storage Technology

A hot new area for the development of energy efficiency storage technology is refrigeration. Last month, this blog covered the recent success of Mintz Levin client Axiom Exergy. Axiom’s focus on lowering the costs of...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Nuevo Director de CFE Revisará los Contratos Privados de Electricidad

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México tendrá una nueva administración que durará seis años desde el primero de diciembre. El Presidente electo Andrés Manuel López Obrador ha estado delineando su estrategia de energía. Una parte de ésta, es el nombramiento...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Mexico's New Federal Electricity Commission Chief to Review Private PPAs

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The new administration of President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador will take over the Mexican government for a six-year term on Dec. 1, 2018. The President-Elect has been outlining his administration's energy strategy,...more

Hogan Lovells

Power solutions for mines in Sub-Saharan Africa – captive power plants, diesel generators, and cross-border power trading

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One of the key factors affecting the operation of mines in Sub-Saharan Africa is the availability of a reliable, uninterrupted supply of power. However, Sub-Saharan Africa has a severe power deficit which means that mines are...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - July 2018 #4

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced on July 19, 2018, that it is directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) “to develop and submit modifications to the NERC Reliability...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

FERC Requires New NERC Reliability Standards for Reporting Cyber Incidents

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced on July 19, 2018, that it is directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) “to develop and submit modifications to the NERC Reliability...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Maryland Opens 2019 Parking Lot Solar PV Canopy with EV Charger Grant Program

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The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) recently opened its Parking Lot Solar PV Canopy with EV Charger Grant Program for the 2019 fiscal year. The MEA intends for this program to address both Maryland’s solar and electric...more

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