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Foley Hoag LLP - Energy & Climate Counsel

Unpacking Recent FERC Orders on Transmission Rate Incentives: A Download for Developers

Recently, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) has issued two Orders regarding transmission projects’ requests for transmission rate incentives. The pair of rulings, each of which includes a...more

Morgan Lewis - Power & Pipes

California Utility Shielded From Blackout Negligence Lawsuit in Ninth Circuit

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismissed a class action lawsuit claiming a California utility was liable for blackouts that were allegedly caused by inadequate electric system maintenance....more

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Navigating Power Allocation and Customer Choice in a Regulated Landscape

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The landscape for utilities and their customers in the power allocation space is heavily regulated. Minimum load requirements, contested rights, and myriad other issues must be understood — and handled effectively — to...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

National Grid Petition Seeks Retroactive Cost Increases From Multiple Solar Projects, Ability to Increase Costs on Future Projects

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On January 11, 2024, the New York State Public Service Commission (“PSC” or “Commission”) issued a Notice Soliciting Comments regarding a Petition for Declaratory Ruling (“Petition”) submitted by Niagara Mohawk Power...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Can the CPUC Fast Charge California's Transportation Electrification Goals? It Plans to Try

California has seen significant growth in the adoption of zero-emission vehicles and charging infrastructure in recent years. Today, one in four vehicles sold in California is a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV), of which an...more

K&L Gates LLP

Texas Updates

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Over the last several months there have been a number of developments within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region. The most significant have been the issuance of a Joint Blackstart Availability Study and...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

A Survey Of Texas Electric System Legislative Implementation

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The Texas Legislature, primarily responding to the unprecedented ERCOT system load shed event during 2021’s Winter Storm Uri, enacted far-reaching system and wholesale market reforms during its 2021 and 2023 legislative...more

Gray Reed

Retail Electricity Customers Denied Relief from Uri

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In re Luminant Generation Company LLC et al is a bitter pill for the litigation hangover from Winter Storm Uri. Takeaway: Texas does not recognize a legal duty owed by wholesale power generators to retail customers to provide...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Energy & Climate Counsel

Department of Energy Releases Final Guidance on Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors

On December 19, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released long-awaited final guidance on its process to designate National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (commonly referred to as “NIETCs,” pronounced...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Increased FERC Enforcement of Rules Governing Capitalizing of Overhead Expenses for Electric Utilities and Gas Pipelines

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We have recently seen an increase in audits by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) Office of Enforcement (“OE”) that take issue with the way electric utilities and interstate natural gas pipelines allocate...more

Troutman Pepper

PJM Files Capacity Market Overhaul for Resource Adequacy and Grid Reliability

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On October 13, 2023, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (“PJM”) submitted two filings with FERC proposing revisions to its Open Access Transmission Tariff (“Tariff”) and its “Reliability Assurance Agreement” (“RAA”) designed to...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

2024 Energy Transition Outlook Survey Report

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Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD)’s 2024 Energy Transition Outlook Survey Report points to a new phase in the multi-generational journey to Net Zero. While 56% of our respondents are deepening their focus on their transition...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

FERC Requires Enhanced NERC Reliability Standards to Support Clean Energy Transition

On October 19, 2023, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) directed the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to submit new or modified Reliability Standards that address the impacts of...more

Mintz - Energy & Sustainability Viewpoints

Energy & Sustainability Washington Update — November 2023

House Reopens Business with Fiscal Year 2024 Energy & Water Spending Bill - Following the historic ouster of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on October 3 and more than three weeks without a speaker, the House of...more

Allen Matkins

Renewable Energy Update 11.02.23

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President Joe Biden announced Monday a $1.3 billion federal investment to build three new interstate power lines in an effort to upgrade the nation’s outdated electric grid and transition to clean energy....more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

BBK Assists Firm Client Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon Secure Funding From GRIP as Part of Biden-Harris...

On October 18, 2023, 58 projects across 44 states were awarded funding to strengthen electric grid resilience and reliability as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The Confederated Tribes of the Warm...more

K&L Gates LLP

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Orders Development of Inverter-Based Reliability Standards

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On 19 October 2023, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final rule directing the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop new or modified reliability standards to tackle the issue of grid...more

Allen Matkins

Renewable Energy Update 10.19.23

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The Biden administration is putting almost $3.5 billion into improving the strength and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid, government officials said on Wednesday. The money is coming from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,...more

Allen Matkins

Renewable Energy Update 10.17.23

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In recognition of the substantial effect that widespread use of electric vehicles (EVs) will have in reducing carbon emissions, the state and federal government have set ambitious goals to increase the number of EVs on the...more

Allen Matkins

Renewable Energy Update 10.06.23

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The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is the strongest market in the U.S. when it comes to using energy storage for renewable integration, grid optimization, and electrification and decentralization, with a 43.7...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

U.S. Electrical Grid and Renewables – Vulnerability to Cyber Attacks

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As discussed previously in this blog, physical attacks against substations have been on the rise. However, the U.S. power grid is also vulnerable to cyberattacks from U.S. adversaries, which includes hostile foreign...more

Morgan Lewis

Renewable Energy Goals and Reliability Needs Fuel Community Solar, Energy Storage Programs

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The US power grid is expected to double in capacity from 2022 to 2050, primarily driven by the growth of renewable capacity, which is expected to increase by 380% in that time period. By comparison, fossil fuel–generating...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Extreme Weather Fall Outlook: Warm, Wet and Stormy

After a summer of extreme heat that has wreaked havoc on power grids and infrastructure in many places, the United States is looking ahead to a fall season full of weather that is just as tumultuous and disruptive. While some...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

[Event] Unlocking Clean Hydrogen: What Should Treasury’s Guidance Be for Hydrogen Production Tax Credit Eligibility? - October...

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), passed just over a year ago, contains a clean hydrogen production tax credit of up to $3/kg. However, guidance from the Treasury as to what qualifies for the clean hydrogen tax credit...more

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State Microgrid Policy, Programmatic, and Regulatory Framework: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners/National...

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (“NARUC”) and National Association of State Energy Officials (“NASEO”) released an August 2023 report titled: State Microgrid Policy, Programmatic, and...more

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