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Allen Matkins

Renewable Energy Update - August 2019 #3

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Focus - Could offshore wind turbines help power Vandenberg? A French company wants to find out - The Tribune – August 12 - Prospects for floating wind projects off California have been stalled for several years,...more

Holland & Hart LLP

Rejecting Power-Purchase Agreements in Energy Cases: Do Bankruptcy Courts Have Exclusive Jurisdiction?

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In a much-awaited and pivotal decision in the PG&E chapter 11 proceeding, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California held that it not only has exclusive jurisdiction over the rejection of wholesale...more

Holland & Hart LLP

Rejecting Power-Purchase Agreements in Energy Cases: Do Bankruptcy Courts Have Exclusive Jurisdiction?

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In a much-awaited and pivotal decision in the PG&E chapter 11 proceeding, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California held that it not only has exclusive jurisdiction over the rejection of wholesale...more

K&L Gates LLP

Gridlocked No More: South Carolina's Energy Freedom Act Encourages Additional Renewable Energy Investment

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OVERVIEW Over the past several years, the southeastern United States has seen an explosion in renewable energy investment. In South Carolina, the legislature, electrical utilities, and power producers have been working...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Ninth Circuit Upholds Renewable Energy Developers’ PURPA Rights

On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (“Ninth Circuit”) issued a decision in Winding Creek Solar LLC v. Peterman affirming a district court’s finding that the California Public Utilities...more

Mintz - Energy & Sustainability Viewpoints

Blockchain in Energy: Smart Legal Contracts on the Rise

The Smart Contract Alliance, an initiative of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, defines smart contract as “computer code that, upon the occurrence of a specified condition or conditions, is capable of running automatically...more

K&L Gates LLP

From Fat Duck to Flat Duck to Firm Duck

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How energy storage is creating new opportunities - A major disruption to the global economy is coming in the form of a seismic shift in energy markets. ...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Segunda subasta para proyectos de generación de energía eléctrica en Colombia

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El Ministerio de Minas y Energía oficializó el pasado 9 de julio el lanzamiento de la segunda subasta a largo plazo de energías renovables mediante la expedición de dos resoluciones así: • Resolución 04-0590, por la cual...more

King & Spalding

Mexican Private Power Sector Finds Alternative to Cancelled Clean Energy Power Bids

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On January 31, 2019 the Mexican power regulatory entity - Centro Nacional de Control de Energia (“Cenace”) cancelled the fourth public bid for the purchase and sale of clean energy, capacity and clean energy certificates...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Maine Enacts New Law to Encourage Net Metering and Long-Term Contracts for Distributed Generation

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On June 26th, Governor Janet Mills signed new legislation to broaden customer access to net metering (known in Maine as net energy billing, or NEB) and to promote distributed energy generation, including through competitive...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Pacific Gas & Electric Bankruptcy Alert

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A recent ruling in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) bankruptcy proceeding highlights the risk to certain renewable energy projects from utility bankruptcy. In a June 7, 2019 ruling, the PG&E bankruptcy court denied...more

Dentons

A decade of legislation on renewable energy in Kazakhstan: a brief review

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July 4, 2019, is the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On support of the use of renewable energy sources” ? 165-IV ZRK (“Law on RES”). While being ranked ninth in coal reserves, 12th...more

K&L Gates LLP

PG&E Bankruptcy Court Rejects FERC’s “Concurrent” Jurisdiction over PPA Rejection

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In response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California held that the rejection of wholesale power purchase agreements “is solely within the power of...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Bankruptcy Court Denies FERC Jurisdiction over Power Purchase Agreements in PG&E Bankruptcy

On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California issued a ruling on a matter that has been closely monitored by the power industry. The court issued a declaratory judgment that Pacific Gas &...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

IRS reaffirms that negotiated rates under PPA prevents solar facility from classification as “public utility property”

In Private Letter Ruling 201923019 (Feb. 21, 2019) (publicly released on June 10, 2019), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) addressed a state statute that allowed a regulated public utility to acquire an unregulated solar...more

Allen Matkins

Renewable Energy Update - June 2019

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Focus - California has too much solar power. That might be good for ratepayers - Los Angeles Times – June 5 - California set two renewable energy records last week: the most solar power ever flowing on the state’s main...more

Dentons

The Law on Renewable energy sources has been adopted in Uzbekistan

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On May 16, 2019 The Law on Renewable energy sources (the Law), was adopted in the Republic of Uzbekistan. It defines the basis of the relationship between the state and private sector renewable power producers....more

Blank Rome LLP

In PG&E Bankruptcy, FERC Reasserts Concurrent Jurisdiction over the Disposition of Wholesale Power Contracts

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With the May 1 order, the Commission reaffirms its view that it has concurrent jurisdiction over debtors’ efforts to reject their FERC-jurisdictional contracts in bankruptcy. Further developments in judicial proceedings in...more

Stoel Rives - Renewable + Law

FERC Reaffirms Concurrent Jurisdiction Over PPAs in Bankruptcy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) issued an order on May 1, 2019 denying rehearing of its orders asserting concurrent jurisdiction with a bankruptcy court over wholesale power contracts....more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Vietnam Wind 2019: Redux

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A month after our last article - Vietnam Wind - A look ahead to 2019 - was published, Circular 02/2019/TT-BCT (Circular 02) came into effect. Attached to Circular 02 is a new PPA (2019 PPA) for wind farm projects to be used...more

K&L Gates LLP

Next Massachusetts Offshore Wind Solicitation Ready for DPU Review

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On March 27, 2019, Massachusetts’s three electric utilities submitted a draft of their second offshore wind request for proposals (“RFP”) to the state’s Department of Public Utilities (“DPU”) for review and comment. ...more

Hogan Lovells

Energy snippets

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Kibo provides update on four key projects - JSE- and Aim-listed Kibo Energy on Monday confirmed that it is developing four key projects – two thermal coal power projects, in Botswana and Mozambique; a UK-focused flexible...more

Dentons

Investing in renewable energy projects in Europe - Dentons’ Guide 2019

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The closing days of 2018 saw the European Union’s member states finalize their long-gestating revamp of the bloc’s electricity market design, putting pens to paper on a deal that—as the last element of the Clean Energy...more

Hogan Lovells

Nuclear Legislation Caps Off Nuclear Innovation Week

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The reintroduction of Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA) caps off a week of activities focused on innovation, and follows on advancement of key U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) guidance on advanced reactor...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Dispute Over Rejection of PG&E Contracts to Stay in Bankruptcy Court

A dispute over whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) can order one of Northern California’s largest natural gas and electric companies – Pacific Gas & Electric Company (“PG&E”) – to reject wholesale power...more

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