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

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

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

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

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

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

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

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 

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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

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

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

Seventh Circuit Upholds FERC's Authority to Abrogate Transmission Owner Rights of First Refusal

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Does FERC have authority to override contracts between a regional transmission organization (RTO) and incumbent utilities giving the latter rights of first refusal (ROFR) to build new regional transmission facilities? It...more

Infrastructure Commission considers critical infrastructure challenges in the UK

by Dentons on

The newly established National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is committed to looking broadly at long-term infrastructure needs and giving impartial advice to ministers and Parliament. The NIC is to report before the next...more

Streamlining the Siting of Transmission in the West - Why Transmission and Renewable Energy Project Developers Should Care About...

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Early this month, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued notice (81 FR 5283) of a proposed rule aimed at streamlining the pre-application process for transmission developers to obtain federal authorization to construct and...more

DWT Energy Update

On January 25, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-2 decision authored by Justice Kagan and supported by the Chief Justice, reversed the D.C. Circuit’s holding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) intruded on...more

FERC Clarifies Policy on Simultaneous Exchange Transactions

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FERC reiterates that simultaneous exchanges between affiliates require prior approval and clarifies the types of transactions covered by this policy and the showing necessary to receive FERC approval....more

Policy and Legal Implications of Implementing Renewable Energy at Scale: Renewables Intermittent Power Generation (Part 6 of 6)

Tom Burton, Chair of Mintz Levin’s Energy Technology Practice, has published a weekly installment providing insight into the challenges and possible solutions that, if implemented, promise a bright future as clean energy...more

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