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FERC Amends Regulations to Remedy Barriers to Energy Storage Participation in Wholesale Electricity Markets; Saves Distributed...

At its February 15, 2018, Open Meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the “Commission”) issued Order No. 841 (the “Final Rule”) to remove barriers to the participation of energy storage resources in the...more

Administration's Infrastructure Plan Supports Reuse of Brownfields and Superfund Sites

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Trump Administration released an ambitious $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Feb. 12, 2018 – a plan that includes many provisions focused upon encouraging the reuse of contaminated brownfields and Superfund sites. ...more

Arkansas Water Resources Center Annual Water Conference: July 23rd/24th Fayetteville, Arkansas

The Arkansas Water Resources Center (“AWRC”) announced that its annual water conference will be held on July 23rd and 24th in Fayetteville, Arkansas. AWRC states that the theme for the conference is “The Value of Water.”...more

Weekly Water Snippets

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Updates on the water situation in South Africa Koeberg participating in development of other desalination projects Apart from its recently announced temporary desalination plant, the Koeberg nuclear power station is working...more

The Arizona Corporation Commission’s Landmark Proposed Energy Modernization Plan

by Snell & Wilmer on

On January 30, 2018, Commissioner Andy Tobin submitted an expansive Proposed Energy Modernization Plan in Arizona Corporation Commission, Docket No. E-00000Q-16-0289. This docket, the “Review, Modernization and Expansion of...more

Renewable Energy Update - February 2018 #3

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Focus - Trump’s proposed budget slashes funding for clean energy programs - Greentech Media - Feb 14 The Trump administration’s proposed 2019 budget, released on Monday, proposes cuts to several clean energy programs....more

California May Need up to 2,000 MW of New Battery Energy Storage Resources by 2030, Commission Finds

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On February 8, 2018, the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) adopted a new procurement process in a decision which suggested that 2,000 MW of new battery energy storage resources may be needed in California by...more

A Possible Formula for Puerto Rico's Hurricane Recovery: Distributed Renewable Energy

by Sullivan & Worcester on

In October 2017, Hurricane Maria swept through the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico decimating the island, taking hundreds of lives and demolishing infrastructure on an enormous scale. In the hurricane’s immediate aftermath,...more

South Carolina Surface Water Withdrawal Act: State Supreme Court Addresses Constitutional Challenge

The Supreme Court of South Carolina considered the constitutionality of the registration provisions of its Surface Water Withdrawal Act (“Act”). See Jowers v. South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control, 2017 WL...more

Water and Wastewater Workforce: January 2018 U.S. Government Accountability Office Report Addressing Recruiting

The United States Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) issued a January 2018 report titled: Water and Wastewater Workforce – Recruiting Approaches Help Industry Hire Operators, but Additional EPA Guidance Could Help...more

Renewable Energy Update - February 2018 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - Western Energy Imbalance Market produces ‘solid’ benefits in Q4 - Solar Industry Magazine - Feb 2 The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has released its western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM)...more

Projects and Energy Weekly Snippets

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa Limpopo’s coal-fired power station gets green light The government has flashed the green light again for a [new] multibillion-rand coal-fired power station in Limpopo, but...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Energy dealmaking is fueled by oil and power

by White & Case LLP on

Oil & gas dealmaking continues to generate the bulk of sector activity; consolidation in the power sector was driven by unsettled market conditions. M&A in the energy sector has taken a hit in 2017, with value dropping...more

California Public Utilities Commission Issues Resolution ALJ-344, Constricting Procedures

At the end of 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission issued Resolution ALJ-344 which implements statutory amendments pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 215, reflects changes in the Commission’s administration, streamlines...more

NY Issues Offshore Wind Master Plan, 2,400 MW to be Procured

by Holland & Knight LLP on

After more than a year of extensive research and study of technical and public policy options, New York State issued its comprehensive offshore wind master plan that identifies intentions to develop 2,400 megawatts (MW)...more

California Energy Legislation Roundup 2017: A Focus on Protecting the Environment and Environmental Justice

by Morgan Lewis on

For energy industry observers, the 2017 California state legislative session produced a few significant bills (concerning extension of the cap and trade program and regulation of criteria air pollutants and toxic air...more

Wholesale Capacity Market in New England Aims to Better Accommodate State-Sponsored Generation Resources

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The regional transmission organization’s proposal seeks to reconcile the increasing deployment of state-sponsored subsidized clean energy resources with competitive forward auctions. Proposed New Auction Process in New...more

California Adopts Rules for Evaluating Multiple-Use Energy Storage Resources

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The CPUC’s market-shaping decision provides guidance regarding the “stacking” of multiple electricity system services. A new decision from the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California (CPUC) has set the stage...more

FERC Rejects FirstEnergy’s Application To Transfer Generating Facility to an Affiliated Utility

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In an order issued on January 12, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) rejected an application by Monongahela Power Company (“Mon Power”), a franchised public utility subsidiary of...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 2018 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - 2018 could see wave of West Coast climate pollution pricing - Reuters - Jan 17 If elected officials get their way, the entire West Coast of North America could be putting a price on pollution by the end of this...more

Stormwater Utility Ordinance: U.S. District Court Addresses Whether Assessment Violates Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory...

A United States District Court (Western District Virginia)in a December 26th Memorandum Opinion (“Opinion”) addressed a challenge to a stormwater utility ordinance assessment. See Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. City of...more

New Report Highlights Progress and Growth Potential of Solar Industry

A new report from Baird Equity Research outlines the inroads made by solar energy the past two years and projects the industry’s continued growth over the long term. In particular, the report cites increased installations,...more

Net metering rules: reasonable limitations or detrimental restrictions? PUCO hears both sides

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

An uncommon opportunity for “utilities, environmental groups and other stakeholders” to testify before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) elicited diverse opinions on the PUCO’s recent changes to net metering...more

LNG Exports/PURPA Modernization: January 19th U.S. House of Representatives Energy Subcommittee Hearing Scheduled

The United States House of Representatives Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has scheduled a January 19th hearing entitled “Legislation Addressing LNG Exports and PURPA Modernization.”...more

NC Department of Transportation Condemnation: What Do They Mean By Permanent Utility Easement?

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

When the North Carolina Department of Transportation ("DOT") exercises its power of eminent domain, in addition to taking private property in fee simple, it will often take various easements, including Permanent Utility...more

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