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Eric Christensen

$29 Million Fund Now Available to Compensate Wholesale Electricity Buyers and Sellers Who May Have Been Victims of Barclays' Price Manipulation

05/24/18 posted by Eric Christensen

CH& attorney Eric Christensen has helped secure a $29 million settlement that, if finally approved by the federal court, will allow wholesale purchasers of electricity to seek compensation for a price manipulation scheme allegedly carried out by Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Keep Reading »

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Oversupply Litigation Milestone: FERC Approves BPA Oversupply Management Protocol

10/20/14 posted by Eric Christensen

At its monthly meeting last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approved the Bonneville Power Administration's "Oversupply Management Protocol," marking a major litigation milestone in Bonneville's controversial efforts to address those periods when the combined output of federal dams and wind generation in the Pacific Northwest exceeds electric demand in the region and in areas where power can be exported. Keep Reading »

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Navy Seeks Renewable Resources Through a WAPA RFP

10/07/14 posted by Eric Christensen

Last week, the Western Area Power Administration ("WAPA") issued a Request for Proposals ("RFP") seeking renewable energy for Navy bases located in WAPA's California service territory. The RFP seeks bids for new renewable generation projects with up to 150 MW of capacity. Keep Reading »

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Ninth Circuit Orders BPA To Reconsider Recovery of Improper Payments to DSIs

09/26/14 posted by Eric Christensen

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the Bonneville Power Administration to reconsider whether it should seek recovery of improper payments made to certain Direct-Service Industrial ("DSI") customers. Keep Reading »

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Pot and Power: Power Planning Council Estimates Demand Growth and Conservation Potential

09/09/14 posted by Eric Christensen

As Washington's experiment in legalization of recreational marijuana use moves gradually toward full implementation, the consequences for Washington's utilities are beginning to come into focus. Keep Reading »

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