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Eric Christensen

Supreme Court Declines to Review Order No. 1000 Appeal Involving Right of First Refusal

04/03/17 posted by Eric Christensen

Another Milepost In The Long, Strange Trip Of the Mobile-Sierra Doctrine Keep Reading »

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FERC Proposes Major Changes to Interconnection Rules

01/18/17 posted by Eric Christensen

Reforms Promise Major Benefits to Independent and Renewable Power Producers and New Energy Storage Technologies Keep Reading »

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Seeking to Boost Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Aggregation, FERC Proposes Significant Changes to the Market Rules

12/22/16 posted by Eric Christensen

Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NOPR") aimed at overcoming market barriers faced by emerging energy storage technologies as well as new technologies that allow aggregation and coordinated dispatch of small distributed energy resources. While the NOPR is limited to ISO and RTO markets, energy market participants in the Pacific Northwest would nonetheless be well advised to pay attention to the NOPR. This is true because the... 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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Regulators Revolve: FERC Says Hello to Honorable, Ciao to Norris

09/12/14 posted by Eric Christensen

Earlier this week, the White House officially nominated Collette Honorable to become the next Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"). Keep Reading »

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