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Washington UTC Moves Toward Final PURPA Rules

Comments on the proposed rules are due on April 1, 2019.

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CH& Concludes That PACE Can Be Adopted in Washington Without Violating the State Constitution

CH& has determined that Property-Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) legislation can be adopted in Washington without violating the Washington Constitution’s prohibitions against gifts of public funds and lending of public credit.

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‘MEETS’ Explained: MEETS Accelerator Coalition Releases Videos Explaining Metered Energy Efficiency Transaction Structure

CH& Energy and Environmental Law attorney Eric Christensen presents the latest news from the MEETS Accelerator Coalition.

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

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.

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Seeking to Expand Innovative ‘MEETS’ Model, Seattle Approves Pilot Program for up to 30 Commercial Buildings

On April 11, 2018, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed legislation authorizing Seattle City Light to enter into long-term energy conservation contracts for up to 30 commercial buildings using the innovative Metered Energy Efficiency Transaction Structure (“MEETS”).

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Washington UTC Proposing New PURPA Rules and Seeking Comments

Written comments are due by April 13, 2018, and the UTC will hold a public workshop on the proposal on May 14.

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Energy Storage Technology: UTC Issues New Policy Statement

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (“UTC”) issued a new policy statement aimed at improving the regulatory treatment of energy storage technology.

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