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Western PURPA War Update: Retreats, Advances, But Little Clarity

As we discussed last summer, the expansion of renewable energy generation, especially wind generation, has produced an escalating conflict between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and …

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FERC Affirms Open Access Rights for QFs in Complaint Against the Oregon PUC

In a June 14 decision substantially clarifying and expanding federal open access transmission rights, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) ruled that open access transmission rights cannot …

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New Front In Western Wind War: FERC Files Suit Against Idaho PUC, Finds Second PURPA Violation

Fulfilling a promise made in a November order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) on March 22 filed suit against the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (“IPUC”), asserting …

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