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Washington UTC Will Revise PURPA Policy

The UTC has requested comments on changes to its PURPA regulations by April 17, 2017, and has scheduled a workshop for May 17, 2017.

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Latest Round in PURPA Wars: Fifth Circuit Upholds Texas Rule Limiting PURPA Rights of Wind Generators

Earlier this week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued the latest salvo in the PURPA wind wars, this time handing wind producers a painful defeat.

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LEO Still Roars: FERC Declares Montana PURPA Rules Illegal

After the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) recent lawsuit against the Idaho Public Utilities Commission ended in something of a whimper, many industry observers speculated that FERC …

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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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Does PURPA Wreck RECs? West Virginia Federal Court Rejects QF Claim for REC Payments

Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”) are a recent invention, a mechanism devised to aid compliance with state Renewable Portfolio Standards (“RPS”), which have been adopted in many states …

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