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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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NorthWestern Energy Issues Request for Proposals for Community Renewable Energy Projects

On May 17, NorthWestern Energy issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for renewable energy projects to meet NorthWestern’s statutory obligation to acquire 65 MW of renewable energy projects that are small (25 MW of capacity or less) and that are locally owned.

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Seventh Circuit Concludes that Transmission Constraints Do Not Excuse Payments for Power from Wind Farm

A recent Seventh Circuit decision underscores the dangers of constrained transmission systems for delivering power from renewable energy projects, and the importance of clearly addressing the attendant risks in Power Purchase Agreements.

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Navy Seeks Renewable Resources Through a WAPA RFP

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.

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Milestone in Transmission Regulation: U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Order No. 1000

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a host of challenges to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) Order No. 1000, upholding the order in its entirety. As we’ve previously discussed, Order No. 1000 aims to create a level regulatory playing field for independent transmission developers, thus encouraging new sources of badly-needed investment in the nation’s transmission infrastructure.

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City of Palo Alto Issues RFP For Renewable Energy

The City of Palo Alto, California, last week issued an RFP for renewable energy. The request calls for non-escalating contracts for periods of between 5 and 30 …

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Defense Logistics Agency Seeks Renewable Energy Credits

The Defense Logistics Agency recently issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”). The agency is seeking RECs equivalent to slightly less than 900,000,000 …

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Thanks to Hydropower, Washington Leads the Nation in Renewable Energy Production

Northwesterners hardly need to be reminded of the value of the regional hydroelectric system, but statistics released earlier this month by the U.S. Energy Information Administration underscore …