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Microsoft Gains Direct Access to Renewable Energy in Washington

Settlement Opens the Door to Wider Direct Access For Larger Customers of Washington’s Investor-Owned Utilities

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Beginning of the End for Colstrip? Washington UTC Rejects Puget Sound Energy’s Analysis of Coal Plant Economics

The Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission (“UTC”) yesterday rejected Puget Sound Energy’s (“PSE”) economic justification for continued operation of its Colstrip coal plant. The UTC’s action, while …

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Binz There, Done That? Obama FERC Nominee Likely to Stay The Course on Renewables, But Changes in Regulatory Policy May Be In the Offing

On June 27, President Obama nominated Ron Binz to replace Jon Wellinghoff as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Mr. Binz’s track record as Chair …

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Power Planning Council Suggests Need for 350 MW of New Generation by 2017

The most recent projections from the Northwest Power & Conservation Council (“NPCC”) suggest that electric demand in the Pacific Northwest is finally recovering from effects of the …

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