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Illinois Commerce Commission Commences Study of Utility of the Future
The Illinois Commerce Commission ("ICC") last month initiated a statewide proceeding to transform the state's utility grid.
United States
13 Apr 2017
Con Edison DSIP Plan Filed At NYPSC
On June 30, 2016, the New York electric utilities filed Distribution System Implementation Plans ("DSIP") as required by the New York Public Service Commission's ("PSC" or "Commission") April 20, 2016 Order in its Reforming the Energy Vision ("REV") proceeding. Among the filings was Consolidated Edison of New York, Inc.'s ("Con Edison") DSIP.
United States
15 Sep 2016
California Public Utilities Commission To Be Restructured
Through a deal entered into between the California legislature and Governor Jerry Brown, the embattled California Public Utilities Commission ("PUC") will be restructured and reformed.
United States
8 Jul 2016
FERC Opposes Private Right Of Action In CFTC Proceeding; Congress Requests Briefing
In what is quickly resembling a jurisdictional conundrum, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") has come out in opposition of a private right of action in the context of the country's wholesale energy markets.
United States
8 Jul 2016
FERC Debates Future Of PURPA
At a June 29, 2016, conference, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") considered whether changes should be made to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 ("PURPA").
United States
8 Jul 2016
What Does Trend Towards Residential Demand Charges Mean For Overall Rate Design?
In several states, utilities have been moving toward incorporating demand charges into residential rates.
United States
8 Jul 2016
New York Public Service Commission Energy Market Restructuring May Be Framework for Changes Nationwide
The New York Public Service Commission ("PSC") issued a groundbreaking order on May 19, 2016, under its Reforming the Energy Vision ("REV") initiative.
United States
6 Jun 2016
FERC Grants Complaints Based On Affiliate Abuse
The PPA provided for the output to be resold by the utility into the PJM Interconnection, LLC energy market, rather than being used to supply the utility's retail customers.
United States
23 May 2016
New York PSC Limits ESCO Marketing To Residential And Small Commercial Customers
The Commission's order appears to be creating upheaval in the New York ESCO market, and it is raising concerns that its requirements may drive some ESCOs out of business.
United States
21 Mar 2016
U.S. Solar Market Continues Strong Growth In 2015
According to a report by the trade group Solar Energy Industries Association, a record 7,286 MW of solar PV was installed in the United States in 2015.
United States
18 Mar 2016
New Jersey Board Of Public Utilities Revises Incentive Program
At its December 16, 2015 meeting, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Board) issued an order approving a revised incentive program for renewable electric storage to be installed in Fiscal Year 2016, which began July 1, 2015.
United States
11 Jan 2016
FERC Sets Ginna Nuclear Facility Agreement For Hearing
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) continues to look askance at utility requests for guaranteed income streams for their generation resources.
United States
17 Apr 2015
Electricity Policy Shifts Are Gaining Momentum In New York
The purpose of the REV is to accommodate, implement and leverage technological developments within the retail electric industry.
United States
23 Mar 2015
FERC Continues Its Enforcement Of Hydropower Safety Regulations With Approval Of Stipulation And Consent Agreement
On January 15, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a stipulation and consent agreement between the FERC's Office of Enforcement (Enforcement), Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. (Erie) and Brookfield Power US Assets Management, LLC (Brookfield).
United States
22 Feb 2014
PUC Powers Expanded Under New Marcellus Shale Law
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will have expanded powers of the purse and oversight under the shale impact-fee legislation recently signed into law by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.
United States
6 Mar 2012
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission To Oversee All Natural Gas Pipelines Under Measure Headed For Legislative Approval
Thousands of natural gas lines added with the development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania cannot be overseen by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC).
United States
26 Apr 2011
DOE And Treasury Announce Availability Of $2.3 Billion In ARRA Tax Credits For Investments In Qualifying Advanced Energy Projects
On August 13, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") and the U.S. Department of the Treasury ("Treasury") announced a new program through which $2.3 billion in advanced energy project tax credits, authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the "ARRA"), will be awarded to investors in qualifying advanced energy projects.
United States
21 Aug 2009
Economy-Wide, Mandatory Federal Greenhouse Gas Monitoring And Reporting Has Arrived: Is Your Facility Required To Report?
On March 10, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) pre-published a proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring and reporting regulation that will soon appear in the "Federal Register".
United States
16 Mar 2009
Marcellus Shale: Material Drinking Water Risks?
If natural gas prices continue to fall as a result of the current economic downturn, the rush for a piece of the Marcellus Shale action may also subside.
United States
1 Dec 2008
New York Restricts Use Of Eminent Domain By Utilities, Part Of National Trend
New York has enacted new legislation to restrict the right of certain gas and gas electric corporations to exercise eminent domain within the state, joining sister states in response to the Supreme Court's Kelo decision and subsequent public outcry.
United States
26 Oct 2006
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