Author Archives: Amber Martin

Michigan Passes Sweeping Reforms to Statewide Energy Policy

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law two bills to implement sweeping reforms to Michigan’s energy policy.  Senate Bill Nos. 437 and 438, now Public Act Nos. 341 and 342, respectively, overhaul Michigan electric utilities’ … Continue reading

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First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Commences Commercial Operations

Deepwater Wind announced on Monday, December 12, 2016, that its Block Island Wind Farm has officially commenced commercial operations.  The 30 MW, five-turbine project is located off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, and ties into the New England … Continue reading

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Handful of States Seek Review of EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule in Wisconsin v. EPA

Five states last week filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit seeking review of EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS (CSAPR).  The CSAPR sets new nitrogen oxide … Continue reading

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NARUC Releases Distributed Energy Resources Manual

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners last week released its Distributed Energy Resources Rate Design and Compensation manual.  The manual, recently finalized after a year-long development process, is intended to assist states in understanding and managing challenges associated with … Continue reading

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New York Looks to Encourage Increased Deployment of Distributed Energy Resources

A newly released staff report from the New York State Department of Public Service (NYDPS) proposes to increase the penetration of solar, wind, battery storage, and other consumer-driven technologies in New York through efforts to better quantify the value these … Continue reading

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