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Virginia Enacts Suite of Clean Energy Legislation

On May 8, 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed eleven energy-related bills at a ceremonial event.  The Governor’s office released a press release describing the legislation as “promot[ing] the use of solar and other renewable energy options and aim[ing] to … Continue reading

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GAO Reports on Residential Generation and Storage

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its report, Status of Residential Deployment of Solar and Other Technologies and Potential Benefits and Challenges.  The report considers innovations that have allowed the new and increased availability of such technologies, as deployed … Continue reading

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U.S. and Canada Coordinate on Grid Security; FERC Releases Reliability Primer

Two noteworthy documents addressing grid security and reliability came out earlier this month.  The United States and Canada announced the Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy (Joint Strategy), which outlines the two countries’ goals and plans to … Continue reading

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FERC Issues Proposed Rule on Electric Storage Resources and DER Aggregations

At the open meeting held on November 17, 2016, FERC announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators. The proposed rule aims to address concerns about barriers … 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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