Tag Archives: Renewables

FERC Gives Increasing Attention to Distributed Energy Resources

A number of recent FERC actions highlight the Commission’s growing focus on distributed energy resources (DERs).  Although there is no standard definition of DERs, the term generally refers to small resources that are located on the distribution system (typically below … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i PUC Directed to Modify Rate Structure and Decouple Utility Revenues from Capital Investments

Earlier this week the Hawai‘i Governor David Ige signed into law the Hawai‘i Ratepayer Protection Act, SB 2939 SD 2, requiring the Hawai‘i Public Utility Commission (“PUC”) to develop a performance based regulation model that will “break the direct link … Continue reading

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2018 State of the Electric Utility Report Predicts Continued Growth in Renewables and Distributed Energy Resources; Cites Regulatory Uncertainty and Cybersecurity as Continuing Challenges

Last month, Utility Dive released its 2018 State of the Electric Utility Report, a summary of the outlook of electric utility professionals in the United States and Canada.  Using responses from a survey administered to around 700 electric utility employees, … Continue reading

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FERC Approves ISO-New England’s Competitive Auction with Sponsored Policy Resources

Last Friday, FERC issued a divided opinion approving ISO-New England’s (ISO-NE) proposed Competitive Auction with Sponsored Policy Resources (CASPR).  CASPR is ISO-NE’s effort to better accommodate recent actions taken by states, outside of the wholesale markets, to promote new, preferred … Continue reading

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White House Releases Proposed Budget and Infrastructure Framework

Both the President’s proposed budget and the Trump Administration’s long-awaited infrastructure plan recommend significant changes to the role the federal government plays in the energy sector.  The President’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes substantial cuts to both … Continue reading

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