June 24, 2024

Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA)

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Policymakers Chart FERC’s History of Opening the Grid for Competition
FERC has worked to restructure the power industry for nearly three decades, and is poised to take another major step forward on that front with the transmission rule next month, panelists said on a Americans for a Clean Energy Grid webinar.
Sun Valley Solar Solutions
FERC Rejects PURPA Petition in Arizona Solar Case
FERC declined to act on a petition that accused the Salt River Project of violating PURPA with rates that discriminate against customers with rooftop solar.
Sun Valley Solar Systems
Petition Seeks PURPA Protections for Rooftop Solar
Solar advocates petitioned FERC to take enforcement action against SRP for setting rates that allegedly discriminate against customers with rooftop solar.
9th Circuit Upholds FERC’s Revisions to PURPA Regulations
A federal appeals court rejected a challenge to FERC’s 2020 revisions to how it enforces the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act.
AES, FirstEnergy Ask to End PPA for Warrior Run Coal Plant
AES and FirstEnergy asked the Maryland PSC to close the Warrior Run coal plant early, which would save consumers money while furthering climate change goals.
NC Utilities Commission Approves New Net-metering Rules for Duke
The North Carolina Utilities Commission largely approved Duke Energy’s proposal to update its net energy metering rules for residential rooftop solar customers.
Broad Reach Power
DC Circuit Upholds FERC on Montana PURPA Project
The D.C. Circuit upheld FERC's ruling certifying a Montana solar and storage project as a qualifying facility although it exceeded PURPA's 80-MW limit.
Santee Cooper
FERC’s Republicans Irked by Declarations in PURPA Complaint
FERC's Republican commissioners dissented in an otherwise typical PURPA order, criticizing the majority for making “unnecessary” declarations on the case.
FERC Rules in Three SPP Disputes
FERC ruled in three SPP dockets involving Tenaska, NorthWestern Energy and Nebraska Public Power District and Tri-State Generation and Transmission.
Pine Gate Renewables
NC Compromise Energy Bill Passes Senate, Heads Back to House
A bill in the North Carolina legislature would authorize the Utilities Commission to “take all reasonable steps” to achieve a 70% reduction in carbon.

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