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Massachusetts provides additional policy support for net metering

USA - October 1 2012 On August 3, 2012, Massachusetts enacted SB 2395, “An Act Relative to Competitively Priced Electricity in the Commonwealth,” which changes Massachusetts’ net metering and interconnection rules....


FERC Orders $30 Million Penalty

USA - April 29 2011 FERC recently issued an order affirming the initial decision of an administrative law judge and imposing a civil penalty of $30 million on Amaranth's lead trader, Brian Hunter, for his violation of FERC's anti-manipulation rules....

Andrea J. Chambers, Andrew M. Jamieson, Ronald N. Carroll, William D. (Bill) DuFour III, Thomas McCann Mullooly.


California action on renewable energy plans approves use of economic curtailment

USA - April 29 2011 The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved plans by the investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in that state to include economic curtailment provisions in standard form contracts used for renewable energy purchases....

Andrea J. Chambers, Andrew M. Jamieson, Ronald N. Carroll, William D. (Bill) DuFour III, Thomas McCann Mullooly.


FERC NOPRs include expanded reporting requirements for non-public utilities

USA - April 29 2011 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that are designed to enhance electricity market transparency and improve FERC's ability to monitor wholesale electricity markets for market power and manipulation....

Andrea J. Chambers, Andrew M. Jamieson, Ronald N. Carroll, William D. (Bill) DuFour III, Thomas McCann Mullooly.


Insuring renewable energy projects

USA - March 21 2011 Increased Governmental Financing Options in the Face of Strict Lending Requirements Opens a New Insurance MarketOver the past decade federal, state, and local governments have made available (and continue to make available) billions of dollars of funding for solar photovoltaic and other renewable energy projects (Solar PV Projects) across the nation....

Benjamin P. (Ben) Sykes, Jeffery R. Atkin, Ethan D. Lenz.