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California: Planning its Offshore Wind Future

USA - October 4 2021 California is jumpstarting its planning for offshore wind. Under newly enacted legislation, Assembly Bill No. 525 (“AB 525”), California agencies are…

Department of Interior Revokes Migratory Bird Treaty Act Rule

USA - September 30 2021 In an action that will take effect December 3, 2021, the Department of Interior has revoked the 2021 Migratory Bird Treaty Act Rule which defined the…

Public Interest? Federal Court Questions USACE Review of Need for Hospital

USA - September 16 2021 On September 9, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in a case…

FERC Announces Members and Establishes First Meeting for Joint Federal-State Transmission Task Force

USA - September 2 2021 On August 30, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an order advancing its efforts on the Joint Federal-State Task Force on…

FERC Launches Sweeping Effort to Gather Input on - and Potentially Overhaul - its Transmission Planning, Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection Rules

USA - July 19 2021 On July 15, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANOPR”)…

FERC Endeavors to Encourage Transmission Development in Coordination With States

USA - June 28 2021 At the June 17, 2021 Open Meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued a policy statement and an order…

FERC Staff Issues White Paper on Hybrid Resources; Seeks Industry Input

USA - June 1 2021 On May 26, 2021, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) staff issued a White Paper regarding the current status and use of hybrid resources -…

Guarding the Grid: DOE Releases 100-Day Cybersecurity Pilot Program

USA - April 21 2021 The February 2021 hack into Oldsmar, Florida’s water treatment system is a frightening reminder that critical infrastructure systems can be…

FERC Issues Carbon Pricing Policy

USA - April 19 2021 On April 15, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued its much anticipated policy statement on carbon pricing…

FERC Reverses Broadview on Rehearing; Reinstates Focus on Output in Evaluating 80 MW Cap for QFs

USA - March 24 2021 On March 19, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued an Order Addressing Arguments Raised on Rehearing and…