At the beginning of its open monthly meeting on May 17, 2018, FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre indicated that the Commission would “reenergize” its review of PURPA- the 1978 law that has taken on heightened importance in recent years as it has spurred development of renewable energy resources, particularly in regulated jurisdictions.  FERC held a technical conference on possible PURPA reforms in 2016, including reforms to the “one-mile rule”, which many utilities have argued has been abused by renewable energy developers.  That being said, no timeline was announced for this review, although upcoming FERC action on this topic is expected to be closely followed by many interested parties, including utilities and renewable energy developers.