Renewable Projects Must Keep Up With FERC Filings

Law360 (August 12, 2019, 2:05 PM EDT) -- Recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission orders remind industry participants that even small renewable energy projects create the potential for regulatory challenges, particularly if required notices and/or rate schedules are not submitted to FERC on a timely basis.

For example, the owners of solar and wind generation facilities that qualify as small power production qualifying facilities, or QFs, pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, or PURPA, can be subject to refund obligations and possible civil penalties if they do not confirm the applicability or continued applicability of regulatory exemptions — or, if required, file a market-based rate schedule...

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