FERC Proposal Would Shake Up Renewable Energy Pricing
Law360 (October 8, 2019, 1:54 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 19, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking in FERC Docket Nos. RM-19-15-000 and AD16-16-000, recommending substantial modifications to its regulations concerning the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, or PURPA.
The NOPR proposes extensive changes to critical components of the PURPA framework, including the qualifying facility, or QF, rate calculation, the one-mile rule and the QF purchase mandate. If adopted, those changes could significantly affect the ability of QFs to require electric utilities to purchase their output — and the price that utilities will have pay for that output.
In general, the proposals...
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