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Energy Beneficiaries of Economic Stimulus Package

The Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 embedded in the economic stimulus legislation (H.R. 1424) that President Bush signed into law on October 3, 2008, provides nearly $17 billion in various tax credits to promote clean power generation technologies...

PJM's RPM Dodges Buyers' Bullets However Well Aimed

FERC stopped a rebellion of PJM Interconnection power buyers in a September 19 order that rejected their complaint against PJM's reliability pricing model (RPM) capacity obligation and auction. A motley crew of buyers and their representatives "” coops, state commissions...

PG&E Announces Plans to Buy 800 MW of Solar Power

One of the largest utilities in California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company ("PG&E"), has signed two contracts to purchase up to 800 MW of power from two new solar plants that will be constructed by photovoltaic (PV) systems manufacturers, OptiSolar...

Making Waves "• FERC Turns Attention to Ocean Power

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has put the spotlight on a lesser known but potentially valuable source of renewable energy by announcing an interim policy and inviting public comment on how to process preliminary permit applications for ocean energy: wave...


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