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Corporate Procurement of Renewable Energy

On May 10, 2018, Partner Jessica Adkins and Associate Paul McBride gave the following presentation at the May luncheon for the Houston chapter of the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA). Their presentation focused on corporate purchasers as the driving force for the development of new renewable energy projects and key offtake structures available to generators when working with these corporate counterparties.

Doubling Down on Bid Compliance

On May 8, 2018, Senior Counsel Simon Stevens gave the following presentation at the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s (MESIA) Solar Industry Briefing & Networking event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His presentation examines a case study for bid compliance within Saudi Arabia.

Holmstead Testimony on NSR Reform

 On February 14, Environmental Strategies Partner Jeff Holmstead testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the need to reform EPA’s New Source Review (NSR) program. As the former head of EPA’s Air Office, Holmstead argues that thoughtful reform can preserve the benefits of the NSR program while substantially reducing the burden that it imposes on U.S. industry. 

Petition Requests FERC Clarify State Treatment of Battery Storage QFs Under PURPA

In a December 14, 2017 filing (“Petition”), [i] developers of several battery storage projects in southern Idaho (“Franklin Storage Facilities”) seek a declaratory order and enforcement action from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) against the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (“Idaho PUC”) pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (“PURPA”)...