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Opinion Letter Issued by FERC General Counsel Claiming QF Status

On March 5, 2014, FERC’s Acting General Counsel David Morenoff issued an opinion letter addressing the requirements for claiming qualifying facility (“QF”) status in response to a request made on behalf of NRG Power Midwest, LP. In the letter, Morenoff concluded that: (1) the owner or operator of a facility could not claim QF status unless it filed a notice of self-certification and FERC granted its application for certification, or FERC granted a waiver of the requirement that the QF make a notice filing; (2) actual or constructive notice of facility characteristics outside of the certification process does not confer QF status; and (3) the notice of self-certification is prospective from the date of filing unless FERC grants retroactive application via a declaratory order. [Read more →]

March 18, 2014   Comments Off

Brian Harms pens Energy Storage article in North American Clean Energy Magazine

Brian Harms, Energy Partner in Troutman Sanders’ Atlanta office, has written an article entitled, “Energy Storage in the Spotlight, Finally a chance to shine” in the March/April issue of North American Clean Energy. The article discusses the potential for energy storage to become a more integral part of energy policy because of recent mandates and enhancements at the state and federal regulatory levels.

To read the full article, click here and go to page 8.

March 17, 2014   Comments Off

Register Now to Receive a 15% Discount for the 2014 Annual Transmission Summit (Mar. 12-14)

Troutman Sanders is pleased to offer our clients and friends a 15% discount on registration for

2014 Annual Transmission Summit
March 12-14, 2014
Washington, D.C.

About the Conference
Infocast’s 2014 Annual Transmission Summit will bring policy-makers together with  senior executives to discuss how to transform their companies to seize the business  opportunities in a changing power industry.

Join TS Energy Partner, Amie Colby, as she moderates the ”The Emergence of Microgrids—Implications for Transmission” panel at 1:30 p.m. during the Executive Forum on Wednesday, March 12. Later, Of Counsel Energy attorney Bonnie Suchman will be a panelist for the “Investing in System Resiliency and Hardening” session on Friday, March 14 at 11:30 a.m.

Almas Temple Club
1315 K Street
Washington, D.C. 20005

To register with the Troutman Sanders 15% discount, please use the code 141528.

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March 5, 2014   Comments Off

D.C. Circuit Remands FERC Gas Storage Order on Cost Causation Pricing

On February 21, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) vacated and remanded a FERC gas storage order for failure to offer a reasoned basis for its decision. The D.C. Circuit held that FERC acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it ordered that new natural gas storage customers pay for replenishing base gas via incremental rates, rather than spreading the costs amongst all customers through rolled-in rates. [Read more →]

March 3, 2014   Comments Off

TS Partner, John Leonti, named to Law360 Project Finance Editorial Advisory Board

leonti.johnHRJohn Leonti, Partner in Troutman Sanders’ Orange County and New York offices, has been named to Law360′s 2014 Project Finance Editorial Advisory Board. John will work with other law firm attorneys to “get feedback on Law360′s coverage and to gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape future coverage“.

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February 24, 2014   Comments Off