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, 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
Troutman Sanders is pleased to offer our clients and friends a 15% discount on registration for
2014 Annual Transmission Summit
March 12-14, 2014
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
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March 5, 2014 Comments Off
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
John 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“.
February 24, 2014 Comments Off