On June 20, 2013, FERC issued an order denying requests for rehearing (“Order Denying Rehearing”) of its September 20, 2012 Order (“September 20 Order”) regarding Idaho Power Company’s (“Idaho Power”) proposal to curtail purchases from Qualifying Facilities (“QFs”) that met certain characteristics. On rehearing, FERC reiterated that if Idaho Power’s proposal were to be approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (“Idaho PUC”), it would be inconsistent with the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 and FERC’s regulations. (See September 23, 2012 edition of the WER.) [Read more →]