On May 17, 2013, SEIA submitted comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
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On April 15, 2013, SEIA submitted comments to the House Ways and Means Committee's Energy Tax Reform Working Group.
RE: D.P.U. No. 12‐120
Investigation by the Department of Public Utilities on its own motion regarding the service quality guidelines established in Service Quality Standards for Electric Distribution Companies
and Local Gas Distribution Companies, D.T.E. 99‐84 (2001) and amended in Service Quality Standards for Electric Distribution Companies and Local Gas Distribution Companies, D.T.E. 04‐
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) hereby responds to the notice issued on November 26, 2012, by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU), requesting comments no later than December 7, 2012, on the Distributed Generation (DG) Interconnection Working Group Report submitted to the DPU on September 14, 2012, and related proposed tariff language to implement Report recommendations filed with the DPU on October 31, 2012.
SEIA's Comments regarding New Jersey's Solar Energy Advancement And Fair Competition Act (SEAFCA) were submitted on November 23, 2012.
In September 2012 SEIA submitted joint comments to the FHFA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on PACE programs. Click the pdf to read more.
SEIA has been working with various stakeholder organizations and the Department of Interior to refine the programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) for solar energy project development on public lands.
SEIA filed with FERC on Final Rule on Integration of Variable Energy Resources in FERC Docket No. RM10-11
In March 2012, SEIA submitted comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs.
On June 15, 2012, SEIA filed comments in PUCT Project No. 40268 addressing ERCOT's long-term resource adequacy issues. SEIA explained that solar is an ideal resource to meet Texas's growing electricity needs because it has a high effective peak capacity value, is quick to market, can be located in a geographically targeted manner, is highly modular and scalable, uses little to no water, and has minimal operating and maintenance costs and no fuel costs. SEIA also requested new pricing mechanisms for solar generation to better monetize solar's unique reliability services and the investor risk mitigation it provides.