Following is a comment by Christopher Mansour, vice president of federal affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the need to maintain the pro-solar provisions of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is reviewing PURPA during a daylong conference in Washington today.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Saying it will help to spur solar deployment nationwide, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) praised a new rule approved today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that will expedite and reduce the cost of solar project interconnection, while maintaining the reliability and safety of the electric grid.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Concerned that a prolonged government shutdown could do long-term harm to the U.S. economy, SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch today issued the following statement:
SEIA filed additional comments in the FERC rulemaking which proposes changes to the Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP), docket RM13-2-000.
SEIA requests that the Commission adopt a photovoltaic-specific alternative to the "15 percent rule or screen" that applies to the "fast track" interconnection of small generation