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FERC Reverses Course on Capacity Calculations for Qualifying Facilities

Thursday, Mar 18 2021

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Gizelle Wray, director of regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) decision on Broadview and its impact on the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA)

“We commend FERC’s decision to reverse the September 2020 Broadview order, which upended the 40-year precedent FERC used to measure capacity for PURPA facilities. This is good news for solar + storage facilities across the United States and will ultimately make sure that independent power producers are fairly evaluated when it comes to calculating their capacity and the value they bring to the grid. We are grateful to the Commission for reinstating this policy.”    

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About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is a national trade association building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

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Jen Bristol, SEIA's Director of Communications, jbristol@seia.org (202) 556-2886

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