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Proposed PURPA Changes Blunt Competition, Harm Customers

Thursday, Sep 19 2019

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Following is a statement from SEIA's vice president of regulatory affairs, Katherine Gensler, on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) proposed changes to its PURPA implementation rules:

“Rather than focusing on PURPA’s goal of ensuring competition, this proposal would have the effect of dampening competition and allowing utilities to strengthen their monopoly status, to the detriment of customers. We were encouraged that SEIA’s proposal gained recognition for the balance it offered. However, the proposed rule is a move away from competition and we hope FERC rethinks the most harmful portions of this proposal. We will continue to push for PURPA reforms that increase competition, transparency, and enforcement.”

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About SEIA®: 

Celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2019, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 242,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

 

Media Contact: 

Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, mlyons@seia.org (202) 556-2872

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