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Monday, Oct 05, 2020

FERC Makes Surprise Changes to PURPA, Overturning Precedent and Undermining Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. - SEIA filed a Request for Rehearing today of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Broadview Solar decision, which changes the way power production capability is measured for solar Qualifying Facilities under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

Clean Energy Sector Disappointed in FERC’s MOPR Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today largely rejected the clean energy sector’s Request for Rehearing on its order to impose a Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market. While clarifying that voluntary RECs are not considered by the Commission to be a state subsidy, FERC otherwise affirmed its December 2019 decision.

Friday, Feb 21, 2020

SEIA Statement on FERC Directing NYISO to Favor Fossil Fuels

Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO for the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to tilt the scale toward fossil fuels in New York through the “buyer side mitigation” policy, which would serve to separate everyday New Yorkers from their hard-earned money to the benefit of fossil fuel burners:

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Clean Energy Associations File Request for Rehearing of FERC’s MOPR Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, four national organizations representing the range of clean energy companies in the United States filed a request for rehearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on its order to impose a Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Solar Industry to FERC: Stay in Your Lane and Honor State Clean Energy Policies

Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) decision on PJM Interconnection’s capacity market pricing proposal: “The Commission’s decision today is bad for renewable energy, bad for states and bad for customers.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

Solar Industry Calls on FERC to Enforce PURPA, Increase Competition

Today, SEIA filed a proposal with FERC that will address longstanding concerns with monopoly utilities by enhancing competition under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018

The Future of Solar + Storage Is Here!

We’ve heard for years that integrating storage technologies with solar infrastructure can ensure around-the-clock reliability. That future may be closer than we think, particularly after two major federal developments in the last few weeks that will support the long-term investment and development of energy storage in the U.S.

Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017

Energy Industry Associations Tell FERC that DOE Proposal to Subsidize Coal, Nuclear Power Plants is Unsupported by Record, Would Throw a Costly Wrench into Electricity Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A diverse group of a dozen energy industry associations representing oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other energy technologies today submitted reply comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continuing their opposition to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing in the next step in this FERC proceeding. Action by FERC is expected by Dec. 11.

Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017

Joint Industry Reply Comments Opposing DOE Proposal

A large collection of energy industry leaders, associations and stakeholders filed joint reply comments to the Department of Energy regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) October 2, 2017 Notice Inviting Comments. You can find the full comments in the PDF below.

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