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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, Aug 21, 2018

SEIA Raises Doubts About Trump Administration's Proposed Climate Rule

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association on the Trump administration's proposal to revise the Clean Power Plan:

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Solar Industry Tells CPUC It Has Major Concerns with Southern California Edison’s Proposed Investments

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar filed testimony with the California Public Utilities Commission on Southern California Edison’s grid modernization proposal and issued the following statements. CPUC is weighing SCE’s grid plan which is part of its general rate case proposal filed last fall. The Commission is scheduled to hold public hearings on the rate case next week. The solar industry and advocates released the following statements:

Thursday, Mar 03, 2016

SEIA Forms New Committee Dedicated to PV Mounting System Manufacturers

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced the formation of the PV Mounting System Manufacturers Committee (MSMC). This committee will work with other SEIA members to ensure the industry is working together to advance solar products, services and policies. It will bring together manufacturers of the components that literally hold the solar industry together.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

RAPID Solar Toolkit

Working on solar project is a multiyear venture that requires following regulations and gathering permits during each phase of the project. Search below for information overviews on specific topics to discover some of the regulatory nuances for particular jurisdictions. To help navigate the regulatory process and point you toward specific actions and permits, review the detailed flowcharts provided in the flowchart library.

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