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  • FERC, States Consider Changes to PURPA

    Jun 01, 2018 12:17 PM

    Rapid reductions in the cost of solar and wind energy have fueled renewed interest in recent years in the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). In fact, over the past few years, EQ Research has tracked through its Policy Vista database more than a dozen FERC proceedings and more than 180 state regulatory proceedings impacting PURPA implementation – and that’s excluding routine utility tariff filings and more generalized interconnection proceedings.

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  • Battery Energy Storage on Verge of Competing with Natural Gas, but Questions Remain

    Jun 01, 2018 12:13 PM

    The degree to which energy storage can compete economically with natural gas peaking plants is still being determined, but better price signals are needed to incentivize the most cost-effective reliability solutions regardless of technology, experts and analysts said Monday. As lithium-ion battery prices come down and battery energy storage systems become more prevalent, some are beginning to question whether energy storage could be a cheaper, more efficient option for managing power grids than ​

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  • How Solar Panels on a Church Rooftop Broke the Law in N.C.

    May 29, 2018 04:05 PM

    A North Carolina environmental group that tried to challenge the state's utility monopoly by installing solar panels on the roof of a predominantly African-American church and selling the church cheap, clean power has lost its appeal to the state's highest court. Advocates say they are disappointed in the ruling, but they aren't giving up the fight to lift restrictions on clean energy.

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  • Regulators Reject Dominion's Renewable Energy Proposal

    State regulators are rejecting Dominion Energy's plan to offer 100 percent renewable energy plans to its big customers, saying the electric monopoly's proposal isn't fair or reasonable.

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