12/09/2019 - Ari Peskoe

FERC’s proposed PURPA changes spark fierce debate over rates for renewables

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Meanwhile, comments submitted by Harvard University’s Electricity Law Initiative argued that the NOPR “pays lip service” to PURPA’s requirement that the commission issue rules it “determines necessary to encourage” the development of QFs. “The commission suggests that in response to industry changes it may divorce the statute from its plain meaning and issue rules that will restrain QF growth,” Harvard said. “But Congress’s mandate to the commission is not contingent on industry conditions and does not expire.” (FERC docket RM19-15)

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