PURPA Rules: FERC Revisions Regarding QF Power Sales, Requirements for Utilities, QF Certification, State Authority
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide energy counsel with an in-depth analysis of FERC's recent, expansive revisions to its PURPA regulations and the appeal of that rule in the Ninth Circuit. The panel will discuss critical aspects of the revised rules to encourage the development of qualifying small power production facilities and cogeneration facilities (QFs), requirements for electric utilities, state authority for energy rates in QF power sales contracts, and modification of the "one-mile rule." The panel will also discuss changes to a utility's obligation to purchase QF output, QF certifications, and other vital provisions.
- New PURPA regulations
- Old vs. new rules
- FERC revisions
- Impact to QFs
- State authority to set QF rates
- Legally enforceable obligation to purchase QF output
- The "one-mile rule"
- QF certification
- The Ninth Circuit appeal
- Next steps and best practices for energy counsel
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the key differences between the old vs. new PURPA regulations?
- What revisions were made by FERC regarding the enforcement of the current PURPA regulations?
- What is the impact of these regulations on facilities?
- What challenges result from the rules for QFs?
- What authority has been granted to states under the revised regulations?
- How do the revised regulations restructure the "one-mile rule"?
- What is the impact on challenging QF certifications and recertifications?
Eric L. Christensen
Beveridge & Diamond
Mr. Christensen is one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading energy and natural resources attorneys. His practice... | Read More
Mr. Christensen is one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading energy and natural resources attorneys. His practice focuses on assisting both emerging energy and clean tech companies and traditional energy companies navigate the complex legal and regulatory systems governing the nation’s energy industry. With more than 27 years of experience, Mr. Christensen has successfully represented clients in complex litigation and regulatory matters, ranging from the U.S. Supreme Court to major proceedings before federal and state agencies. In addition, he has successfully guided clients through major transactions involving, for example, renewable and traditional energy facilities, complex energy and derivatives trades, brownfields redevelopment, engineering and construction services, early-stage and traditional financing, risk management, and government grants and tax incentives.Close
Scott Daniel Johnson
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Mr. Johnson's practice focuses on energy regulation and renewable energy.| Read More
Mr. Johnson's practice focuses on energy regulation and renewable energy.Close
Ryan C. Norfolk
Mr. Norfolk provides regulatory guidance on state and federal regulatory issues arising from the disposition and... | Read More
Mr. Norfolk provides regulatory guidance on state and federal regulatory issues arising from the disposition and acquisition of electric power and natural gas facilities, particularly in the context of the Federal Power Act and the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005. Additionally, he has prepared comprehensive regulatory and compliance initiatives for several Fortune 100 corporations.Close