Recent News

August 01, 2008

On July 31, 2008, the Oregon Public Utilities Commission issued an order (Docket DR 40) granting net metering rights to third party owners of small distributed generators which are located on utility customer premises and are eligible for net metering

July 31, 2008

On July 29, 2008, the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission issued an order (Case 07-00422-UT) which finalizes the state’s interconnection rules for small distributed generation. The order includes separate rules for generators sized 10 MW or less (see Exhibit 1-A

July 29, 2008

On July 23, 2008, the staff of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission issued its second set of proposed rules (see Docket 06-653-EL, Order dated 7/23/08) to implement S.B. 221, Ohio’s new comprehensive energy legislation. Comments on these proposed rules are

July 29, 2008

On June 13, 2008, the board of the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), the largest utility in Nebraska, approved the adoption of a modified net metering standard, as recommended by NPPD management. Key points: NPPD will make net metering available

July 29, 2008

On March 4, 2008, the PSC issued an order ratifying its new IC/NM rule (Docket 070674-EI). (See April 2008 Connecting to the Grid for details.) The state’s four investor-owned utilities filed their tariffs to comply with this ruling (see Dockets

July 29, 2008

On July 25, 2008, the staff of the Florida Public Service Commission held a technical meeting to discuss the development of a renewable portfolio standard, as required by HB 7135, discussed below. This matter is currently undocketed. On July 11,

July 29, 2008

One of the agenda items for the July 29, 2008 regular open meeting of the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission was the issuance of a final order on the state’s proposed IC/NM rules (particularly for generators of 10 MW or

July 29, 2008

On July 14, 2008, the California Public Utilities Commission released its Draft Strategic Plan for Energy Efficiency. On-site distributed generation is mentioned in this report as a component of the goal to deliver zero net energy to new homes and

July 29, 2008

On July 16, 2008, PSEG announced that it is now offering residential customers access to its innovative solar loan program. This program, which can accommodate about 900 residential customers for a total of 6 MW of solar generation, is one

July 29, 2008

On July 15, 2008, Exelon Corporation announced a carbon-reduction strategy entitled, “Exelon 2020: A Low-Carbon Roadmap.” which could set a new benchmark for environmental action by a major U.S. utility. This plan sets a goal of reducing, offsetting, or displacing

 

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