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[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="314" class="zemanta-img"] (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) recently authorized Apple to sell electricity in wholesale markets by approving the company’s request for “market-based rate authority.” FERC’s approval means that Apple will be able to sell excess power generated at...

On July 1, 2016, a 2-1 majority of the SCC rejected a legal challenge to SB 1349, the so-called “electric rate freeze law,” which prevents the Commission from reducing the base rates of Dominion Virginia Power (“Dominion”) and Appalachian Power Company (“APCo”) until 2023 and...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="173" class="zemanta-img"] Virginia Governor McAuliffe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] On June 28, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an Executive Order intended to significantly reduce carbon emissions from Virginia’s power plants and to combat the effects of climate change in the Commonwealth. Executive Order No.57...

Commission Sets date for hearing on reasonableness of new renewable energy tariff proposal On April 28, 2016, Appalachian Power Company filed an application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission asking for approval of a voluntary tariff that the Company says would allow customers to purchase “electric energy...

Brian Greene co-managing member of the firm, spoke on the “response panel” at the Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative Working Group Meeting. Brian’s panel responded to presentations made by an earlier panel involving rate design issues and retail price integration. Entitled "Retail Rate Design for Default...

The proposed regulations for Maryland's Community Solar Pilot Program were published in the Maryland Register on April 29, 2016.  Here is a link to the Community Solar Pilot Program rules as published. Under the proposed rules, customers that subscribe to a community solar energy generating...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="284" class="zemanta-img"] The Supreme Court of Virginia Building, adjacent to Capitol Square in Richmond, Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] A group of industrial customers of Dominion Virginia Power (“Dominion”) recently asked the Supreme Court of Virginia to strike a controversial portion of the Virginia...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="205" class="zemanta-img"] The Massachusetts State-house in Boston, Massachusetts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] This week, the Massachusetts legislature reached an end to the solar impasse that existed in the Commonwealth, when the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate struck a deal regarding the net...