Blogs

We are excited to announce that our client, Virginia Solar, a Virginia-based solar developer, sold four solar projects, each located in the Commonwealth, on November 21, 2016 to an affiliate of Dominion Resources, Inc. The four solar projects, located in New Kent, Buckingham, Sussex and Powhatan counties, will...

In September, 2016, the Maryland Public Service Commission issued a Notice of Public Conference (Notice), initiating a “targeted” review of Maryland’s electric distribution systems to ensure that they are customer-centered, affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable. The proceeding builds on recent technical conferences involving barriers to...

The Delaware Commission on November 1, 2016, approved for publication and comment new consumer protection rules that largely resemble the rules that were published in October and which we blogged about here.  We expect the newly-approved rules to appear in the December 1, 2016 Delaware...

Charlottesville Tomorrow has a nice piece on Riverbend Development’s plans to install a sizable solar panel array on one of its properties in the town. This follows on an installation earlier this year by the company on Starr Hill Brewery, nearby in Crozet, Virginia. As we noted...

Dominion Power reports that three solar-energy projects will become operational by the end of 2016. These are expected to deliver 56 megawatts at peak power to the regional grid. Details are on Virginia Business's website. Dominion’s projects are Woodland Solar in Isle of Wight County, Whitehouse...

We're excited about the upcoming NC Sustainable Energy Association’s 8th annual Making Energy Work conference on October 3 - 4. I'll again be joining clean energy stakeholders from around the country in Raleigh at the Marriott Crabtree Valley to explore the economic opportunities, market trends, and social factors that are...

[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...