Blogs

Dominion Virgina Power has appealed a recent Virginia State Corporation Commission (Commission/SCC) decision in the renewable energy case to the Virginia Supreme Court. As we discussed in detail here, renewable generation suppliers recently won a major victory at the SCC. On April 26, 2017, Direct Energy...

McAuliffe's Directive Requires State Regulation of Carbon Emissions from Power Plants On May 16, 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive action directing the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) to draft a regulation restricting the emission of carbon dioxide from electric generating facilities. Executive...

On May 11th, the Maryland Public Service Commission approved two offshore wind projects, totaling 380 megawatts of wind capacity. Development of these offshore wind facilities is expected to create almost 9,700 new jobs. In the introduction to the order approving the projects, the Commission explains...

Eric Wallace explains what's driving the increase in interest and use for community solar energy generating facilities in mid-Atlantic jurisdictions such as Maryland and the District of Columbia. For more information about community solar projects and regulation, contact Eric or any of our mid-Atlantic energy...

GreeneHurlocker attorney Eric Hurlocker was among the invited guests attending the clean energy bill signing ceremony at the Governor's mansion this morning. Governor McAuliffe signed eleven pieces of legislation passed by the 2017 General Assembly that will help promote further development of renewable energy in Virginia. The...

Dominion loses on legal claim intended to discourage renewable energy sales by competitive suppliers in Virginia On April 26, 2017, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (“Commission”) entered an order that gives greater regulatory certainty to competitive electric service providers wishing to sell electricity to large...

[caption id="attachment_882" align="alignright" width="300"] Detail of windmills on wind-farm wind farm with mountains and clouds[/caption] Appalachian Power Company (“APCo”), which provides electric service in western Virginia and southern West Virginia, has received regulatory approval in Virginia and West Virginia to add approximately 120 MW of wind...

The Maryland Public Service Commission’s Public Conference 44 proceeding is now well underway. The purpose of this proceeding is for the Commission to seek input on the best ways to transform Maryland’s electric distribution system, advancing customer-centered, affordable, reliable, and environmentally-sustainable electric service. Stakeholder workgroups...

Results in Benefits for Competitive Suppliers On March 17, 2017, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (“Commission”) entered a final order on a rate increase application filed last year by Columbia Gas of Virginia (“Columbia”). The Commission approved a comprehensive settlement (“Stipulation”) agreed to by Columbia, the...