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September 24, 2019

FERC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise PURPA Regulations for Qualifying Facility Rates and Requirements

On September 19, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to revise its regulations implementing sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) for qualifying small power production facilities and qualifying cogeneration facilities (collectively, Qualifying Facilities or QFs).On September 19, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to revise its regulations implementing sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) for qualifying small power production facilities and qualifying cogeneration facilities (collectively, Qualifying Facilities or QFs).
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June 14, 2019

Wright & Talisman Participates in 29th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run, and Fun Walk

Washington, D.C. – On June 8, 2019, the Wright & Talisman, P.C. team participated in the 29th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run, and Fun Walk, joining more than 5,500 participants in raising over $1 million to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA)
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May 17, 2019

FERC Affirms and Clarifies Its Final Rule on Electric Storage Participation in Wholesale Markets

On May 16, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission”) issued an order on rehearing of its February 2018 final rule on Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators, which amended the Commission’s
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  • September 24, 2019
    FERC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise PURPA Regulations for Qualifying Facility Rates and Requirements
  • June 14, 2019
    Wright & Talisman Participates in 29th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run, and Fun Walk
  • May 17, 2019
    FERC Affirms and Clarifies Its Final Rule on Electric Storage Participation in Wholesale Markets
  • April 26, 2019
    Wright & Talisman Ranked Among America's Leading Law Firms by Chambers USA 2019
  • March 22, 2019
    FERC Seeks Comments on Transmission Rate Incentives Policy
  • March 22, 2019
    FERC Seeks Comments on Return on Equity Policy for Regulated Utilities
  • February 22, 2019
    FERC Modifies Rules for Authorization of Electric Utility Mergers and Acquisitions
  • November 16, 2018
    FERC Proposes Transmission Rate Changes to Address Accumulated Deferred Income Taxes
  • November 16, 2018
    FERC Applies New ROE Framework to Additional Complaint Cases; Signals a Generic Proceeding to Examine ROE and Incentives
  • October 18, 2018
    FERC's Modifications to Electric Return on Equity May Have Implications for Pipelines
On September 19, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to revise its regulations implementing sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) for qualifying small power production facilities and qualifying cogeneration facilities (collectively, Qualifying Facilities or QFs).On September 19, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to revise its regulations implementing sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) for qualifying small power production facilities and qualifying cogeneration facilities (collectively, Qualifying Facilities or QFs).
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Washington, D.C. – On June 8, 2019, the Wright & Talisman, P.C. team participated in the 29th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run, and Fun Walk, joining more than 5,500 participants in raising over $1 million to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA)
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On May 16, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission”) issued an order on rehearing of its February 2018 final rule on Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators, which amended the Commission’s
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Washington, D.C. – Wright & Talisman, P.C. has once again been ranked as one of America's leading law firms in the area of energy law by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
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On March 21, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) seeking comments on possible improvements to its electric transmission rate incentives policies adopted pursuant to section 219 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), which FERC implemented in 2006 through the issuance of Order No. 679. FPA section 219 requires FERC to offer a variety of transmission rate incentives to incent transmission development to ensure electric reliability and reduce the cost of delivered power by reducing congestion.
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On March 21, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) seeking comments regarding whether and, if so, how FERC should revise its policies on determining the base return on equity (ROE) used in setting rates charged by jurisdictional public utilities. FERC also seeks comment on, among other things, whether FERC should change its ROE policies
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On February 21, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final rule adopting changes to its regulations for the authorization of public utility mergers and acquisitions under section 203 of the Federal Power Act (FPA).  FERC issued this new rule to bring its regulations in line with recent action by Congress to amend FPA
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On November 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to require all utilities with FERC-jurisdictional transmission rates to revise those rates to account for changes caused by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. FERC states the reforms it proposes are intended to ensure that utilities' transmission rates are just and reasonable following enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and meet FERC's tax normalization requirements. The NOPR focuses on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's impact on the accumulated deferred income tax (ADIT) liabilities and assets that are on regulated utilities' books as a result of tax normalization.
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On November 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued two orders addressing ongoing complaint proceedings involving the base rate of return on equity (ROE) of public utilities.  One order addresses two pending complaints challenging the MISO Transmission Owners’ base ROE (MISO Order)
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On October 16, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order in the Coakley v. Bangor Hydro-Electric Company proceeding that could have important implications for determinations of FERC-regulated pipelines' rates of return on equity (ROEs) in pending and future rate proceedings.
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