Operators of the Western EIM are working on two large and complicated issues for the expanding regional market: whether increasing levels of "wheel-throughs" should be compensated, and how to mitigate market power that could be exercised during times of tight supply.
California’s grid operator is seeking federal approval of new market rules meant to address a bidding problem for Northwest hydro resources in the Western EIM, but is facing some resistance from state regulators.
The Montana PSC went against two recent state court decisions in its Aug. 12 order setting terms of a power purchase agreement between NorthWestern Energy and two wind farm QFs. The commission contended in its decision that the court rulings did not create generally binding principles, but r…
A Montana District Court judge has ruled that NorthWestern Energy did not comply with a state mandate to purchase energy from small, locally owned renewable energy projects.
An Oregon Supreme Court ruling has invalidated new energy project siting rules aimed at expediting permitting, putting two previously approved projects in jeopardy.
California’s treatment of “qualifying facilities” within a program meant to spur renewables development violates federal law, a U.S. appeals court ruled.
Avista has requested a 1.7 percent, $4.2 million electric revenue increase in Idaho for a power cost adjustment and BPA’s Residential Exchange Program benefit, and a 9.8 percent, $8.3 million revenue increase in Oregon for several annual natural gas adjustments.
A Washington state appeals court on July 9 said Kittitas County commissioners took “too narrow a view” when they rejected a 4.5 MW solar project for being inconsistent with the state’s Growth Management Act, and sent it back to them for further consideration.
The Washington UTC will host a stakeholder workshop July 30 to start work implementing investor-owned utility rules for the Clean Energy Transformation Act passed by the Legislature earlier this year.
FERC on July 10 issued a “Notice of Probable Termination” for Okanogan County PUD’s Enloe hydroelectric license, after the utility failed to start construction needed to to electrify Enloe Dam by a July 9, 2019, deadline
Solar developer MTSUN never had a shot when it took a contract dispute with NorthWestern Energy to the Montana PSC, says a Montana district court judge.