Tag Archives: Renewable Portfolio Standard

Illinois Renewable Resources Procurement Plan Aims to Boost Renewable Energy Development

On September 29, 2017, the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) released its Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan (Plan) to implement renewable energy goals set forth in Illinois’s Future Energy Jobs Act, which went into effect on June 1. Together, the new legislation and the Plan, among other things, make significant modifications to Illinois’s renewable portfolio standard … Continue Reading

Massachusetts DOER Finalizes Rules for Solar Carve-Out Program

by William Friedman The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced that it re-filed its Solar Carve-Out Emergency Regulation without any changes, thereby finalizing the temporary regulations that had been in effect for the past three months and bringing stability to the existing Solar Carve-Out program.  The Solar Carve-Out program enables participating solar units to … Continue Reading

Massachusetts DOER Extends the Availability of Valuable Solar Carve-Out Program

by William Friedman As previewed at a recent solar stakeholder meeting, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) released its emergency regulation on June 28, 2013 to address the excess of applications for Massachusetts’ Solar Carve-Out program and to guide the program’s future.  Qualification for the program enables a solar project to sell valuable Solar … Continue Reading

Massachusetts DOER Unveils Emergency Regulation to Address Oversupply of Solar Applications

 by William Friedman At a recent solar stakeholder meeting, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) outlined its emergency regulation that will address the recent influx of applications for the Massachusetts Solar Carve-Out.  The Solar Carve-Out program, which was established in 2009, is currently capped at 400 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity.  DOER announced this … Continue Reading

In Upholding MISO Tariff, Seventh Circuit Declares In-State Renewable Preference Unconstitutional

 by Ari Peskoe Buried in a court ruling that largely upholds challenged transmission-funding provisions of the Midwestern Independent System Operator (MISO) Open Access Transmission Tariff is a single sentence that could imperil state programs promoting renewable energy.   Writing for the three judge panel, Judge Richard Posner wrote that “Michigan cannot, without violating the commerce clause … Continue Reading

Maryland Poised to Develop Offshore Wind Resources

by Benjamin B. McReynolds Promoting development of Maryland’s considerable offshore wind energy resources tops Governor Martin O’Malley’s recently announced 2012 legislative agenda. The Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2012, S.B. 237, if enacted, will tweak the state’s existing renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to require that a small percentage (no more than 2.5 percent) of generation be … Continue Reading