Columnists: Cheryl W. Kaften

Nevada PUC Hikes Costs for Commercial, Residential Rooftop Solar

The three-member Nevada Public Utility Commission (PUC) on December 21 voted unanimously (Dockets No. 15-07041, 15-07042) to approve higher charges on all small commercial and residential owners of solar rooftop generation units as of January 1 – in a move that industry advocates say will squelch solar development in the Silver State. Indeed, on December   …Continue Reading

Illinois Commerce Commission: Design Elements of MISO Auction Need Re-examining

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved comments on June 29, set to be filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in three separate complaint cases regarding the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s 2015-2016 Planning Resource Auction. The complaints were filed by the advocacy group Public Citizen, the Illinois Attorney General; and the Southwestern Electrical Cooperative,   …Continue Reading

CIT Provides $75M in Financing to AES Distributed Energy

A syndicate of banks led by CIT Corporate Finance – Energy, of New York City announced the closing of $75 million in financing on June 25 to an affiliate of Boulder, Colorado-based AES Distributed Energy, a developer, owner, and operator of distributed energy projects. The financing will partially fund the purchase by AES of residential   …Continue Reading