FERC Squelches MPSC Decision to Stop Guaranteeing Small-Scale Solar Rates

Montana’s Public Service Commission (PSC) was wrong to pull the plug on guaranteed rates for small solar projects (Docket No. EL16-117-000) in Big Sky Country earlier this year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruled on December 15, according to a report by the Billings Gazette.

FERC Rules Against Tri-State Fee on Local Renewable Power

In a unanimous decision (Docket No. EL16-39-000) issued June 16, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) struck down a fee imposed by Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association on its wholesale electric customers – among them, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) – when purchase up to 5 percent of their power from other energy from other local qualifying facilities that generate renewable energy (such as solar or wind capacity).

Coalition Calls on FERC to Create Office of Public Participation

A diverse coalition of more than 30 consumer, environmental, and low-income assistance organizations petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on March 7, demanding that the energy regulator create a level playing field for utility ratepayers by founding and funding an Office of Public Participation … Read more…

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