Federal Energy Regulatory Commission PURPA Reform Initiatives/Petitions on Qualified Facilities (QF) Issues
Tuesday, September 10, 12:45 – 3:30 PM MST
The FERC is expected to consider reforms to its implementation of PURPA. Utilities, state regulators, and developers have all called for various reforms to PURPA and its implementing regulations. Utilities have asserted that the development of competitive wholesale markets and cost declines in renewable generation technologies make PURPA’s mandate outdated. Developers, argue that aspects of PURPA have yet to be fully implemented by many states, and mandatory purchase obligation is necessary in many regions. This session will discuss possible PURPA reform initiatives, and whether PURPA can be better aligned with other state and federal policies. Topics include:
- Is PURPA still a driver of renewable energy?
- Taking a holistic view PURPA rules and regulations
- What changes should be considered to improve PURPA policies?
- Opportunities to reform PURPA as it relates to the interconnection of qualifying facilities
How to Modernize PURPA
Tuesday, September 10, 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST
In this panel discussion, a group of experts will bring to bear their years of experience to weigh the opportunities and constraints associated with PURPA — why it may be obsolete and what kind of changes need to take place to modernize PURPA for today’s world.
Speaker: Paul DeCotis, Senior Director, Energy and Utility Practice
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
EUCI Office Building Conference Center
4601 DTC Blvd, B-100
Denver CO, 80237