FERC Order on PJM Capacity Market Reforms Draws Criticism for Hindering State Clean Energy Policies

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s long-awaited order revamping PJM Interconnection LLC’s capacity market rules directs the grid operator to extend the minimum offer price, or MOPR, to all new state-subsidized resources. Clean energy advocates sharply criticized the move citing its potential to harm renewable generation seeking to participate in the capacity market. Democratic Commissioner Richard…

Oregon Regulator Advances Community Solar Program

The Oregon Public Utilities Commission approved guidelines to implement its community solar initiative, allowing project managers to begin creating program applications, according to a Jan. 2 news release. The program, which is designed to reduce barriers to participation, includes a 10 percent project capacity carve-out dedicated to low income customers. The initiative will allow customers…