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APPA Panel Discussion with Energy Attorn...

Alan I. Robbins, an energy attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, participated on a panel of legal experts presenting on practicing law before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) at the 2012 American Public Power Association (APPA) Legal Conference held October 14-17th in Washington DC. Mr. Robbins focused on the “Fundamentals of a...

Wyandotte, Michigan Receives “Innovator ...

Wyandotte Municipal Services (WMS) has earned the 2012 Energy Innovator Award from the American Public Power Association for its Geothermal Energy system, first made available to WMS electric customers in 2010.  Residential and commercial customers can elect to install ground source heat pumps that connect to a closed sub-surface water-circulation system in order to use the earth’s...

US House and Senate Consider Companion B...

The House and the Senate are each considering companion bills aimed at reducing the costs of financing renewable energy projects.  In the Senate, Chris Coons (D-Del) introduced on June 7 the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act.  A bipartisan effort with Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and five others, this legislation would expand the definition of “qualified” sources in Section...

FERC Issues Final Rule Concerning Integr...

By Debra Roby, Alan Robbins and Alan Rukin On June 22, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission”) issued Order No. 764, a final rule (“Final Rule”) approving changes to the pro forma Open Access Transmission Tariff (“OATT”) and Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (“LGIA”) concerning integration of Variable Energy...

FERC Announces Conferences on Gas-Electr...

By Elizabeth Teuwen On June 21, 2012, Chairman Wellinghoff announced that FERC would hold regional technical conferences to address the coordination of the natural gas and electric industries.  These technical conferences are part of FERC’s continued efforts to assess whether and to what extent it needs to take formal action with regard to coordination issues.  In February of this...

Public Power Law Firm Hosts Client Dinne...

Public power law firm, Jennings Strouss, hosted a client appreciation dinner at the Space Needle, in Seattle, Washington, Sunday, June 17th, 2012. Jennings Strouss is a gold level sponsor of the 2012 APPA National Convention. The APPA National Conference helps utility leaders and policymakers connect with industry leaders, partners and peers while learning about the complex issues...

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