PURPA Perspectives: Do the Comments Provide Opportunities for Common Ground?

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (2pm - 3:30pm US/Eastern)

The registration period for this meeting has ended.

FERC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in September, outlining proposed changes to the implementation of the 1978 Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). A diverse set of stakeholders submitted comments in early-December, representing a broad spectrum of responses. Concerned parties expressed ideas relating to ongoing hindrances for small generator facilities in both RTO and non-RTO markets, while others question FERC’s authority to make the proposed changes. Supporters have largely highlighted longstanding needs to modify the rule in the interest of protecting end-use customers by moving away from long-term fixed prices for renewables. In this webinar, NRRI staff will host a discussion of these and other responses to the various components of the NOPR. Additional details will be provided in the coming weeks.

Elliott J. Nethercutt – Principal Researcher | NRRI
Dr. Metin Celebi – Principal | The Brattle Group
Hon. Gladys Brown Dutrieuille – Chairman | Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Hon. Kristine Raper – Commissioner | Idaho Public Utilities Commission
Terri K. Eaton – Senior Director of Federal Regulatory Affairs | Xcel Energy Inc.
Heather L. Curlee – Of Counsel | Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 01/29/2020
Name Price Available To
NARUC/NRRI members (including state and local governments) $0.00   International Member
International Affiliate
Federal Member (Full)
Federal Member (Associate)
State Member (Full)
State Member (Associate)
NASUCA/Consumer Advocate $0.00   State Member (Associate)
Academia $0.00   NonMember
Industry and All Others $275.00   International Affiliate

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Certificates of Completion

Each webinar participant can receive a certificate of completion after the event. Please allow five (5) business days to process certificates.

Requests & Questions To request a certificate, at the conclusion of the webinar, please send your request to