Using a trial-based approach to improve a project’s chances before state siting boards.
Barry Needleman and Vincent Dick
Project development isn’t getting any easier. Using a trial-based approach can improve a project’s chances before state siting boards. And time-tested principles of planning, discovery, and argument lay the groundwork for an effective appeal.
Order 1000, the RTOs, and the power of incumbency.
Bruce W. Radford
In Order 1000, FERC wanted—among other things—to open grid development to private developers. But FERC’s natural allies—the regional transmission organizations—are refusing to go along with this new vision.
(February 2013) LA and Burbank enter 250 MW PPA with Sempra’s Copper Mountain Solar 3 project; ABB wins $225 million turnkey PV project contracts; NextEra acquires 165-MW Cimarron I wind project; PG&E builds gas pipeline control center; ITC energizes 227-mile transmission line in Midwest; plus contracts and announcements from Survalent, Landis+Gyr, Dell, DNV, Sensus, Itron, Elster, Ameresco, Constellation, Duke, People’s Natural Gas, and others.
Duke makes executive changes post-merger; Integrys names new CFO, utility president; NRECA and RESA elect officers; Denise Bode resigns from AWEA; plus executive changes and appointments at PG&E, Sempra, Entergy, AEP, and others.
NRG completes Gen-On acquisition; Dominion invests in midstream gas development; NextEra buys Cimarron I PV plant; People's Natural Gas acquires Equitable Gas; plus other other M&A and bond deals, together totaling $6.7 billion.
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