Law360 recently published an expert analysis piece from Teresa Hill and Bill Holmes on corporate energy sourcing, the renewable energy trend in which in which companies across all industries are taking a greater role in controlling the characteristics and cost of their energy supply. Read “Corporate Energy Sourcing: A New Engine for Renewables” here.
Bill Holmes will speak on a panel at the upcoming Renewable Energy Markets (REM) 2015 conference in Washington, D.C. on October 19, 2015. Mr. Holmes’ panel presentation, “Direct Purchasing and PPAs 101” will address the benefits and challenges of direct energy purchases as well as provide suggestions on composing internal teams, condensing transaction time, and ensuring buy-in for long-term agreements.
Please visit the REM 2015 website for more information on the conference.
The Alabama Public Services Commission (the “PSC”) has granted a petition filed by Alabama Power Company (“Alabama Power”) for a certificate of convenience and necessity to develop or procure 500 megawatts of capacity and energy from “renewable energy and environmentally specialized generating sources.” Docket No. 32382 (July 16, 2015) (order). The authorization will expire six years from the date of the order and includes several limitations, including a 30-day review process for each project submitted under the order to ensure that the project meets the specified eligibility criteria.