Archive: 2020

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The Energizer – Volume 59
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California Advances State Microgrid Policy
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Power Purchase Amendment? West Virginia House Bills Introduced With Hope of Spurring Power Purchase Agreements in Renewable Energy Development
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The Energizer – Volume 58
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The Energizer – Volume 57

The Energizer – Volume 59

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenOlivia B. MoraAbraham F. JohnsNatalie J. ReidMatthew P. Clark

A biweekly update on blockchain technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the energy sector.

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology, distributed energy resources (“DERs”), microgrids, and other technological innovations in the energy industry. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumer and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of blockchain technology, DERs, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward. To subscribe to The Energizer newsletter, please click here.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • IBM Tests Seawater-Based Battery Technology
  • Power Ledger Buys Solar Projects to Initiate Blockchain-Based Energy Auditing
  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces Energy Storage Grand Challenge
  • Great Plains Region Electricity Cooperatives Shift Focus to Renewable Energy Generation

To view more information on these topics in Volume 59 of The Energizer, click here.

California Advances State Microgrid Policy

By: Buck B. Endemann, and Olivia B. Mora

Microgrids have long been seen as a means to provide electricity customers with more control and security regarding their energy use.  In 2018, California passed Senate Bill (“SB”) 1339, which directed the California Public Utilities Commission (the “Commission”), the California Independent System Operator, and the California Energy Commission to jointly craft a microgrid policy framework.  This policy has taken on new urgency in the wake of last fall’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs, as consumers evaluate their energy security options to mitigate the intentional blackouts imposed during periods of heightened wildfire risk.  On September 19, 2019, the Commission issued an Order Instituting Rulemaking that will evaluate whether and how microgrids will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect California ratepayers, and advance California’s progressive environmental goals.

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Power Purchase Amendment? West Virginia House Bills Introduced With Hope of Spurring Power Purchase Agreements in Renewable Energy Development

By: Travis L. Brannon and Katherine M. Gafner

As many states see a push for renewable energy opportunities for their customers located in (or scouting new locations in) their borders, West Virginia legislators are poised to decide whether the state will facilitate such development. On January 8, 2020, two House bills were introduced that could open the door to more renewable choices.

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The Energizer – Volume 58

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenOlivia B. MoraAbraham F. JohnsNatalie J. ReidMatthew P. Clark

A biweekly update on blockchain technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the energy sector.

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology, distributed energy resources (“DERs”), microgrids, and other technological innovations in the energy industry. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumer and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of blockchain technology, DERs, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward.

For a quick read on the technical basics of blockchain that every energy lawyer should know, see Daniel S. Cohen’s article in Business Law Today, please click here.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • New Jersey Poised to Increase Incentives for Electric Vehicles
  • OOC Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium Tests Authorization for Expenditure Balloting System
  • Monash University Reports Breakthrough in the Production of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
  • California Public Utility Commission Issues Proposal to Incentivize Energy Storage

To view more information on these topics in Volume 58 of The Energizer, click here.

The Energizer – Volume 57

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenOlivia B. MoraAbraham F. Johns

A biweekly update on blockchain technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the energy sector.

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology, distributed energy resources (“DERs”), microgrids, and other technological innovations in the energy industry. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumer and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of blockchain technology, DERs, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward. To subscribe to The Energizer, please click here.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • LO3 Energy and Green Mountain Power Launch First Pilot Local Energy Marketplace.
  • Power Ledger Announces New Projects in Australia and India.
  • ENEL X Connects New York City’s Largest Battery Storage System.

To view more information on these topics in Volume 57 of The Energizer, click here.

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