On behalf of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, the firm in 2018 successfully advocates for new rules to make the process of installing energy storage systems on Nevada’s distribution system more efficient and cost-effective.
The State is taking numerous steps to encourage energy storage in California. Cities and counties will have important roles to play as well. Assembly Bill (AB) 546, passed last year, includes specific local permitting obligations. SMW attorney Erica McConnell provides an overview of the new law. Energy storage has sometimes been referred to as the […]
When initially proposed, the Palen Solar Project would have involved scraping thousands of acres of the Mojave Desert to make a perfectly level site suitable for solar thermal technology. A later iteration would have involved 700-foot solar power towers, a technology known to harm birds, bats, and insects, including those of cultural significance. Throughout these […]
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The firm helps the Interstate Renewable Energy Council launch a Scorecard in 2017 to rank state policies for Community Solar, providing states with a guide for how to adopt progressive policies to ensure that all customers, including those in disadvantaged communities, have access to clean energy cost savings.
On behalf of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, the firm drafts Charging Ahead, a major policy report that provides valuable guidance to state policymakers who are looking to encourage and enable the adoption of energy storage, which is key to achieving 100% clean energy goals.
On behalf of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, the firm authors a guide for modernizing how renewable energy is integrated into the electric system. The paper, Optimizing the Grid: A Regulator’s Guide to Hosting Capacity Analyses for Distributed Energy Resources, is cited by virtually every state in the country that is seeking to modernize its […]
On behalf of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, the firm develops multiple first-of-its kind interconnection policies that are adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission in 2016 to facilitate the adoption of solar and energy storage on the grid. These policies serve as models for other states, allowing California to continue its leadership on clean […]
In 2004 the firm represents Riverside County residents before the California Public Utilities Commission, which rejects a deeply flawed San Diego Gas & Electric Company proposal to build a high-voltage transmission line directly through their communities and scenic areas.