FERC Proceeding Questions the Treatment of Battery Storage Under PURPA

A pending petition before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) tees-up whether battery storage facilities co-located with renewable generation projects should be included in the output measurement for purposes of determining Qualifying Facility (“QF”) status under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (“PURPA”). Depending on FERC’s response, the addition of battery storage facilities to certain renewable projects could affect the QF status of the entire project. FERC is under no deadline to resolve this dispute, but FERC may choose to act in the coming months both to...
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