For those who have been tracking the Oregon Public Utility Commission’s In re Honeywell proceeding, Stephen Hall and Pat Boylston have just released a Stoel Rives Energy Law Alert explaining the significance of the decision for third party "on site" solar and wind generation and net metering. 

Gail Kinsey Hill reported on the decision and its importance for solar development in a story entitled "Ruling gives solar energy projects in Oregon a big boost", which appeared in The Oregonian on August 1.

Although the OPUC’s ruling is a big win for the solar industry in Oregon, the same principles would apply to third "on site" wind generation (although it would not apply to other renewable energy sources).