FERC and Feed-in Tariffs: Opportunities and Challenges in California and Other States
Wednesday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. CST/ 9:00 a.m. PST.
After prolonged consideration by the California Public Utilities Commission, California recently adopted a reverse auction mechanism for renewable energy projects 20 megawatts or smaller. That program initially arose from the California Public Utilities Commission’s efforts to expand an existing feed-in tariff program and was structured as a reverse auction mechanism to avoid potential conflicts with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) jurisdiction. This webinar will explore feed-in tariffs and similar programs, such as California’s Renewable Auction Mechanism. It will also address the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision in October concerning the California Public Utilities Commission’s proposed feed-in tariff for combined heat and power generators, as well as the implications of that decision for feed-in tariff design.
- Discuss feed-in tariff policies, including benefits and drawbacks
- Analyze FERC’s decision on California’s feed-in tariff for combined heat and power generators
- Recognize the implications of FERC’s decision on feed-in tariff design
- Examine California’s Renewable Auction Mechanism and feed-in tariff
- Compare California’s feed-in tariff with those in other states while examining feed-in tariff success in other states