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Ariel Stavitsky is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group, with focuses in environmental and natural resource-related litigation, project permitting, and regulatory compliance counseling. She advises and advocates for clients across multiple industries, including energy generation, natural resource production, and manufacturing.

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The Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) oversees the siting of large-scale energy facilities like wind and solar power projects, which often include an associated Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). BESS is a critical tool in the decarbonization toolbox, offering backup power when it’s needed and addressing intermittency and other grid limitation problems. Though many

UPDATE 6/20/2024 [Update co-authored by Stoel Rives summer associate Connor McRobert]: On May 31, 2024, the Council voted to further revise these proposed rules by adding several more minor proposed changes. The Council has reissued the notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) and initiated another public comment period ending July 22, 2024. See Reissued Notice