Teresa Hill

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Teresa Hill is a partner in the firm’s Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group and the Renewable Energy group. Teresa practices in the areas of renewable energy, land use, natural resources and environmental law. Her practice encompasses a wide range of energy, development and environmental work, including the representation of renewable energy developers in drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements, obtaining environmental and land use approvals, conducting due diligence reviews, providing legal opinions, representing clients before administrative agencies, and assisting clients with environmental compliance and permitting.

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Idaho Wind Moratorium Advances

A controversial bill that would would halt development of industrial wind farms in Idaho for two years narrowly made its was out of the House Local Government Committee by a vote of 6-5 and now goes to the full House.  The bill would kill any future wind development in Idaho (at least for two years), and may put the breaks … Continue Reading

Idaho Legislature Considering Moratorium on Wind Development

Two bills were introduced in the Idaho legislature last week, both of which could significantly impact the wind industry in Idaho.  The first, H250, extends a sales or use tax rebate available to purchasers of qualifying machinery and equipment used in generating electricity from renewable resources.  The rebate is currently set to expire as of July 1, … Continue Reading

Idaho PUC Considers Reducing Published Avoided Cost Rate Eligibility Cap for QFs

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission (the “Commission”) heard oral arguments today on the Joint Petition filed by Idaho Power, Avista Corporation and PacifiCorp d/b/a Rocky Mountain Power (collectively the “Utilities”) in Docket No. GNR-E-10-04, requesting that the Commission address various issues related to avoided costs for PURPA Qualifying Facilities (“QFs”), including ownership and valuation of … Continue Reading
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