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CFA Part 2

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Visionary and innovator in the utility industry and grid modernization, Burns & McDonnell

I have a broad background in utilities and energy. I worked for Capgemini in the Energy Practice for more than 15 years. During that time I rose to the position of CTO of the 12,000 person...

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Three items from the CLEAN Furture Act.. All verbatim

NWA has to be considered ..." distributed generation, energy storage, energy efficiency, demand response, microgrids, or grid software and controls"

Note what is and is not included.

CONTRACT OPTIONS FOR QUALIFIED FACILITIES..."The Commission shall require that qualifying facilities have the option to enter a fixed price contract whose term is at least as long as the term on which the incumbent utility recovers invests in new generation, whether self-built or in the form of a long-term power purchase agreement.’’.

Note the length of QF's under PURPA, this is an insert into PURPA. 40 year solar PPA agreements!

COMMUNITY SOLAR PROGRAMS..."Each electric utility shall offer a community solar program that provides all ratepayers, including low-income ratepayers, equitable and demonstrable access to such community solar program”…

Again an insert into PURPA for FERC to enforce on the distribution system.

For the first time FERC will have enforcement on all Municipal Utilities, even if they only have distribution only. I can see the impact on some of the Muni's with 200-500 customers, when FERC comes to call.

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