Attorney Position

Sanger Law, PC, a boutique energy law firm located in Portland, Oregon, represents clients in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming on specialized issues related to energy, transactions, utilities, administrative litigation, and renewable energy development.  [Read more…]

Oregon Commission Adopts New Standard QF Contract for All Utilities

On March 12, 2024, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (Commission) issued Order No. 24-070 in Docket No. UM 2299 related to standard contracts for small qualifying facilities (QF) 10 MW and under.  The Commission adopted one new standard contract for all utilities and directed the utilities to file compliance contracts and contracting schedules. [Read more…]

OPUC Adopts New Rules Related to Interconnection

On March 8, 2024, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (Commission) issued Order No. 24-068 in Docket No. AR 659 related to interconnection updates for small generators under Oregon’s community solar program and implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, and net metering facilities. [Read more…]

Oregon Commission Approves PGE’s 2023 RFP

At the January 4, 2024 Public Meeting, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (the Oregon Commission) approved Portland General Electric Company’s (PGE) 2023 Request for Proposals (RFP) with several conditions in Docket No. UM 2274. The order approving the RFP was issued on January 12, 2024. PGE’s RFP is expected to be released to the market on January 26, 2024.  [Read more…]

Law Review Articles on RTO Governance and eNGO Participation

On November 14, 2023, the Energy Bar Association published two law review articles titled Incorporating Environmental Concerns Into Wholesale Electric Markets: The Impact of Regional Transmission Organization Governance Models on ENGO Participation in Stakeholder Processes (Part I) and Incorporating Environmental Concerns Into Wholesale Electric Markets: Recommendations for Increasing Effective Participation of ENGOS in RTO Governance Stakeholder Processes (Part II) by Mark James, Kevin B. Jones, and Adelaide Hardwick.1   [Read more…]