In effect, because of the PURPA
law, the United States created government-assured power purchase agreements (also known as off-take guarantees).
Power Act, or if acting under PURPA
, at a price that exceeds avoided
120) While PURPA
is still in place, QFs will have a buyer for any solar energy produced, but this forced market is potentially unsustainable if Duke Energy succeeds in convincing the NCUC to lower the maximum size of a QF.
160) Justice Stevens would vote to uphold all of PURPA
Policy Act (120) amended PURPA
in 2005, mandating that each electric
was a prominent part of a larger movement in the 1970s to stimulate competition in markets traditionally considered natural monopolies.
The Implementation of PURPA
and the Challenges Created
With no new contracts, biomass-derived electricity appears to have less appeal to California utilities than it once did, when PURPA
State level FITs must comply with either the Federal Power Act of 1935 (FPA) or PURPA
Further, the Federal Power Act, as amended by PURPA
, reveals that the
Do you remember PURPA
, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, part of the National Energy Act of 19787 PURPA
required the purchase of renewable energy, and caused billions of dollars to be invested in renewables.
Several key states, including California, rolled back the contract requirements, essentially taking the teeth out of PURPA