Bulletin discussing Ohio H.B. 64, the FY 2016-17 biennial budget and the severance tax provisions.
Restructuring within the natural gas and electric markets makes it possible for customers to form buying groups that combine purchasing power to achieve cost savings. In fact, Ohio law encourages aggregation by allowing municipalities to implement an “opt-out” aggregation program.
On February 2, Ohio Governor John Kasich released his “Blueprint for a New Ohio," outlining budgeting goals for the 2016-2017 fiscal years. The proposal increases the severance tax rate to values that vary significantly from the rate structures that were considered during 2014. This bulletin briefly compares the various proposals.
2014’s top advanced energy stories include SB 310’s energy efficiency, windmill building parameters, Lake Erie’s wind project, and Ohio’s response to EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
The EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from existing electricity-generating power plants. The new rules would require each state to develop a unique state-specific plan to achieve carbon reduction targets by 2030.
A long-awaited decision in Hupp v. Beck Energy Corporation, 2014-Ohio-4255 (7th Dist.), was handed down on September 26. Get details about the decision in this bulletin.
Bulletin explaining the two dynamics are creating a promising environment for investment in natural gas-fired generation in Ohio and detailing the progress of three certified natural gas-fired plants in Ohio.
Bulletin about PJM Interconnection’s Base Residual Auction for the 2017/2018 delivery year, which begins on May 12, 2014. This year, an independent report by a market monitor raised concerns regarding the capacity market.
Bulletin discussing FirstEnergy Solutions’ one-time charge to customers to pass along expenses from January’s extreme weather.
Bulletin describing how municipalities can aggregate the retail electric and/or natural gas load of its residents and small businesses to negotiate a competitive rate for electric and/or natural gas with an energy supplier.
Bulletin discussing renewable energy project financing including Master Limited Partnerships, Real Estate Investment Trusts and Crowdfunding.
Bulletin describing the ways in which a power purchase agreement (PPA) financing model works. It details the benefits and challenges as well as issues to watch for.
Overview of important pipeline decisions from FERC in 2013.
Bulletin detailing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that key provisions of Act 13, a statute amending the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act, were unconstitutional.
Bulletin reviewing recent Federal Regulatory Commission orders that address energy storage.
For the second time, the Ohio Ballot Board has approved a constitutional amendment issue for Yes for Ohio's Energy Future for the state to issue general obligation bonds to finance a 10-year program of $1.3 billion for each year to improve energy infrastructure.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has issued an order in the Duke Energy Ohio natural gas distribution rate case making no change in distribution revenues, but enabling Duke to recover environmental remediation expenses from two manufactured gas plants.
Bulletin about September's record amount of demand response within the PJM Interconnection.
Bulletin discussing significant changes involving energy efficiency, peak demand requirements and renewable energy standards proposed in Ohio Sub. S.B. 58.
Bulletin discussing Duke Energy's proposal to PUCO involving energy efficiency, demand management and combined heat and power.
Bulletin highlighting several provisions of pending S. 1392, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013.
Bulletin describing several municipalities taking electric aggregation measures to the November ballot box and the differences between opt-in and opt-out aggregation.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has ruled that Akron-based utility FirstEnergy Corp. "overcharged its Ohio customers by $43.3 million for electricity generated by wind and solar."
Bulletin describing the U.S. EPA's and Ohio EPA's regulations on using on-site electric generation for the purpose of demand response and peak shaving.
Bulletin on a Pew report finding that states this year were unable to repeal renewable energy requirements, lower percentage mandates or extend utilities’ deadlines for meeting the mandates.
Bulletin on recently approved applications by the Ohio Power Siting Board for three companies to construct or expand generating facilities in Ohio.
Bulletin on the PJM Interconnection Base Residual Auction for the 2016/2017 Delivery Year, designed to procure capacity reserve for electricity in a least-cost manner.
Bulletin on the 2012 Alternative Energy Portfolio Status Reports and Ten Year Advanced Benchmark Compliance Plan filed by Ohio utilities with the PUCO.
Bulletin detailing the Ohio statute setting forth a multi-step process to be specifically followed in order to accomplish the merging of the surface and mineral interests.
Significant regulatory changes in Ohio and increased competition present an opportunity for municipalities to secure better electric and natural gas pricing for their constituents.
A primer for landowners negotiating and signing a natural gas pipeline easement or right of way agreement allowing for the use of the property to install and maintain the pipeline.
Bulletin on the continuing review of the state energy efficiency standard by the Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee.
Primer on municipal energy aggregation, definition, benefits, formation and outlook.
Bulletin on an Ohio report analyzing the cost effectiveness of purchasing vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas and the conversion of certain state motor vehicles to operate on CNG.
Bulletin on Ohio Senator Seitz's recent announcement of his intent to place on the agenda of the Senate Public Utilities Committee a comprehensive review of Ohio’s energy efficiency and renewable portfolio standards.
Bulletin on a 9th District Court of Appeals decision confirming the sole and exclusive authority of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources over the regulation of oil and gas well production statewide.
Bulletin on recently released draft rules from the PUCO aimed at updating regulations regarding electric companies; including amendments to the state’s existing net metering rules.
Bulletin on the AEP-Ohio's electric security plan approved by the PUCO with modifications and setting the prices, terms and conditions of default service through June 1, 2015.
On-bill repayment” is a legislative initiative that may be gaining momentum in Ohio and is a method for financing energy efficiency and renewable electricity generation projects through a homeowner’s or business owner’s monthly utility bills.
Summary of Senate Bill 315 that was passed by the Ohio General Assembly and that makes major changes to the state energy policy.
A primer on PACE, Property Assessed Clean Energy, a financing initiative available in Ohio and 26 other states and how it can be utilized as a project financing tool.
Discussion of the trend in Ohio toward distributed generation installations due to the long-term price of electricity.
A survey of litigation, from lease disputes to personal injury claims, arising from hydraulic fracturing in Ohio and across the country.
Bulletin on Ohio Senate Bill 232 that was scheduled to sunset at the end of 2011, but has been extended for two years by a provision in the Budget Bill.
Senate Bill 232 from 2010, which significantly reduced the tax burden on certain advanced energy projects, has been extended as part of the Ohio budget bill.
Discussion of Ohio House Bill 133, which overhauls the process by which lands owned or controlled by the State of Ohio can be leased for oil and gas development.
As a result of its reclassification of solar installation activities by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, premiums could increase more than 450 percent.
Bulletin on recent technological advancements to produce natural gas from deep shale reservoirs in the State of Ohio and the Ohio EPA proposed limits on the wastewater discharges.
Bulletin on the opportunities and challenges presented by technological advancements making it possible to produce natural gas from deep shale reservoirs in the State of Ohio.
A history of and an Ohio look at Property Assessed Clean Energy programs, one of the newest mechanisms available for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvement projects.
Bulletin on the rejection of AEP's application before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
A summary of the Ohio Supreme Court's reversal and remand of
Summary of the September 29, 2010, Ohio Governor's executive order implementing Senate Bill 232’s emergency rules.
Primer on the Ohio Property Assessed Clean Energy program that allows financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements using special assessments.
On June 4, 2010, the Ohio General Assembly
passed SB 232 to reduce significantly the state tax burden on renewable and advanced sources of energy generation such as solar, wind, co-generation, and clean coal.
Alternative energy tax cut bill clears legislature, heads to Governor for signing. The bill also expands Ohio's PACE program.
This article provides a summary of the proposed revisions and key provisions of Ohio Senate Bill 221 related to energy efficiency and peak demand reductions.
A primer to assist local governments in implementing the Ohio PACE financing programs -- Property Assessed Clean Energy programs that allow financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.
Ohio S.B. 221, enacted in 2008, and aimed at encouraging Ohio businesses and utilities to adopt renewable and advanced energy technologies, also includes new energy reduction and peak demand standards that utilities must meet through energy efficiency programs.
Article on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio October revisions
to the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard rules of Ohio Senate Bill 221.
Catherine M. Ballard
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