by Emma Foehringer Merchant
October 14, 2019

The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act is responsible for driving the installation of approximately 15 percent of the 40 gigawatts of utility-scale solar now deployed in the United States.

Despite the policy's success, energy wonks have long called for a revamp of the 1978 law. Early this month the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took a step in that direction — filing a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register that proposes significant changes in PURPA’s implementation.