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Energy & Natural Resources

28 September 2020
Guadalupe Esparza Sánchez Counter-reform: latest developments in battle that has become war

Mexico - Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

The new federal government has taken many actions in an effort to prioritise the Federal Commission of Electricity, Mexico's state-owned power company, over other participants in the open electricity market implemented by the 2013 to 2014 energy reform. Now, despite multiple promises from the president that Mexico's energy legislation would not be reformed, his party has announced a legislative plan to embark on a new energy reform.

Authors: Guadalupe Esparza Sánchez, Diego Álvarez Ampudia
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Jennifer L Key FERC sows some confusion as to interconnection jurisdiction for QFs that are exclusively DER aggregation participants

USA - Steptoe & Johnson LLP

One would think that the issue of jurisdiction over interconnections to distribution facilities of resources selling wholesale power could not get more complex. Order 2222 proves that it could. Specifically, qualifying facility interconnections to distribution, an area where jurisdiction was previously relatively clear, has been muddled a bit.

Author: Jennifer L Key
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