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Energy & Natural Resources

14 September 2020
Magdalena Krawczyk Capacity market: consultation on necessary amendments

Poland - Kubas Kos Gałkowski

In recent weeks, information has been published concerning the draft amendment to the Act of 8 December 2017 on the Capacity Market. The amendment aims to adapt Polish regulations to reflect the new electricity market structure agreed at the EU level as part of the Clean Energy for all Europeans package. The Ministry of Climate is responsible for the draft law, the adoption of which is planned for the third quarter of 2020.

Authors: Magdalena Krawczyk, Ewa Przyśliwska-Urbanek, Kamil Zawicki
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Judith Aldersey-Williams Energy transition on UKCS: two critical reports published

United Kingdom - CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

August 2020 saw the publication of two documents which will have a significant bearing on developments in the oil and gas industry in the next decade and are closely related. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published a response to its consultation on the reuse of oil and gas assets for carbon capture, usage and storage projects, while the Oil and Gas Authority published its final report on UK Continental Shelf energy integration.

Authors: Judith Aldersey-Williams, Valerie Allan, Dalia Majumder-Russell
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Jennifer L Key FERC takes narrow view of Broadview

USA - Steptoe & Johnson LLP

In the long-awaited Broadview order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reinforced the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act's statutory limit for small power production qualifying facilities (SPP QFs) to a power production capacity of no more than 80MW. SPP QFs cannot evade this statutory limit by restraining the ability of much larger facilities to actually 'send out' more than 80MW through the use of limited inverters.

Author: Jennifer L Key
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