Below are comments and filings AWEA submits to federal agencies and regulatory bodies.

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AWEA Comments on RFI on Permitting of Ocean Research

AWEA submits these comments in response to the request for input on how to improve the efficiency of the permitting process for ocean research, mapping, and characterization activities. It is our hope that these comments will inform the Ocean Policy Committee as it works with Federal agencies and other stakeholders to increase the efficiency of the permitting and authorization processes for ocean mapping and characterization activities across agencies, especially with respect to the geophysical and geotechnical surveys conducted by our members in support of offshore wind development in the Outer Continental Shelf.

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AWEA Comments on CEQ NEPA Reform Proposal

AWEA submits these comments in response to the Council on Environmental Quality’s January 10, 2020, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act.

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AWEA Comments on FERC Inquiry into Grid Enhancing Technologies

Pursuant to the notice issued by the Commission on January 17, 2020, in Docket No. AD19-19-000, AWEA offers these post-technical conference comments. AWEA continues to support the Commission’s examination of its transmission incentives policies, with particular focus – consistent with Congressional direction – on “encourag[ing] deployment of transmission technologies and other measures to increase the capacity and efficiency of existing transmission facilities and improv[ing] the operation of the facilities.” The record in this proceeding, including the November technical conference on Grid Enhancing Technologies, strongly indicates that a range of technologies are ready for broad, rapid deployment in a supportive policy environment.

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Clean Energy Entities' Protest of MISO's Proposal to Assess O&M Rates on Interconnection Facilities

Pursuant to Rule 213 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,  AWEA, Clean Grid Alliance, and the Solar Council respectfully submit these comments on the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s January 21, 2020 filing of the MISO Transmission Owners response to the Commission’s deficiency letter in Docket No. ER20-170-001.

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Petition for Modification of Decision in California PUC Docket No. 17-09-020

In accordance with the Rule 16.4 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Storage Alliance, AWEA-California, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, and Enel X North America hereby submit this Petition for Modification of Decision 20-01-004, Decision Granting Motion Regarding Qualifying Capacity of Hybrid Resources With Modifications, issued by Administrative Law Judges (“ALJs”) Debbie Chiv and Peter V. Allen on January 17, 2020.

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Comments and Protest Regarding MISO’s Proposed Changes to Market Efficiency & Interregional Projects

Pursuant to Rules 211, 213, and 214 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, AWEA, Clean Grid Alliance, and the Solar Council move to intervene and offer these comments and limited protest in response to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.’s January 21, 2020 filings and January 22, 2020 filing under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act to change the cost allocation methodologies for regional Market Efficiency Projects and Interregional Economic Projects.

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Clean Energy Entities' Comments on MISO’s Deficiency Response Regarding Its Pro Forma Facilities Services Agreement

Pursuant to Rule 213 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, AWEA”), Clean Grid Alliance, and the Solar Council respectfully move to intervene and submit comments responding to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s January 21, 2020 response to the Commission’s December 20, 2019 Deficiency Letter in Docket No. ER20-359-000.

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Comments on USCG’s Anchorage Grounds in Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean

AWEA comments on Docket No. USCG-2019-0822, the U.S. Coast Guard’s “notice of inquiry, request for comments” on Anchorage Grounds.

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Answer Opposing, in Part, SPP's Motion for Extension of Time

Pursuant to Rule 213(a)(3) of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Renewable Industries respectfully submit this Answer opposing in part the Southwest Power Pool’s January 24, 2020 Motion for Extension of Time in the above-captioned proceedings. The Renewable Industries respectfully submit that SPP has not shown good cause for such an extension. In fact, granting SPP’s motion would only serve to further delay the relief that the Commission granted in response to AWEA/APA’s Complaint, as an extension would perpetuate uncertainty for prospective SPP members regarding the implications for membership.

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Comments in Support of CAISO's Package of Reforms for On- and Off-peak Deliverability

Pursuant to Rules 213 and 214 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, AWEA respectfully moves to intervene and submit comments in support of the California Independent System Operator Corporation’s January 2, 2020 filing seeking to implement reforms to enhance its deliverability assessment methodology to reflect changing system conditions.

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Request for Rehearing of FERC’s December Order on PJM MOPR

Pursuant to Section 313 of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. § 825l(a), and Rule 713 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“Commission”) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 C.F.R. § 385.713 (2019), AWEA, the Solar Energy Industries Association, Advanced Energy Economy, the American Council on Renewable Energy, and the Solar Council hereby request rehearing and clarification of the Commission’s order issued on December 19, 2019, in Docket Nos. EL16-49-000 and EL18-178-000.

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Request for Rehearing in MISO’s Compliance Filing Updating Its Pro Forma Agreements

Pursuant to Section 313 of the Federal Power Act and Rule 713 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, AWEA respectfully submits this request for rehearing of the order issued by the Commission in Docket No. ER18-2513-000 on December 20, 2019.