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Comments Regarding the Development of the Maine Energy Storage Program

December 8, 2023

CESA submitted comments in response to the Maine Governor’s Energy Office Request for Information on Maine Energy Storage Program Development. CESA’s comments discussed opportunities to replace peaker power plants with energy storage, and answered many of the stakeholder input questions presented in the RFI.

Comments on the Impacts of Proposed Regulatory Capital Requirements for Large Banks on Clean Energy

December 6, 2023

CESA submitted comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and FDIC regarding proposed changes to the capitalization rules applicable to banks that engage in the tax equity market. The comments pertain to the impact of the proposed changes on state and federal clean energy goals.

Low-Income Communities Bonus Energy Investment Credit Program: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

June 15, 2023

On June 1, 2023, the IRS issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) regarding the low-income communities bonus energy investment credit program (the LMI Adder) under the Inflation Reduction Act. This document first provides a high-level summary of what the NOPR covers, followed by a more in-depth review of the NOPR in the form of an FAQ.

Comments on the Solar for All Competition of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

May 9, 2023

CESA submitted comments to the EPA regarding the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Implementation Framework, authorized under the IRA. The comments chiefly pertain to the Solar for All Competition but also relate to some of the requirements set under the GGRF Framework applicable to all three competitions.

CESA Response to RFI about the DOE Home Efficiency and Electrification Rebate Programs

March 2, 2023

CESA submitted a response to a RFI from the US DOE about two programs authorized by the IRA — Home Efficiency Rebates and Home Electrification Rebates.

Comments on New Jersey Energy Storage Incentive Program Straw Proposal

December 12, 2022

Clean Energy Group and the Clean Energy States Alliance submitted comments to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on the New Jersey Energy Storage Incentive Program Straw Proposal.

CESA Comments to Treasury on the Role of State Agencies in IRA Implementation

November 3, 2022

CESA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service pertaining to implementing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, and the role of state energy agencies in helping Treasury define and implement the IRA guidelines from Treasury.

CESA Comments to FERC on Generator Interconnection Procedures

October 17, 2022

CESA filed comments with FERC related to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Docket No. RM22-14-000, called “Improvements to Generator Interconnection Procedures and Agreements.”

CESA Comments to FERC on Regional Transmission Planning

August 18, 2022

CESA filed comments with FERC related to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Docket No. RM21-17-000, called “Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection.”

Private Letter Ruling on the Eligibility of an Individual Panel Owner in an Offsite, Net-Metered Community-Shared Solar Project to Claim the Section 25D Tax Credit

September 1, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a Private Letter Ruling concluding that a particular owner of PV panels in an offsite, community-shared solar array is eligible for the residential tax credit under section 25D of the U.S. tax code.