Sept. 14 — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied qualifying facility (QF) status to a facility in Montana with a net capacity of 80 MW of solar power, the legal threshold a facility must meet to qualify as a small power production facility, asserting that because its gross capacity is 160 MW, it does not meet the legal threshold for a QF. Its order is a departure from precedent set by FERC in its 1981 case Occidental Geothermal, Inc., which determined a facility’s eligibility under PURPA should be based on net capacity.

— Utility Dive