Proposing Solar + Storage Projects in Deregulated Energy Markets Just Got Easier

The Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) was enacted to encourage competition for electric generation and electricity conservation and is credited with spurring the deregulated energy market framework. PURPA served to give customers more choices and promote renewable and energy conservation efforts. Deregulated energy markets expanded further with the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct), which introduced initiatives to increase energy efficiency and maximize the use of clean energy.