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The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978 is in desperate need of an upgrade. Several businesses and organizations have requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) make a ruling.

“State regulators have been concerned for years about PURPA provisions that require utilities to purchase power from independent generators, as well as whether the requirements are being abused by the qualifying facilities, and subsequently have led to higher electricity costs for end-users, says the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), a national non-partisan, non-profit association.”

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