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John Cameron

John Cameron focuses on energy transactions, state and regulatory proceedings, and project development. He advises generation, transmission and pipeline project developers, represents retail and wholesale bulk-energy purchasers, advises clients in government contracting, and represents clients in federal appeals. John regularly represents clients before the Bonneville Power Administration and other Western U.S. regulatory agencies, and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. John regularly speaks on issues affecting utilities and major end-users of energy.

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Oregon Legislature Passes Sweeping Energy Bill

Posted in Northwest, Renewables
The Oregon Legislature on Wednesday passed a sweeping and contentious bill that signals significant changes for the state’s energy industry.  Senate Bill 1547, the final home for the “Oregon Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan,” touches many areas of the industry. The aspects of the legislation that are receiving the most press are the requirements… Continue Reading

Environmental Redispatch, Round 2

Posted in FERC, Renewables
On December 7, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an order granting the relief requested by a group of Complainants against the “Environmental Redispatch” policy adopted earlier that year by the Northwest’s dominant transmission provider, Bonneville Power Administration (“BPA”). Iberdrola Renewables, Inc., et al., v. BPA, FERC Docket No. EL11-44-000. The Complainants are… Continue Reading