The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has issued a ruling supporting the 100-kilowatt limit for wind and solar projects to qualify for contracts under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act. The PUC said the rule would stop developers from dividing up big projects into smaller ones, but wind-power advocates said it would have a chilling effect on the industry. Meanwhile, the PUC tossed out Idaho Power's request to have more leeway to curtail wind power output during off-peak periods.

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