In a presentation to the Energy Utility Consultants Incorporated (EUCI) renewable procurement conference, Carl Linvill offers an overview of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), and reflects on how it can support a changing energy landscape. Specifically, PURPA can help enable consumer surplus, leverage private investment, provide competitive pressure, evolve the physical, financial, and regulatory infrastructure, and meet policy goals, such as the Governor’s Accord for a New Energy Future.