Making Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Work for All Utility Customers: Design Principles for Voluntary Renewable Energy Programs

Posted by Reports on Jul 25, 2017 4:45:00 PM

Publish Date: July 25, 2017

Voluntary renewable energy tariffs are quickly emerging as one of the key tools to meet growing corporate renewable energy demand in vertically integrated markets.

Participation in renewable energy tariffs has grown steadily over the past five years, and improvements in program design have continued apace. A report from Advanced Energy Economy Institute and a companion policy brief from AEE provide guidance for the design of successful renewable energy programs in regulated markets. 

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Topics: PUCs, Utility, Regulatory, Advanced Energy Buyers Group

Giving Virginia Companies What they Want: Renewable Energy Options

Posted by Reports on Mar 29, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Publish Date: March 29, 2017

Corporate renewable energy purchasing in the Commonwealth is an unmet need—with untapped potential.

This state brief from Advanced Energy Economy explores the potential market for new renewable energy that could be unleashed if Virginia provides businesses with options to purchase the renewable energy they want to power their operations in the Commonwealth.

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Energy Buyers Group

Corporate Advanced Energy Commitments, Path for States to Capture this Growth

Posted by Reports on Dec 2, 2016 1:59:00 PM

Publish Date: December 20, 2016

Within just a few years, corporate renewable energy procurement has become a widespread trend, no longer limited to a select number of forward-looking companies. This shift brings some challenges, but also opportunities for economic development, resource diversification, and collaboration between utilities, customers, policymakers, and advanced energy developers. Now, a new report documents the extent of this trend and another explores how states can adjust to—and benefit from—the shifting priorities of Corporate America. 

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Topics: Advanced Energy Buyers Group

Opportunities to Increase Corporate Access to Advanced Energy

Posted by Reports on Aug 8, 2016 2:32:00 PM

Publish Date: August 8, 2016

For many companies, the ability to control energy costs and sources is a key factor when deciding where to locate or expand their operations. Increasingly, companies are specifically seeking opportunities to purchase advanced energy—a choice often backed by an internal sustainability goal or renewable energy target. However, in states across the country, policy or regulatory roadblocks leave companies with few options, if any, to meet their needs. 

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Topics: Advanced Energy Buyers Group

Michigan Market Brief: Corporate Market for Renewable Energy

Posted by Reports on Jan 28, 2016 1:07:00 PM

Publish Date: January 28, 2016

A growing majority of the world’s largest corporations have set sustainability targets that involve increased utilization of renewable energy.

These companies have realized that renewable energy investments have a positive impact on the bottom line because they offer a fixed-priced, long-term power supply that protects against rising electricity costs. Meeting these corporations’ sustainability targets will require thousands of additional megawatts (MW) of renewable energy, and represents a tremendous market opportunity. 

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Energy Buyers Group