Forbes: Electric Vehicles Benefit Utility Customers as Much as Their Owners

Posted by Jeff McMahon on Feb 1, 2019

Forbes covers the widespread benefits of electric vehicles, from beyond their owners to utility customers as well, and addresses key regulatory considerations The article references AEE’s webinar, EVs 101: What Regulators Need to Know About Electric Vehicles, which featured a panel of experts including Proterra’s Eric McCarthy, Siemens' Chris King, and AEE's Matt Stanberry. See excerpts below and the entire Forbes story here:

As electric-vehicle sales mount, observers are finding benefits to society—especially to electric ratepayers—that sometimes surpass the benefits to the EV buyers.

"These vehicles use a different kind of fuel and plug into our electricity system, and the good news about that is that there are a number of cost-benefit studies that are showing this can be really beneficial to all rate payers, not just the drivers of the vehicles," said Matt Stanberry, the managing director of the advanced transportation program for the trade group Advanced Energy Economy

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Green Teck Media: Advanced Energy Jobs and AEE's own Ingram

Posted by Katherine Tweed || Greentech Media on Jan 31, 2019

Executive and boardroom moves in cleantech, utilities, energy and venture capital. See the full Green Tech Media article here.

This year starts with some big news from some big players in the industry. 
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Law360: PG&E's Ch.11 Brings Rift With FERC Over Power Deals

Posted by Keith Goldberg on Jan 29, 2019

Law360 looks at the conflict brought about by FERC’s edict that PG&E cannot drop any existing power purchase agreements without FERC's permission after the utility declared bankruptcy. AEE's Jeff Dennis weighs in. See excerpts below and the entire Law360 (for subscribers) story here:

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has touched off a "turf war" with bankruptcy courts by deciding Pacific Gas and Electric Co. can’t ditch any of its $42 billion worth of power purchase agreements without the regulator’s blessing, a fight with major implications for future clean energy development, experts say.

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SmartGrid Today: AEE urges 116th Congress to act on grid modernization

Posted by SmartGrid Today on Jan 28, 2019

SmartGrid Today highlights AEE's Policy Priorities for an Advanced Energy Future submitted to the 116th Congress. It includes quotes from AEE’s Dylan Reed. See excerpts below and the entire SmartGrid Today (subscription) story here:

National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced Thursday it released policy recommendations to the 116th Congress outlining four key priority areas and specific policy actions to help achieve the broad goals of economic growth, cost savings, and a reliable grid. The group's four key priorities include:

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Advanced Energy Economy Recommends Policy Priorities to 116th Congress

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Jan 24, 2019

Business group proposes four key priority areas with specific policy actions to ensure all energy resources can compete based on price and performance

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 24, 2019 – Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced it has released policy recommendations to the 116th Congress outlining four key priority areas and specific policy actions to help achieve the broad goals of economic growth, cost savings, and a reliable grid. The full document can be downloaded here.

AEE’s four key priorities include: 

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Advanced Energy Economy Appoints Allison Ingram to Head Finance and Operations

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Jan 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 23, 2019 – Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced it has appointed Allison Ingram as senior vice president for finance and operations, effective Feb. 11. She will be based in the business group’s Washington office.

Allison comes to AEE with executive financial management experience, most recently as the director of finance, administration, and operations for the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), which serves 29,000 members. Previously, she was vice president of finance and administration for the National Society of Accountants.

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Utility Dive: Navigating utility business model reform - A practical guide


Utility Dive published this piece illuminating the need for an evolution of the utility business model that will support the next century’s needs as powerful trends for a cleaner energy generation takes surge across the nation. This is the first in a six-part series on utility business model reform by Rocky Mountain Institute, America’s Power Plan, and Advanced Energy Economy Institute. Summaries of five case studies are to follow. See excerpts below and read the entire Utility Dive piece here.

It's increasingly likely that conventional fossil-fuel power plants won't comprise the core of our future electricity grid. A growing number of state mandates require a transition to cleaner generation, while utilities are embracing renewable energy as key investment strategies…

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GreentechMedia: The Top 10 Utility Regulatory Trends of 2018

Posted by Coley Girouard on Jan 18, 2019

GreentechMedia published AEE’s Coley Girouard’s piece spotlighting the top 10 regulatory developments of the past year, giving context on what to watch for in 2019. See the entire Green Tech Media piece here.

In July, we published a list of the top 10 utility regulation trends of 2018  so far. With 2018 behind us, we check in again on the top public utility commission actions and trends of the past year.

Ten prominent trends and actions stand out above the rest, from renewables continuing their downward price trajectory, to approvals for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, to exploration of utility business model reforms and non-wires alternatives, to traditional distribution investments. Here is the full roundup of the top 10 matters before public utility commissions in 2018.

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Utility Dive: The Keystone State may have found the key to the next wave of transportation electrification

Posted by Herman Trabish on Jan 11, 2019

Utility Dive provides insight into how steps taken in Pennsylvania’s widely collaborative new EV initiative may serve as blueprint for other states. AEE perspective is included with comments by Market Development VP Matt Stanberry and reference to AEE’s recently released Regulatory Plan for America's Electric Transportation Future. See excerpts below and read the entire Utility Dive story here:

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Vox: Texas’s wind and sunlight complement each other exceptionally well. That’s huge for its grid.

Posted by Umair Irfan on Jan 8, 2019

Vox presents findings from a new Rice University study that shows solar and wind energy resources in Texas complement each other well. The piece dives into what is needed for the state to reimagine its power grid to leverage this power, and includes a reference to a Brattle Report produced for AEE Institute that estimated ERCOT could feasibly integrate 50 percent of renewables. See excerpts below and read the entire Vox story here.

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