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RTO Insider: Ailing Chair, Resilience Inquiry Topped FERC News in 2018

Posted by Rich Heidorn Jr. on Dec 30, 2019

RTO Insider reported on FERC commission activity, highlighting various perspectives as the new year of 2019 approaches. AEE’s view is included, quoting Dylan Reed, Head of Congressional Affairs as he noted the significant market opportunity in implementing Order 841 (energy storage) and the expected rule for distributed energy resources. See excerpts below and read the entire RTO Insider story here.

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Northern Nevada Business View: NV Energy’s $198 million renewable energy expansion approved

Posted by Geoff Dornan on Dec 24, 2018

Northern Nevada Business View reported on NV Energy’s three-year energy plan that was recently approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada. AEE’s perspective is included, quoting Ray Fakhoury, State Policy Associate. See excerpts below and read the entire story here:

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GreentechMedia: California Regulators Open a New Chapter in Utility EV Charging Policy

Posted by Jeff St. John on Dec 19, 2018

GreentechMedia  covers CPUC's unanimous vote to address issues that surround utility investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure that support the state’s goals for transportation electrification. AEE’s Matt Stranberry comments on the market impact., and AEE members' letter of concern is cited. See excerpts below and the full GreentechMedia story here.

A new CPUC docket on EV charging doesn’t freeze funding for years, as industry groups feared. But it will introduce questions about utilities’ role in the state’s electric transportation future.

Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to open a new proceeding aimed at addressing the many questions about how billions of utility dollars should be spent on building out an electric vehicle charging infrastructure to meet the state’s lofty transportation electrification goals.

And fortunately for the EV industry, it doesn’t contain a poison pill that could freeze the needed funding to solve all these challenges

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Utility Drive: Energy groups pan NERC generation retirement report for 'extreme' assumptions

Posted by Gavin Bade on Dec 19, 2018

Utility Dive covers the response of energy and consumer groups to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC’s) generation retirement report. AEE concerns are stated by Jeff Dennis. See excerpts below and read the entire Utility Dive story here:

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AEE Reacts to NERC Assessment of Power Plant Retirements on Grid Reliability

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Dec 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2018 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reacted to a new report by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) on the potential impact of an extreme scenario of accelerated power plant retirements on grid reliability. 

"Today’s report should be viewed in context. As NERC itself states, the report looks at unlikely scenarios that go far beyond either announced or projected power plant retirements to determine at what point there might be some risk for reliability,” said Jeff Dennis, general counsel for regulatory affairs at AEE.

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Facility Executive (Column): Ease the Challenge of Navigating Energy Policy

Posted by Caitlin Marquis on Dec 18, 2018

Facility Executive published this column by Caitlin Marquis, AEE's manager of federal and state policy. Learn more about AEE’s Advanced Energy Buyers Group here. See column excerpts below and read the entire Dec. Facility Executive piece, including details about the four key takeaways and what to look for in 2019, here.

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RTO Insider (Opinion): Large Buyers — Don't Stop Our Renewable Energy Purchases

Posted by Jeff Dennis and Caitlin Marquis on Dec 17, 2018

RTO Insider published this perspective from AEE Advanced Energy Buyers Group's Caitlin Marquis and Jeff Dennis noting concerns about PJM Interconnection's latest proposal to address impacts of state policies on capacity prices. See excerpts below and read the entire RTO Insider piece here:
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The Hill: White House jumps into fight over energy subsidies

Posted by Timothy Cama on Dec 4, 2018

The Hill piece covers reactions to WH opposition to tax credits for electric cars and renewable energy in wake of GM’s recent plant closings announcement. including AEE’s perspective quoting Dylan Reed, Head of Congressional Affairs. Link to the full piece here.
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Breitbart: The Terminator insists U.S. will help battle climate change

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Dec 3, 2018

This piece published on Breitbart covers former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appearance at the UN climate summit where he discussed the economic benefits of advanced energy jobs. The California jobs fact sheet released by Advanced Energy Economy Institute is cited. Link to the Jobs Fact Sheet here.  Link to the full Breitbart piece here and see excerpts below:
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Washington Examiner: Trump's GM threats put electric vehicles at risk

Posted by Josh Siegel on Dec 1, 2018

This Washington Examiner piece looks at the implications of President Trump’s threat to General Motors Co.in retaliation for announced plant closings could have on the advancement of electric vehicles. AEE’s perspective is included, quoting Dylan Reed, Head of Congressional Affairs. Link to the full piece here.
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