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Corporation Commission’s Rejection of Proposed Energy Rules Takes Arizona Off Course

Posted by Cayli Baker on May 6, 2021

ACC vote to reject rule to reach 100% clean energy by 2050, along with other utility reforms, comes after more than three years of stakeholder engagement and bipartisan cooperation, despite widespread support.

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Topics: State Policy, Regulatory, Press Releases, Arizona

RTO Insider: Virginia SCC Gives IOUs a Pass on RPS Plans — for Now

Posted by K. Kaufman on May 5, 2021

RTO Insider examined Dominion Energy’s plan for three solar projects, quoting Virginia AEE’s Harry Godfrey on resource mix. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Utility Request to Combine RPS and IRP Plans Rejected

The Virginia State Corporation Commission on April 30 gave Dominion Energy the go-ahead to spend $10.4 million to build three solar projects totaling 82 MW, saying the company had submitted a “reasonable and prudent” plan for complying with the renewable portfolio standards of Virginia’s landmark Clean Economy Act (VCEA).

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Topics: State Policy, AEE In The News

S&P Global: BIDEN'S FIRST 100 DAYS: Congress the Focal Point for Climate, Clean Energy Push

Posted by Jasmin Melvin on May 3, 2021

S&P Global explored Biden’s first 100 days, quoting Leah Rubin Shen on why federal infrastructure investments should include grid enhancements. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Washington — While US President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office brought a flurry of executive actions, many pieces of his climate agenda, including key parts of his 10-year, $2 trillion infrastructure-focused American Jobs Plan, will require approval from Congress, where partisan divides and parliamentary procedures could determine the fate of those proposals.

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Topics: AEE In The News

E&E News: FERC Urged to Protect Grid from EV Boom

Posted by Miranda Willson on May 3, 2021

E&E News outlined proceedings from a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conference on electric vehicles, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis on how the commission can prepare. Read snippets below and the full story here.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission needs to prepare for a surge in electric vehicles that could transform the nation's power grid and increase electricity demand and costs.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News

Utility Dive: Equity, Security and Load: FERC Conference Considers the Challenges and Potential of Electrification

Posted by Robert Walton on May 3, 2021

Utility Dive outlined key takeaways from a FERC conference considering the challenges of electrification, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis on electricity load specifics. Read snippets below and the full story here.

The electrification of transportation, heating and other end uses necessary for the United States to meet its decarbonization goals will require the country to double its electricity load by 2050, panelists said Thursday at a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference. With that additional load will come opportunities, responsibilities and challenges, they said.

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Topics: News Update, Wholesale Markets

SHRM: Bouncing Back from Adversity

Posted by Debra Cope on May 1, 2021

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) outlined key lessons from COVID-19, citing AEE President Heather O’Neill on how the organization has adapted and attempted to maintain a positive workplace morale. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The COVID-19 crisis that disrupted life around the globe has brought into focus attributes that help individuals and organizations rebound from unexpected challenges...

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Topics: AEE In The News

The Pantagraph: Rivian Making Normal Thrive

Posted by Pantagraph Editorial Board on May 1, 2021

The Pantagraph highlighted Rivian’s electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, citing jobs projections from AEE’s Electrifying Illinois report. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The region received another economic jolt in the arm Wednesday when it was announced that Heartland Community College will be home to a training academy focused on electric vehicles and energy storage.

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Topics: AEE In The News