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Times of San Diego: Opinion: California Needs Senate Bill 551 to Make a Zero-Emissions Future Happen

Posted by Jason Anderson and Eddie Price on Jun 29, 2021

Times of San Diego published an opinion piece advocating for the passage of California SB 551, citing an AEE's Electrifying California supply chain report.. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The political battles in Congress over the size of an infrastructure package that will accelerate our transition to a greener economy and zero-emission transportation future do not reflect the urgency needed to ensure that all San Diegans can benefit from increased adoption of electric vehicles.

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California Legislature’s Budget to Accelerate Economic Recovery and Clean Transportation

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 29, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the California legislature’s approval of advanced energy and clean transportation investment in its votes on the proposed budget for the state. This “budget bill junior” provides much-needed funding for critical programs that have accelerated California’s leadership in EV policy, including $525 million for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, $150 million for equity transportation programs, $124 million for in-state ZEV manufacturing grants and over $500 million for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases

Utility Dive: California Braces for Energy Resource Shortfalls Amid Extreme Heat and Drought

Posted by Robert Walton on Jun 28, 2021

Utility Dive summarized the energy crisis facing California amidst the heat wave, quoting AEE’s Leah Rubin Shen. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The new slate of clean energy resources the California Public Utilities Commission approved last week will take about five years to fully come online. In the meantime, grid officials say conservation and demand flexibility will be key to maintaining reliability.

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The Manomet Current: Telemetric Devices Market Latest Technology Innovations, Growth and Demand Analysis 2021 to 2026| Siemens AG, GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Schlumberger Ltd

Posted by Manomet Current Staff on Jun 28, 2021

The Manomet Current described trends in the telemetric devices market, citing a statistic from AEE's Market Report report. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The report presents an in-depth assessment of the Telemetric Devices Market including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for Telemetric Devices from 2021 till 2026. The report covers the pre COVID-19 historic data, impact of COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 impact on various regions and major countries and on the future development of the industry is pointed out.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: Massachusetts State Rep, Favored by Renewables Industry, Emerges Among the Frontrunners to Fill FERC Seat

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jun 28, 2021

Utility Dive summarized FERC’s need to fill an empty commissioner seat, noting former AEE staffer Maria Robinson as a top candidate. Read snippets below and the full article here. Read additional coverage from MetroWest Daily News here, Nation of Change here, and Politico here, and here

Maria Duaime Robinson, a Massachusetts state representative, is among the frontrunners to replace Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, sources confirm.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Forbes: Can Grid Operators Handle Heatwaves And Climate Change?

Posted by Ken Silverstein on Jun 28, 2021

Forbes summarized the challenges being faced by grid operators in the face of severe heat waves in the West, quoting AEE’s Leah Rubin Shen. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Get used to triple-digit temperatures. But the heat and drought combined in the western United States also mean that hydro plants now produce much less electricity than before. Just how are grid operators dealing with the current dynamics and the increased pressure to add renewables?

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Smart Cities Dive: White House Agrees to Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Posted by Jason Plautz on Jun 25, 2021

Smart Cities Dive summarized the recent bipartisan infrastructure deal, citing AEE’s national stimulus report and comments from Leah Rubin Shen. Read snippets below and the full article here.

In March, the Biden administration proposed a $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, which included $174 billion in electric vehicle spending, $100 billion for the power grid and $46 billion in clean energy manufacturing, as well as a clean electricity standard and broader clean energy tax credits. The framework released Thursday represents a significant downscale from those ambitions, but the bipartisan backing gives it better odds of passage. 

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Topics: AEE In The News

Federal Stimulus Investment in Advanced Energy Infrastructure Could Deliver Trillions to U.S. Economy, Millions of Domestic Jobs, and Billions in Consumer Savings

Posted by Jane Reynolds on Jun 24, 2021

Report shows that proposed $600 billion in federal stimulus investments for advanced energy infrastructure could create millions of jobs, save consumers billions in energy costs, and add $3.5 trillion to U.S. GDP.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2021 — Today, national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a report quantifying the benefits of proposed national stimulus infrastructure investment in the advanced energy sector. An investment of $600 billion would add $3.5 trillion to the national economy, create more than 28 million new jobs (in job years), generate over $600 billion in annual tax revenue at all levels of government, and save consumers over $74 billion annually on energy costs. The report was released in the midst of active negotiations on an infrastructure package to be considered by Congress. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases

AEE Joins Governor’s Signing Ceremony for Landmark Regional Electricity Grid and Transmission Bill

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 24, 2021

Governor Jared Polis signed bipartisan Senate Bill 72, calling for a multi-state, regionally interconnected electricity system to improve grid resilience, reliability, and reduce customers’ energy costs.

DENVER, June 24, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) participated in the signing ceremony for Senate Bill 72* (SB 21-072) by Governor Jared Polis. SB 72 enables critical investments in the electricity infrastructure needed to reliably transport clean energy across the state and region, and requires state utilities to join a regional transmission organization (RTO) by 2030. The bipartisan bill was passed by the House on June 3 (vote 49-15). 

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Topics: Press Releases

E&E News: Court's 'Historic' FERC Slap-Down Shifts Pipeline War


E&E News summarized a federal court ruling concerning the review and approval of pipeline projects, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

A federal court ruling yesterday could influence how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reviews and approves pipelines, with major implications for the gas industry and legal cases around the country, analysts say.

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Detroit Metro Times: EV Technology, Manufacturing to Create Job Growth in Michigan

Posted by Lily Bohlke on Jun 23, 2021

Detroit Metro Times summarized economic benefits of Biden’s proposed investment in electrification infrastructure, citing an AEE report and comments from Ryan Gallentine. Read snippets below and the full article here. Read coverage from Utah Public Radio here.

A new report predicts Michigan's economy would see major benefits from the Biden administration's proposed $274 billion investment to electrify the transportation sector.

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Pennsylvania Patch: Push For Electric Vehicles In American Jobs Plan Would Benefit PA

Posted by Emily Scott & Dan Heyman on Jun 19, 2021

Pennsylvania Patch summarized the benefits of investing in electrification technology in PA, citing an AEE report and comments from Ryan Gallentine. Read snippets below and the full article here. Read BCTV’s coverage here

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Public News Service: Investments in Electric Vehicles Help Power CA's Recovery

Posted by Suzanne Potter on Jun 18, 2021

Public News Service described how investment in electric vehicles will spur economic growth and create jobs in California, citing comments from AEE’s Ryan Gallentine. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The U.S. economy would see a five-fold return from every tax dollar invested in electric vehicles and the grid, according to a new report.

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Colorado Bill Signed into Law Will Accelerate Economic Recovery and Clean Transportation Infrastructure for the State

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 17, 2021

With AEE in attendance, Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 260 at ceremony today, providing sustainable funding streams for the state’s vehicle electrification programs and transportation infrastructure over the next decade.

DENVER, June 17, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) joined Colorado Governor Jared Polis for the Senate Bill 21-260* (SB 260) signing ceremony at Floyd Hill. The bill creates three new state electrification enterprises and assures comprehensive transportation funding for the state, investing over $730 million to accelerate Colorado’s zero-emission vehicle market over the next decade. The bipartisan legislation was previously approved by the House on June 2, 2021 by a vote of 41-24.

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Topics: Press Releases

Public News Service: Report: Shift to Electric Vehicles an Economic Boon for Virginia

Posted by Diane Bernard on Jun 16, 2021

Public News Service summarized potential effects of electric vehicle investment in Virginia, citing AEE's market report and comments from Ryan Gallentine. Read snippets below and the full article here. Read coverage on this story from Augusta Free Press here

As negotiations in Congress continue on a federal infrastructure package, a report out today predicts the American Jobs Plan's proposed $274 billion investment to support electric vehicles would boost the nation's economy and create millions of jobs.

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Topics: Virginia, AEE In The News

Investment in Transportation Electrification Could Have Trillion-Dollar Impact on U.S. Economy

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jun 16, 2021

Report shows that each dollar of public investment in electric vehicles, infrastructure, and support results in a nearly $5 return; $274 billion in stimulus would add $1.3 trillion to U.S. GDP, attract private investment, create millions of jobs, and provide savings for consumers and businesses. 

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2021 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released an analysis showing that public stimulus investment of $274 billion in transportation electrification would deliver $1.3 trillion to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product, create 10.7 million jobs (in job years), and generate $231 billion in savings for consumers, governments and businesses, while accelerating the move to electric vehicles.

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Topics: Advanced Transportation, Press Releases

Electrek: US Solar Sets A Q1 Record, But There May Be Trouble Ahead

Posted by Michelle Lewis on Jun 15, 2021

Electrek summarized the record set by the solar industry in the first quarter of 2021 and financial issues facing solar in different parts of the U.S., citing a comment from AEE’s Lisa Frantzis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The US solar industry installed 5 GW of new capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021. It’s a new Q1 record, and a 46% increase over Q1 2020…

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KMBC News: Evergy's Green Energy Plan Fuels Debate in Kansas, Missouri

Posted by KMBC Staff on Jun 14, 2021

KMBC News summarized varying responses to Evergy’s long-term clean energy plans, citing comments from AEE’s Lisa Frantzis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Kansas' largest electric company expects to make its first big investments in solar energy over the next three years and promises zero net carbon emissions in 2045.

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Politico Morning Energy: Clock’s A-Tickin’ on FERC

Posted by Anthony Adragna on Jun 11, 2021

Politico identified potential replacements for outgoing FERC Commissioner, including former AEE staffer, Maria Robinson. Read snippets below and the full report here. Read E&E News coverage on the story here

There could be at least eight potential candidates in the running to replace outgoing Republican Commissioner Neil Chatterjee on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and tip the balance toward Democrats…

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Topics: AEE In The News

Governor Sisolak Signs Nevada’s ‘New Energy Economy’ Bill to Drive Electric Transportation Growth, Regional Power Market

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 10, 2021

Senate Bill 448 assures new investment in transportation electrification infrastructure and sets up Nevada to lead a regionally interconnected electricity system in the West.

CARSON CITY, June 10, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded Governor Sisolak’s signing of Senate Bill 448,* which jumpstarts investment in electric transportation infrastructure and requires state utilities to join a regional transmission organization (RTO) by 2030. The bipartisan bill was passed by the Assembly on May 31 (vote 32-10), following unanimous approval in the Senate.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases

FERC Order No. 2222 Can Drive Innovation, Lower Costs Across the U.S. Considering the Range of Use Cases for Distributed Energy in Wholesale Markets

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jun 10, 2021

In a new report, AEE outlines multiple use cases for distributed energy resources , illustrating the benefits of allowing aggregated DER participation in wholesale electricity markets under FERC’s landmark order.
 
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a report illustrating use cases for distributed energy resources (DER) in wholesale electricity markets that DER aggregators and other stakeholders expect to pursue under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Order No. 2222. These use cases demonstrate how increased DER participation in wholesale markets can improve competition, lower rates, give customers greater choice, and provide needed flexibility to support the reliability and resilience of the electricity grid. In the report, AEE also offers recommendations to guide Order No. 2222 compliance planning efforts currently underway by grid operators to ensure that implementation of the landmark order overcomes barriers that stand in the way of delivering the full value of DERs to customers and regional grid operators.
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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Press Releases

Utility Dive: Duke, Southern Other Utilities Provide More Details to FERC on Proposed Southeast Energy Market

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jun 9, 2021

Utility Dive outlined the proposed Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) and responses from FERC, citing a comment from AEE. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The renewables industry and other stakeholders looking for broader market reforms in the Southeast view SEEM skeptically, but the utilities behind the proposal say the plan is a modest yet important step to using resources in the region more efficiently.

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Augusta Free Press: Lawmakers Convene for Powhatan Elementary School Solar Unveiling

Posted by Augusta Free Press Staff on Jun 8, 2021

Augusta Free Press summarized the unveiling of Powhatan Elementary School’s new solar energy facilities, featuring comments from Virginia AEE's Harry Godfrey. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Virginia Advanced Energy Economy hosted lawmakers Tuesday for the unveiling of Powhatan Elementary School’s recently completed solar energy rooftop array.

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Topics: Virginia, AEE In The News

Virginia and U.S. Lawmakers Convene for Powhatan County School Solar Energy Unveiling, Highlight Expected 8% Growth in Clean Energy Jobs Across Commonwealth

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jun 8, 2021

Virginia AEE, Sun Tribe, and BrightSuite host U.S. Representative Spanberger, State Senator Hashmi, and State Delegate Ware to tour new school solar rooftop array, illustrating significant energy cost savings, benefits of Virginia Clean Economy Act, employment growth for the Commonwealth.

POWHATAN, VIRGINIA, June 8, 2021 — Today, business group Virginia Advanced Energy Economy (Virginia AEE), its member, Virginia-based solar developer Sun Tribe, and BrightSuite Solar, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, hosted Virginia and U.S. congressional lawmakers for the unveiling of Powhatan Elementary School’s recently completed solar energy rooftop array. The project illustrates the impact of Virginia’s Clean Economy Act and growing advanced energy employment across the Commonwealth, expected to increase by 8% according to AEE’s latest jobs fact sheet. The solar arrays at Powhatan County Public Schools were developed through a partnership between BrightSuite and Sun Tribe.

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, Press Releases

Utility Dive: Colorado Legislators Direct All Transmission Utilities to Join an Organized Wholesale Market by 2030

Posted by Emma Penrod on Jun 8, 2021

Utility Dive summarized Colorado’s decision to require transmission utilities to join a regional wholesale power market by 2030, citing comments from AEE’s Emilie Olson. Read snippets below and the full article here.

A bipartisan bill requiring all Colorado transmission utilities to join an organized wholesale market by 2030 cleared the Colorado legislature last Thursday, drawing praise from both advocates and utilities.

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E&E News: 9 Ex-Commissioners Press FERC on Clean Energy Challenge

Posted by Miranda Willson on Jun 4, 2021

E&E News summarized a letter from former FERC members urging the organization to develop RTOs nationwide, citing a supportive tweet from AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.   

Nine former members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are urging it to help spur the development of organized power markets, which they say are needed nationwide to support clean energy.

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The Christian Science Monitor: Climate Versus Jobs? Not In This Heartland State

Posted by Stephanie Hanes on Jun 3, 2021

The Christian Science Monitor summarizes the shift of the dominant climate narrative from climate change debate to economic progress with a focus on Illinois, citing an AEE report. Read snippets and the full article here.

For years, the dominant narrative of climate action was one of trade-offs and costs – that saving the world as we know it meant taking hard steps to reduce carbon emissions, and likely sacrificing jobs and lifestyle in the process.

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Landmark Regional Electricity Grid and Transmission Bill Passes Colorado Legislature

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 3, 2021

Colorado House passed bipartisan Senate Bill 72, calling for a multi-state regionally interconnected electricity market to improve grid resilience, reliability, and reduce customers’ energy costs.

DENVER, June 3, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded passage of Senate Bill 72* (SB 21-072) by the Colorado House on a strong bipartisan 49-15 vote. SB 72 enables critical investments in the electricity infrastructure needed to reliably transport clean energy across the state and region, and requires state utilities to join a regional transmission organization (RTO) by 2030. Having passed the Senate on a bipartisan vote of 28-6 in April, SB 72 heads to the Governor’s desk. 

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Landis+Gyr Leader Becomes Chairman of Advanced Energy Economy

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jun 3, 2021

Prasanna Venkatesan, EVP and Head of Americas, Landis+Gyr, will chair national business group; three new AEE board members named; immediate past chair and co-founder Hemant Taneja remains a board member of affiliated Advanced Energy Economy Institute.

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Topics: Press Releases

Canary Media: Western States Look to Regional Transmission Organizations to Boost Clean Energy's Pathways to Market

Posted by Jeff St. John on Jun 3, 2021

Canary Media summarized the possibility for RTO expansion in the West, citing AEE’s Sarah Steinberg and Amisha RaiRead snippets below and the full article here.

The Western U.S. is a hotbed for renewable power development. What it lacks are the regional regulatory and economic structures to build the transmission lines needed to move that clean power to far-off population centers and share it across a region facing increasing grid-reliability challenges driven by climate change.

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Utility Dive: FERC Should Expand Organized Markets Across the US, Former Chairs and Commissioners Say

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jun 3, 2021

Utility Dive summarized support and criticism for a letter encouraging FERC to expand use of RTOs nationwide, citing a critical tweet by AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

A bipartisan group of former federal regulators are calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to expand organized wholesale power markets across the U.S., urging the commission to flex their full authority under the Federal Power Act.

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Targeted Stimulus Investment in Advanced Energy Would Deliver More than $70 Billion to West Virginia’s Economy

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 3, 2021

Economic analysis finds $10 billion in targeted stimulus investment would have a seven-fold impact, increasing West Virginia’s gross state product, adding over 433,000 new jobs.

CHARLESTON, June 3 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released an economic assessment that found $10 billion in public investments across a range of advanced energy technologies would increase West Virginia's gross state product (GSP) by $70 billion. This level of targeted stimulus would attract $23 billion in complementary private investment, save customers $4.1 billion annually, and add 433,000 jobs, measured in job-years, for West Virginians.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases

Transportation Bill Zooms Through Colorado House, Expanding Access to Zero-Emission Transportation Statewide

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 2, 2021

House votes 41-24 to pass Senate Bill 260, providing sustainable funding streams for the state’s vehicle electrification programs and transportation infrastructure.

DENVER, June 2, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the Colorado legislature for passing comprehensive transportation funding legislation, Senate Bill 21-260*. Approved by the House 41-24, SB 260 will invest over $730 million to accelerate Colorado’s zero-emission vehicle market over the next decade. Having passed concurrence in the Senate, the bill now heads to Governor Polis for his expected signature. 

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Topics: Advanced Transportation, Press Releases

Utility Dive: Nevada Passes Clean Energy Bill Requiring State to Join RTO, Accelerating $2B Transmission Project

Posted by Jason Plautz on Jun 2, 2021

Utility Dive summarized Nevada’s clean energy omnibus bill SB 448, citing AEE’s coalition letter supporting the bill’s RTO language. Read snippets below and the full article here.

SB 448, introduced by state Sen. Chris Brooks, a Democrat from Las Vegas, advances Nevada's goal to reach 100% carbon-free resources by 2050, set in a 2019 bill that also raised the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030. The new bill goes further, requiring utilities to forecast a path to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by the end of the decade. 

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Topics: State Policy, AEE In The News

Advanced Energy Jobs Poised for Growth in States Around the Country

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jun 2, 2021

New fact sheets on 14 states show that advanced energy industry is a large employer, with job growth of 6% to 8% predicted for this year.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases