Caitlin Marquis

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Smart Energy Decisions: How to Get Utilities and Regulators to Provide Renewable Energy Options that Work for Your Company

Posted by Caitlin Marquis on May 10, 2019

Smart Energy Decisions published an article by AEE's Caitlin Marquis about ways corporate buyers can work with utilities, regulators and state officials to shape renewable energy program offerings with appeal to meet their sustainability goals. The piece draws from a recent report by AEE's Advanced Energy Buyers Group, "Renewable Energy Offerings that Work for Companies: A Practical Guide to Meeting Corporate Renewable Energy Demand in Vertically Integrated Markets," highlighting a six-step process to engage key players. See excerpts below and the entire SED article here and the related AEE webinar here.

Energy procurement and sustainability teams tasked with meeting corporate renewable energy targets are all too familiar with the fact that doing so is much easier in some states than in others. Specifically, in states that lack retail choice, and especially in states that are not part of an organized wholesale market, customers rely on either policy changes or the introduction of utility programs to make progress on their renewable energy goals. That means customers can wait for change – or work to make it happen.

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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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GreenBiz: 6 essential elements of successful utility renewable programs

Posted by Caitlin Marquis on Jul 26, 2018

Corporate demand for renewable energy is no longer a fringe issue talked about on the sidelines of the clean energy industry — it is a mainstream phenomenon, and growing quickly.As of 2016, 71 companies out of the Fortune 100 had set a clean energy or sustainability target, and these companies aren’t just talking the talk. By mid-2018, corporate buyers had signed contracts for over 11 gigawatts (GW) of projects since 2014, and put in hundreds of installations onsite.
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