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Utility Dive: Renewables Industry Questions Whether Duke, Southern SEEM Proposal Would Limit Competition

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Mar 17, 2021

Utility Dive outlined the Southwest Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal, highlighting AEE and others’ joint comments on the plan's shortcomings. Read excerpts below and the full story here.  

Many questions remain unanswered on a proposal by Southeast utilities to form a centralized energy exchange market, stakeholders said in comments filed with federal regulators on Monday, including if it will facilitate more competition, or instead allow utilities to strengthen their position in the region...

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Utility Dive: Congress Should Prioritize Gas Supply Risks, NERC Says, as Senators Mull Federal Role in Texas Grid.

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Mar 12, 2021

Utility Dive outlined the Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Texas grid failure, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis on reliability standards for gas pipelines. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

The head of the U.S. electric reliability organization on Thursday recommended that, if Congress does take action in response to the widespread outages that hit Texas in February, it targets the gas supply side.

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Utility Dive: Biden Moves to Rejoin Paris Climate Accord on First Day in Office, Signs Order to Quickly Review Trump Regulatory Actions

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jan 21, 2021

Utility Dive highlighted President Biden’s initial executive orders, quoting AEE’s Leah Rubin Shen. Read excerpts below and the full story here

President Joe Biden on Wednesday marked his first day in office by taking steps to rejoin the Paris climate accord, along with signing a flurry of executive orders.

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Utility Dive's 2021 Outlook: 10 Power Sector Trends to Watch

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jan 13, 2021

Utility Dive highlighted 10 power sector trends to watch this year, quoting AEE experts on EVs, clean energy policy, and changing battery infrastructure. The piece also  links to AEE's recent EV Trucks blog post. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

At this time last year, few people — if anyone — could have predicted what 2020 would bring. That tumultuous year has not yet led to a calmer one, but if January 2020 taught us anything, it's that the first days of a new year may not always be a sign of what's to come. With that being said, Utility Dive spoke to over half a dozen power sector experts who tentatively predict big changes on the horizon in 2021.

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Utility Dive: New FERC Chair Danly cancels Chatterjee electric vehicle roundtable, nixes media briefings

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Nov 18, 2020

Utility Dive reported FERC Chairman Danly is making changes at FERC, with canceled EV roundtable and no media briefings, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

Newly-appointed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman James Danly is already making it clear his chairmanship, however short, will be different from that of Neil Chatterjee's.


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Utility Dive: Election 2020: Trump's FERC may need to shift course on clean energy, though Biden's road will not be easy

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Oct 27, 2020

Utility Dive covered the impact of the coming presidential election on FERC, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

The rapid evolution of the power grid will require the attention of one critical agency —  the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. And observers say no matter what happens Nov. 3, the agency will have no choice but to address the industry's transition, even if it means backing away from some of its more controversial policies.

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Utility Dive: FERC Carbon Pricing Conference Shatters Attendance Records, but Where Were the State Voices?

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Oct 5, 2020

Utility Dive reported on the FERC carbon pricing technical conference, noting the lack of state involvement and quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire article here.

A historic nine and a half hour discussion on carbon pricing attracted at least 2,000 viewers and broke previous attendance records for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference, according to Chairman Neil Chatterjee.

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Utility Dive: FERC Details Carbon Pricing Conference as Groups Blast Renewables, Consumer and Women Exclusions

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Sep 9, 2020

Utility Dive reported stakeholder concerns about FERC's agenda for Sept. 30 Carbon Pricing Technical Conference, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire UD piece here. 

Federal regulators on Friday announced details of a much-anticipated technical conference on carbon pricing, following a request from a broad group of renewable energy, gas and power groups for the commission to look at the issue more closely, but some stakeholders expressed disappointment with the lineup, decrying a lack of representation from renewable energy and consumer advocates, as well as lack of gender diversity...

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Utility Dive: DC Circuit Upholds Landmark FERC Storage Order, Rejecting Claims it Violates State Authority

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jul 13, 2020

Utility Dive covered FERC's Order 841 upheld by a federal appeals court and its impact on energy storage and wholesale markets, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire Utility Dive piece here. 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that a federal storage order does not encroach on states' authority over the distribution system. A three-judge panel of the court said the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's 2018 Order 841, intended to expand the ability of storage to participate in wholesale power markets, does not surpass the commission's jurisdiction with its section preventing states from broadly prohibiting energy storage's participation in those markets...

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Utility Dive: Utilities Stay Silent on Proposal to Federalize Net Metering as States Call it a 'threat' to Solar Policy

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jun 4, 2020

Utility Dive covered states' growing opposition to net metering challenge, quoting several commissioners on AEE's recent Net Energy Metering and State Authority webinar. Read excerpts below and the entire UD piece here.

Opposition is growing against a proposal that would effectively allow any customer-sited generation to be subject to federal regulation, and it's unclear who outside the petitioner will support the proposal. States have decried the move as an attack on state autonomy to regulate behind-the-meter generation such as rooftop solar and storage, one that represents a "threat" to state policies they have crafted. 

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