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Utility Dive: Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act with $369B in energy and climate spending

Posted by Ethan Howland on Aug 8, 2022

Utility Dive reported on the Senate approval of the IRA, quoting AEE's Nat Kreamer on how tax credits will benefit clean energy developers. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The Senate approved the Inflation Reduction Act on a party-line vote Sunday, sending the bill to the House of Representatives for a scheduled vote on Friday.

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Nat Kreamer

Utility Dive: PJM releases road map for creating ‘grid of the future’ to handle coming renewables, storage wave

Posted by Ethan Howland on May 12, 2022

Utility Dive discussed the PJM plans for renewable energy  growth, quoting AEE's Kat Burnham on the grid operator's roadmap. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The report provides “guideposts” on the areas PJM and its stakeholders need to focus on to keep the grid reliable while meeting state clean energy goals, according to Katherine Burnham, Advanced Energy Economy policy principal.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Kat Burnham

Utility Dive: Biden invokes Defense Production Act to bolster domestic battery manufacturing for EVs, energy storage

Posted by Ethan Howland on Apr 1, 2022

Utility Dive cited AEE's Harry Godfrey on Biden's decision to invoke the Defense Production Act and spur domestic production of minerals. Read snippets below and the full article here.

In an effort to increase U.S. energy independence, President Joe Biden on Thursday invoked the Defense Production Act to spur domestic mining and processing of minerals used to make batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage facilities.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Harrison Godfrey

Utility Dive: SOO Green transmission project faces PJM obstacles: Are grid operators hindering the energy transition?

Posted by Ethan Howland on Jan 13, 2022

Utility Dive detailed barriers to green transmission project, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis incorporating advanced energy technologies into wholesale markets. Read snippets below and the full article here

The $2.5 billion SOO Green transmission project ticks many boxes for being an ideal proposal to help advance the energy transition, a key Biden administration priority.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News, Jeff Dennis

Utility Dive: Colorado utilities could cut costs 5% by joining an RTO, PUC finds, as Western market momentum builds

Posted by Ethan Howland on Dec 3, 2021

Utility Dive detailed the Colorado Public Utility Commission's report encouraging state's utilities to join some form of organized wholesale market, quoting AEE's Emilie Olson on the benefits of a regional transmission organization. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Participating in a regional transmission organization (RTO) could save Colorado's utilities up to $230 million a year, or 5% of their costs, while helping meet the state's clean energy goals, according to a study released Wednesday by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission...

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Topics: State Policy, AEE In The News

Utility Dive: Southern, Duke SEEM proposal takes effect as FERC deadlocks on market plan

Posted by Ethan Howland on Oct 14, 2021

Utility Dive cited AEE's Jeff Dennis on SEEM taking effect. Read snippets below and the full article here

A proposed trading platform for 15 utilities across the Southeast — the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) — took effect after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission again deadlocked on a major policy issue...

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: PJM's 'focused' MOPR takes effect, boosting renewables and nuclear as FERC commissioners deadlock

Posted by Ethan Howland on Sep 30, 2021

Utility Dive outlined PJM's proposal to relax its minimum offer price rule, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

FERC's inability to reach a decision on PJM's proposed changes to its MOPR — a rule designed to prevent a market participant from offering artificially low bids to suppress capacity prices — is the latest twist in a controversial regulatory process.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Microgrid Knowledge: Advanced Energy Jobs on the Rebound After COVID-19 Hit

Posted by Ethan Howland on Apr 22, 2021

Microgrid Knowledge covered AEE’s 2021 National Jobs Fact Sheet and the Advanced Energy Now 2021 Market Report, highlighting employment and microgrid market prospects. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

After getting slammed by COVID-19 last spring, jobs at advanced energy companies are rebounding but remain below prepandemic levels, according to Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a trade group. The report found that the segment that includes microgrids also experienced a downturn.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Microgrid Knowledge: US House Bill Would Give Microgrids 30% Tax Credit

Posted by Ethan Howland on Apr 16, 2021

Microgrid Knowledge outlined a new bill in Congress to establish a 30% microgrid tax credit, quoting AEE’s Leah Rubin Shen on existing tax credits. Read snippets below and the full story here

A California congressman has introduced a bill into the US House of Representatives that would create a 30% microgrid tax credit.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Microgrid Knowledge: Clean Energy Stimulus Spending Could Jump Start Growth, Report Finds

Posted by Ethan Howland on Nov 10, 2020

Microgrid Knowledge reported on the benefits of advanced energy stimulus to state economies across the country, referencing AEE's Economic Impact Reports. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

With Congress eyeing another coronavirus economic package, a new report finds that federal economic stimulus spending on clean energy, including microgrids, electric vehicles and energy storage, could jump start a surge in economic growth...

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Topics: AEE In The News