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Utility Dive: U.S. Renewable Resources on Steady Course for Increased Deployment

Posted by Iulia Gheorghiu on Jan 16, 2020

Utility Dive published this 2020 Outlook piece highlighting the projected rise of renewables in the new decade, quoting AEE's JR Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the entire UD piece here. 

Renewable energy resources have become a bigger part of the grid in recent years, competing with traditional generation sources. With flat load growth, falling costs and the expansion of the energy storage sector, this trend is only expected to rise. While onshore wind is more economic than utility-scale solar in many areas of the U.S., analysts say solar could become increasingly competitive with wind...

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Utility Dive: Virginia, Maryland unveil 100% Clean Energy Plans, but NGOs Not Satisfied

Posted by Iulia Gheorghiu on Dec 20, 2019

Utility Dive covered Gov. Ralph Northam's 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050 bill followed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announcement for a 100% clean energy by 2040 state plan and included quotes by AEE's JR Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the entire UD piece here. 

States where legislatures are aligned with the governor on climate issues are advancing clean energy policies, garnering industry support from the clean energy sector.

"We are continuing to work with the industry to make sure that the structure of the renewable energy portfolio pieces of the program are the most effective means by which we can finance projects," J.R. Tolbert, managing director of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), told Utility Dive. 

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Utility Dive: Tesla, others question storage hourly requirements, charges in Order 841 compliance plans

Posted by Iulia Gheorghiu on Feb 13, 2019

Utility Dive summarizes comments filed about grid operators' plans to implement FERC's energy storage rule (Order 841). The article references comments from AEE on PJM Interconnection's plans. See excerpts below and the entire Utility Dive story here:

As energy storage becomes more economically competitive with more traditional forms of merchant generation, access to wholesale power markets is seen as an important addition to the technology's opportunities on the contracted side. However, questions remain about the effective implementation of the federal order that seeks to create consistent opportunities for storage to compete in wholesale energy markets.

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