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Greentech Media: Michigan's Comprehensive Approach to a Complicated Distributed Energy Future

Posted by Jeff St. John on Oct 31, 2019

Greentech Media covered MI Power Grid, Michigan's new grid mod approach to prepare for a distributed energy future, quoting AEE's Ryan Katofsky and AEE state partner MiEIBC's Laura Sherman. Read excerpts below and the entire GTM piece here (sub req.).

Michigan is not the most aggressive state in terms of clean energy mandates, grid modernization initiatives, or distributed energy resource integration. But over the past few years, the Wolverine state’s energy future has begun to shift dramatically — and now, state leaders have launched a comprehensive effort to tie it all together. It’s called MI Power Grid, and according to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Public Service Commission, it’s going to be the central source for Michigan residents and businesses seeking to take part in the state’s broader energy transformation.

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Topics: AEE In The News

GreentechMedia: California Regulators Open a New Chapter in Utility EV Charging Policy

Posted by Jeff St. John on Dec 19, 2018

GreentechMedia  covers CPUC's unanimous vote to address issues that surround utility investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure that support the state’s goals for transportation electrification. AEE’s Matt Stranberry comments on the market impact., and AEE members' letter of concern is cited. See excerpts below and the full GreentechMedia story here.

A new CPUC docket on EV charging doesn’t freeze funding for years, as industry groups feared. But it will introduce questions about utilities’ role in the state’s electric transportation future.

Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to open a new proceeding aimed at addressing the many questions about how billions of utility dollars should be spent on building out an electric vehicle charging infrastructure to meet the state’s lofty transportation electrification goals.

And fortunately for the EV industry, it doesn’t contain a poison pill that could freeze the needed funding to solve all these challenges

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Topics: AEE In The News

Greentech Media: California to Hike Fees for Community Choice Aggregators, Direct Access Providers

Posted by Jeff St. John on Oct 11, 2018

Greentech Media covered implications of the California Public Utilities Commission’s newly approved proposal to increase the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment paid to utilities when customers leave to source renewable energy under the state’s Direct Access Program. AEE’s insight is included. Link to the full article here.
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GreentechMedia: How a New California Law Will Expand the State’s Competitive Energy Market

Posted by Jeff St. John on Oct 3, 2018

This GreentechMedia piece examines what SB 237 means for the future of Direct Access in California for commercial and institutional customers as well as regulators. AEE’s perspective is included, quoting both Amisha Rai, senior director of California policy and Caitlin Marquis, federal and state policy manager on how the bill evolved, its impact, and implications for the next Calif. Governor. Link to the full article here.
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Greentech Media: California Legislative Roundup: What Passed, and What Didn’t

Posted by Jeff St. John on Sep 5, 2018

This Greentech Media piece reviews key energy and environmental bills of California’s just-ended session, from clean energy and batteries to EV charging and green buildings. AEE’s perspective is included, quoting Amisha Rai, senior director of California policy, on passage of AB 2127. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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