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E&E News: Northeast embraces first-of-a-kind virtual power plant

Posted by Miranda Willson on Oct 13, 2022

E&E News reported on the announcement from AEE member company Sunrun that it had become the first company to provide power to customers through the use of a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) in a regional energy market. AEE's Caitlin Marquis explained why the development was so important, and what still needs to happen in ISO-NE and in other regional energy markets to make VPP use more common. Read snippets below and the full article here.

New England became the first regional energy market to use a virtual power plant this summer, with thousands of home solar and battery storage projects exporting power to the grid.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Caitlin Marquis

E&E News: Major grid dilemma: Treat fossil fuels like renewables?

Posted by Miranda Willson on May 5, 2022

E&E News examined how PJM Interconnection handles capacity valuation, quoting AEE's Kat Burnham on capacity modeling issues used for thermal resources. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Now, clean energy advocates have their sights set on another issue they say may give coal, natural gas and nuclear generators a leg up with PJM Interconnection, a regional transmission organization that oversees the flow of power in 13 states and the District of Columbia. The issue is known as capacity value, and how PJM handles it could have implications for everything from coal plant retirements to battery deployment to the reliability of the power grid for the 65 million people living in the PJM region.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News, Kat Burnham

E&E News: Renewables backlog plan for PJM region met with mixed reviews

Posted by Miranda Willson on Feb 14, 2022

E&E News outlined the renewable energy backlog in PJM, quoting Kat Burnham on the proposed reforms. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The largest U.S. grid operator advanced a plan last week to ease bottlenecks holding back thousands of solar and wind projects, but critics say it means future projects may face even longer delays.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Kat Burnham

E&E News: Northeast grid rules could make or break clean energy

Posted by Miranda Willson on Nov 22, 2021

E&E News detailed potential changes underway for New England’s grid operator, quoting AEE's Caitlin Marquis on renewable energy goals. Read snippets below and the full story here.

New England’s grid operator is considering an overhaul of regional power market rules that could determine whether Northeast states meet their clean energy goals, creating uncertainty in a region pivotal for reaching President Biden’s push for 100 percent clean electricity.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Caitlin Marquis

E&E News: FERC Launches First Transmission Reforms in a Decade

Posted by Miranda Willson on Jul 16, 2021

E&E News summarized FERC’s newest transmission reforms and their potential effects, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took a long-awaited step yesterday toward ushering in grid reforms that could dramatically speed up renewable energy growth and help advance the Biden administration’s zero-carbon electricity goals.

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Topics: AEE In The News

E&E News: 9 Ex-Commissioners Press FERC on Clean Energy Challenge

Posted by Miranda Willson on Jun 4, 2021

E&E News summarized a letter from former FERC members urging the organization to develop RTOs nationwide, citing a supportive tweet from AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.   

Nine former members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are urging it to help spur the development of organized power markets, which they say are needed nationwide to support clean energy.

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Topics: AEE In The News

E&E News: FERC Urged to Protect Grid from EV Boom

Posted by Miranda Willson on May 3, 2021

E&E News outlined proceedings from a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conference on electric vehicles, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis on how the commission can prepare. Read snippets below and the full story here.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission needs to prepare for a surge in electric vehicles that could transform the nation's power grid and increase electricity demand and costs.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News