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Utility Dive: Arizona regulators again reject SRP’s proposed 820-MW gas plant expansion

Posted by Robert Walton on Jun 7, 2022

Utility Dive reported on the Arizona Corporation Commission's vote rejecting a proposed gas plant expansion, quoting AEE's Shelby Stults on clean energy solutions utility Salt River Project can pursue instead. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The Arizona Corporation Commission voted 3-2 on Monday to deny rehearing and reconsideration of Salt River Project’s proposed 820-MW expansion of the gas-fired Coolidge Generation Station. Community and clean energy advocates say the utility failed to present new evidence in favor of the project, which the regulators initially rejected in April.

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Topics: Utility, Regulatory, AEE In The News, Arizona, Shelby Stults

Utility Dive: Arizona regulators again reject SRP’s proposed 820-MW gas plant expansion

Posted by Robert Walton on May 17, 2022

Utility Dive reported on the Arizona Corporation Commission's vote denying Salt River Project's proposed gas plant expansion, quoting AEE's Shelby Stults on cleaner energy options to consider. Read snippets below and the full article here.

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Topics: Utility, Regulatory, AEE In The News, Shelby Stults

Utility Dive: New York adjusts standby, buyback rate methodologies, sweetening value proposition for NYC storage

Posted by Robert Walton on Mar 24, 2022

Utility Dive detailed New York's new standby and buyback rate methodologies, quoting AEE's Danny Waggoner on the benefits for energy storage. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The New York Public Service Commission on March 16 issued an order adopting a new cost allocation methodology for standby and buyback service rates that advanced energy solutions providers say will improve the value proposition for distributed energy resources like electric vehicles, storage and demand management...

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Topics: Regulatory, AEE In The News, Danny Waggoner

Utility Dive: California markets in the Lone Star State? Texas regulators consider 'quasi-capacity' market system

Posted by Robert Walton on Oct 22, 2021

Utility Dive outlined Texas regulators' moves to implement ERCOT market changes, citing TAEBA's Suzanne Bertin on energy efficiency. Read snippets below and the full story here.

Generators and transmission operators will need to weatherize their systems ahead of winter as Texas regulators consider "monumental" market changes.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: FERC Chair Glick wants mandatory winterization standards for power plants following Texas grid failure

Posted by Robert Walton on Sep 24, 2021

Utility Dive outlined FERC and NERC's move for stronger weatherization standards, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The February 2021 cold snap was not the first time U.S. power plants and gas transportation systems failed under extreme cold conditions, the joint report makes clear. Rather, it was the fourth time in the last decade that cold weather "jeopardized bulk-power system reliability due to unplanned cold weather-related generation outages."

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: California Braces for Energy Resource Shortfalls Amid Extreme Heat and Drought

Posted by Robert Walton on Jun 28, 2021

Utility Dive summarized the energy crisis facing California amidst the heat wave, quoting AEE’s Leah Rubin Shen. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The new slate of clean energy resources the California Public Utilities Commission approved last week will take about five years to fully come online. In the meantime, grid officials say conservation and demand flexibility will be key to maintaining reliability.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: Equity, Security and Load: FERC Conference Considers the Challenges and Potential of Electrification

Posted by Robert Walton on May 3, 2021

Utility Dive outlined key takeaways from a FERC conference considering the challenges of electrification, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis on electricity load specifics. Read snippets below and the full story here.

The electrification of transportation, heating and other end uses necessary for the United States to meet its decarbonization goals will require the country to double its electricity load by 2050, panelists said Thursday at a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference. With that additional load will come opportunities, responsibilities and challenges, they said.

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Topics: News Update, Wholesale Markets

Utility Dive: New York Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring All New Vehicle Sales be Zero-Emissions by 2035

Posted by Robert Walton on Apr 29, 2021

Utility Dive outlined the New York legislature’s measure to adopt a 100% ZEV target, citing AEE’s Electrifying New York Report and quoting Ryan Gallentine on how the state can meet its ambitious new goal. Read snippets below and the full story here.

New York lawmakers on April 26 passed legislation to require all sales of new passenger cars and trucks in the state be zero emission by 2035. The measure now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, to sign or veto…

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: New York Regulators Address Data Access Issues in Bid to Grow Clean Energy Development

Posted by Robert Walton on Apr 27, 2021

Utility Dive quoted AEE’s Danny Waggoner on improving data access to increase clean energy progress. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

Dive Brief:

  • The New York Public Service Commission on April 15 adopted a new framework governing access to energy data, aiming to better enable energy service entities (ESEs) to develop new clean energy resources, products and technologies…
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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: FERC Rejection of NYISO Renewables Plan Could Prompt State-Managed Capacity Market, Advocates Say

Posted by Robert Walton on Sep 10, 2020

Utility Dive reported FERC rejected NYISO's proposal for capacity market rules to accommodate renewable energy, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts and the entire Utility Dive piece here.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday rejected the New York Independent System Operator's (NYISO) proposal to alter its capacity market in order to accommodate the renewable energy required for the state to reach 70% renewable energy by 2030...

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Topics: AEE In The News