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S&P Global: 'Lots of work left to do' on US grid expansion as climate bill nears passage

Posted by Zack Hale on Aug 10, 2022

S&P Global discussed what a rise in clean energy development means for US electric transmission capacity, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis on what final rules FERC will need to issue for developers. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The U.S. Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act is projected to unleash a new wave of clean energy development that gets the nation close to achieving its 2030 climate goals. The measure will also raise the stakes for ongoing policy efforts to expand the U.S. electric transmission system and expedite environmental reviews, according to industry experts.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Jeff Dennis, FERC

S&P Global: Utilities with 11 million customers eye power market integration in US West

Posted by Zack Hale on Oct 5, 2021

S&P Global summarized the Western utilities exploring further power market integration, citing AEE's Amisha Rai on the need for a Western RTO. Read snippets below.

A new coalition of electricity suppliers in the U.S. West with about 11 million combined customers is exploring further power market integration as the drought-ravaged region seeks to slash greenhouse gas emissions while boosting grid reliability.

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Topics: AEE In The News

S&P Global: Biden Order Could Prompt FERC to Act on Utility-Sector Competition, Experts Say

Posted by Zack Hale on Jul 12, 2021

S&P Global summarized the potential effects of Biden’s executive order making regulations from federal agencies like FERC more competitive, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

A new executive order issued by U.S. President Joe Biden could serve as an impetus for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to crack down on anti-competitive behavior while encouraging more wholesale power market expansion, according to industry experts.

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Topics: AEE In The News

S&P Global: FERC Order Forces States to 'Grapple' with Distributed Energy Difficulties

Posted by Zack Hale on Jan 13, 2021

S&P Global summarized the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 2222, quoting AEE’s Caitlin Marquis on DER aggregations. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

A recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order will force state regulators and electric grid operators to start thinking about distributed energy resources as a solution instead of a problem to solve, industry experts said Jan. 13.

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Topics: AEE In The News

S&P Global: Major DC Circuit Gas Ruling Extends to FERC's Power Proceeding, Experts Say

Posted by Zack Hale on Jun 30, 2020

S&P Global covered the DOJs ruling requiring FERC to rapidly address pipeline disputes and power market proceedings, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire S&P Global piece here. 

A federal appeals court ruling requiring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to move faster to address pipeline disputes also carries major implications for how the agency handles contested power market proceedings, according to legal experts. Calling the practice a "stalling tactic," a full panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on June 30 ruled 10-1 that FERC can no longer use what are known as "tolling orders" to give itself indefinite time to act on rehearing requests that effectively bar parties from seeking judicial review...

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Topics: AEE In The News