Fierce Energy today featured AEEI in a story on how Michigan can most easily meet the reduction requirements likely in the EPA's upcoming Clean Power Plan by reducing energy waste. The conclusion is the result of an Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI) analysis using the new State Tool for Electricity Emissions Reduction (STEER), a model commissioned by the Advanced Energy Economy Institute and developed by Michigan-based 5 Lakes Energy in partnership with researchers at the University of Michigan. From the article:
The open-source STEER Model automatically calculates the least-cost compliance and implementation strategies based on a comparative evaluation of available generation, efficiency, storage, and grid management options, and is designed to provide state lawmakers, air and utility regulators, and others who will be responsible for meeting the CPP requirements, with access to data and integrated resource planning analysis.
Read the full article in Fierce Energy.